Regardless of what inspirational parenting blogs claim, growing your own vegetables with your kids will not get them to eat their greens. Hannah hates gardening yet eats loads of vegetables while Jamie, who’s getting pretty handy with a spade thanks to my Dad’s efforts, still despises all green food item. Broccoli tops the list but lettuce, spinach and peas are in the sin-bin too.
The current lettuce glut from our allotment has inspired me to eat more salads and I’m sure when I remove the cheese, croutons, and rich dressings it might even help me to lose weight. Resolution Number Three is not going well, particularly since I made Dad’s surplus strawberry crop into jam. Homemade jam is gorgeous, especially on homemade bread.
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