The Little Grower’s Cookbook is the perfect way to tempt kids outside. The book is divided into four chapters; Gardening Basics; Get Planting (spring, summer, autumn, winter); Get Cooking; Weekend Fun!
The Little Grower’s Cookbook uses repurposed and recycled materials and all the activities are environmentally friendly. For example, one of the garden projects reuses an old hessian bag for life as a herb planter. In another, egg shells are used to sow cress seeds. The weekend fun projects include innovative ideas like creating little pots of sunshine (planting flower seeds in homemade pots); magical flower potions (creating your own flower-scented water); hosting a butterfly banquet to planting your own packed lunch or building a bug hotel. Little Grower’s facts are scattered throughout the book with ideas like growing your own pizza box. There are simple step-by-step instructions and the book is packed with charming photography.
All the delicious recipes can all be made using the produce that the children grow. Discover creative and fun seasonal recipes from Veggie Fries with Pink, Orange or Green Dip; Snail Sandwiches; Mini But Mighty Baked Veggie Bites; Sausage and Veggie Sleepover; Squiggly Noodle Soup to Terrific Traybake Pizza. Cakes and treats to delight range from Magical Chocolate Fudge Cake; Strawberry Butterfly Cakes to Eton Mess Ice Cream Cake.
You don’t need a big garden or a big budget. All of these projects will teach and inspire children to look at what’s around them in the natural world.