A favourite moment of the lead up to Christmas has been making festive fare with the kids. Teaching them how to be fluid, creative, intuitive and generally OK with all types of food. Here we chopped onions without the worry of runny eyes (goggles helped),
.....joyfully poured 250 g of sugar into a pot of gently cooking onions and tomatoes without the worry of high sugar content, shook in some chilli and watched the mixture bubble away happily.
500 g mixed onions, red and white
1 kg cherry tomatoes
6 garlic cloves crushed
1 tablespoon fresh ginger (grated)
250 g brown sugar
150 ml of white wine vinegar
15 cardamom seeds
1/2 teaspoon of smoked paprika, 1/4 teaspoon chilli flakes
Boil for one hour with no lid, keep an eye on this, the consistency should be jam-like, when cool spoon into jars which have been sterilized, should keep for around 4 weeks
We waited for it all to cool then scooped into jars, licking fingers along the way.
We made cheesy biscuits which resembled shortbread (but without the sweetness) with heaps of butter and cheddar cheese. Traditional Christmas cooking.
Lots of laughter and lessons that life's not all about quinoa and sprouted seeds. It's about balance, calm, fun and sharing. Merry Christmas!