Some of you seem amazed at what Emily (and Helen) can prepare in the kitchen when she turns her hands to it. My best piece of advise - start them at a very early age. And be prepared to clean up a mess, making it more important that it is fun rather than proficient. I think the photo below was taken the day we made pasta. Kids love that because if you make enough then they can treat the leftovers like playdough. That day they rolled out an extra long bit and put it on the floor, adding eyes and a tongue to make a snake. If you leave a pasta snake on the floor long enough it will dry there and need chiselling off. Ask me how I know.
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Emily needed a modesty screen.
Then one day, if you are lucky, they will make food like Emily did last night.
Thank you to everyone for all the lovely birthday wishes to Helen. She says thank you, as do I. And Emily says thank you for the chef comments.