Category Archives: Recipes to Make with Children

Children love to cook if taught when they are young. It is a wonderful way for a family to be together, preparing then eating the meal and talking about their day’s events and feelings.

I have a couple of rules when cooking with little ones :

1. Wash hands very well – soap and water; then dry.

2. Everyone wears an apron, girls and boys, to protect their clothes ( we WILL get dirty – part of the fun).

3. Hair is pinned or pulled back if long – we don’t want any ‘whispies’ to fall into the food.

4. Children will stay away from hot things.

5. Knives are FINE under supervision – i.e. I hold the knife and the little one puts his or her hand OVER mine and we cut together. They love that – it gives them the feeling of cutting but no danger involved.

Chilaquiles – with Max’s mole sauce – OMG incredible!

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 Chilaquiles are so delicious and with our farm manager’s Mole sauce truly divine. Here is the recipe: Max’s Chilaquiles Ingredients FRESH corn tortillas cut into strips – one per person (you can take a short cut and use tortilla chips … Continue reading

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Making Mole – the Mexican way – another of Max’s grandmother’s recipes

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Our farm manager Max had a wonderful grandmother – Florentina – and this is her recipe. Of course she made this decades ago in Mexico when there were no blenders, and so she ‘pureed’ by rubbing stones together with the … Continue reading

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Little Farm Mango Chutney

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 We have lots of mangoes growing in our farm – and with the recent storms we found 6 of them on the ground in the mud. We washed them off, peeled and cut them and VOILA! MANGO CHUTNEY!  Here is … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato Quinoa and Couscous Chicken Casserole in the Slow Cooker

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 Slow cookers seemed to be made for cooking beans, tomatoes, rice or quinoa or grains of any kind. I made this gluten free for a young friend who was going to be visiting and it came out so well that … Continue reading

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Had no electricity for a few hours – ohh my -we are SO dependent on the grid!

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 For a few hours yesterday ( with all the bad storms in California) we were without electricity. OH MY we are so dependent on the grid – scary how vulnerable we are to sabotage and what damage it could do … Continue reading

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Vegetable Slow Cooker Cholent

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This is the perfect low calorie filling comfort food for cold wintry evenings. I have modified a recipe that is often prepared on Friday afternoons and left to cook in the slow cooker through Saturday lunch until ready to serve. … Continue reading

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Best Chili Ever! Using a tip that makes it taste amazing! In the slow cooker of course!

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 Chili in the slow cooker is one of my favorite things to make – soooo easy! I tried out this recipe and after a few experiments found a way to make it truly exceptional! ENJOY! Little Farm Slow Cooker Chili … Continue reading

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Tres Leches Cake

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 I tried this recipe a few times until I gave up – the amounts just didn’t work – the cake pan was too big, and the liquids appeared too runny. So I turned to Betty Crocker – and voila! Her … Continue reading

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Chicken Curry South African Style

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South Africans love curry. So do folks from the UK. South Africa has a large and prosperous Indian community ( you may recall that Gandhi lived there for a while). So curry is part of the normal menu in a … Continue reading

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Passionfruit Dessert – by Lynda – divine!

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 We grow passionfruit on The Little Farm. We used to grow them in South Africa and love the taste. My daughter in law’s mom Lynda makes the BEST dessert from Passionfruit – and here it is! Thank you Lynda! Passionfruit … Continue reading

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