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#971 Sun 07 Apr 13 7:30pm

RedfoxEstonia

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Re: Ask me a cooking question

maybe Jamies´ gardener Pete can answer this: what would YOU do when in april it is still -5C and snowing and the ground is iced over? when it does melt, will it be too late to plant anything? what can a gardener do until then?

cause the winter just won´t leave Estonia alone. there is a foot of snow in the south part as well.

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#972 Sun 07 Apr 13 10:24pm

mummza

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Re: Ask me a cooking question

Katerl wrote:

Hello,
I am a mother from 1,5 years old boy and cooking for him is very difficult. At the one hand he doesn´t like everything (for example green vegetables..) and on the other hand he is not allowed to eat/drink cow milk. But it should also be suitable for adults, because he only eats what we eat. You can see it is a little bit difficult.  sad
Am desperately looking for suitable recipes!!!
Could anybody help me please????   help 
Thanks a lot
Katerl

welcome to the forum Katerl  smile
My first bit of advice is to try not to worry , children like adults  have their likes and dislikes not all children eat all vegetables and the green vegetables are often disliked by children .

my next bit of advice is never to make an issue out of food, almost all children have a good appertite and will eat well when they want to .

Hes only tiny and will probable get to like them one day .
Do you have a garden or anywhere you can grow things in pots, children love to see things grow and pick things in a garden.

I dont like rules when it comes to childrens food, apart from the rule that meals had to be eaten together at the table and there were no toys, television, books whilst a meal was happening.
Pull his high chair up the the table and try to eat family meals together.

Another thing that we always did was to put bowls of food in the center of the table and allow the children to serve themselves, we found that the children were more likely to try new foods .
It can be pretty off putting for a child to have a plate of food just put in front of them and them be expected to eat it.
put little amounts on his plate and let him have more if he wants it.
Your son is tiny so he would find it tricky to serve himself for a while but it won't be too long before he can.

I think that its already been suggested that you add things into mashed potato , my children loved this , I would ask them what they wanted mashed into the potato and they would tell me.
I never hid vegetables for my family.

From an early age , I realised that my children were happy to try different foods and eat allsorts , they never minded vegetables apart from peas ( which they all eat now they are adults ) but that said they all had their own particular likes and dislikes , one did not like broad (fava  ) beans and another did not like bananas , oe did not like strong cheese but mostly they ate anything.

What sort of foods do you like to cook and eat ?

( edit ... I have to add that my darling never ate vegetables before he knew me, he considered them overrated and not pleasent things to eat ... but ... he will now eat any vegetables and fruit happily !)

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#973 Sun 07 Apr 13 10:31pm

mummza

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Re: Ask me a cooking question

RedfoxEstonia wrote:

maybe Jamies´ gardener Pete can answer this: what would YOU do when in april it is still -5C and snowing and the ground is iced over? when it does melt, will it be too late to plant anything? what can a gardener do until then?

cause the winter just won´t leave Estonia alone. there is a foot of snow in the south part as well.

Redfox, the gadener I think was called Robin and only on the forum for a short while he hasnt been here for a while.

I think if I were you I would start things growing inside in pots and when the weather gets better start to harden the plants by putting them outside for some of the daytime but bring them in at night gradually putting them out for longer till the plants were moore hardy.

I know that Rhubard can suvive freeezing temperatures and frozen grounds but that would need to be planted when the ground was still dig-able before the fosts and snow started.

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#974 Mon 08 Apr 13 12:11am

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Re: Ask me a cooking question

I think he has a new gardener ..  at least  someone named Pete Wrapson  is blogging and  it says he is Jamie's Gardener

http://www.jamieoliver.com/author/pete-wrapson/


Only a fool argues with a skunk, a mule or a cook.  { cowboy saying}
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#975 Tue 16 Apr 13 4:19am

katieziesemer

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Re: Ask me a cooking question

Hi all,
I'm trying to track down the recipe for Jamie's Sticky BBQ ribs and coleslaw from his Summer Food Rave Up.  They look awesome and I really want to give them a try.
HELP big_smile

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#976 Tue 16 Apr 13 11:10am

messybessy

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Re: Ask me a cooking question

Presently living in Dakar Senegal, My child attends the International school, which does not have a kitchen providing the adequate meals for children, they do however have on the premises a privately run snack shack.
I do not rate this place and against purchasing food items from here, I intend to start providing hot lunches to 5-6 year olds for those who are interested at the start of the new term (August).
Need all the information I can get inorder to provide quality, well balanced and varied meals for this slightly picky age group and also need advice on costings.

Regards

Messy Bessy

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#977 Wed 17 Apr 13 2:55pm

RedfoxEstonia

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Re: Ask me a cooking question

well, spring finally arrived, mom has pretty tall tomatoes on the window and now they can be planted.
we don´t have the seeds for kale in our shops though.
does anyone know where I could order kale seeds online that is trustworthy and will definately arrive?

although, for example, roman salad did not grow well last year. maybe it will go the same with kale....

I want to try something different, but not sure wthere it will grow....

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#978 Wed 17 Apr 13 3:06pm

guillermo.zarzo

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Re: Ask me a cooking question

Hi Jamie
wrote you an e-mail about the bad translation in spanish of Jamie´s 15 minutes meals.I hope people don´t mess up the recipes and blame you because of this
Sunny greetings
Guillermo

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#979 Wed 17 Apr 13 5:05pm

Tournesol

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Re: Ask me a cooking question

A few years back I came across a recipe for an orange salad dressing, it was fantastic but now I've lost it. I know it contained orange zest, orange juice and oil. It created an unctious dressing that clung to everything it touched. Have you heard of it or can you give me the recipe? Cheers from France. Thanks Colin P. mrgreen

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#980 Thu 18 Apr 13 10:11am

Merlin

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Re: Ask me a cooking question

RedfoxEstonia wrote:

maybe Jamies´ gardener Pete can answer this: what would YOU do when in april it is still -5C and snowing and the ground is iced over? when it does melt, will it be too late to plant anything? what can a gardener do until then?

cause the winter just won´t leave Estonia alone. there is a foot of snow in the south part as well.

Hey! Pete sent over an answer this morning:

'I am not familiar with growing in Estonia and how long the growing season extends into autumn but there are a few things you can try to improve your chances of a good season, despite the over-long winter. While you are waiting for the snow to melt and the ground to thaw, sow as many of your favourite crops indoors in pots or modules as you can or even buy them in from a nursery or garden centre. As soon as the snow disappears, get the ground warming up by covering it with black plastic sheeting, weed control fabric or cloches. Keep potting up your indoor-raised plants until conditions are favourable for planting out, though remember to harden them off first. Have a look at a book with growing instructions relevant to where you are. Most crops have a window of a few weeks in which to sow or plant. If you are still within that window, you should be fine. Spring usually happens fast when it does arrive and things try hard to catch up. If you miss the window for some things, don't panic - just sow faster maturing crops instead. You can extend the season in autumn a bit with the use of cloches. Another good tip is to ask old relatives of neighbours for growing advice. They are likely to have experienced a winter like this before. Hope this helps.'

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