Who are the Tiny Tarts?

The Tiny Tarts are the Country Tart's two young daughters who help out so much in the kitchen, in the creation of this blog and in the production of the SERVING up a SMILE weekly column, that it only seems fitting that they get their own space to share what it is they do.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Healthy Hands in the Kitchen

While working on this week's SERVING up a SMILE: Shall We Shop? I took two kids grocery shopping (no school due to snow). We used the label-scrutinizing piece as a sort of home schooling and the girls were instructed to look for snacks that had five ingredients or less.

Our oldest daughter asked how many ingredients went into homemade applesauce and a bag of apples was promptly put into the cart. While explaining that it could be made with apples alone, we did put a pinch of turbinado sugar and some cinnamon in these. At the end we threw in some orange zest for good measure (orange zest goes in, well, everything!).

"What should I do with the skins?"  Not a point to ponder with a little sister on the cleanup committee.  Later we may live to question whether or not the three year old digestive system can handle the skins from four apples.

Snack preparation also promotes teamwork because the faster we get it done, the faster we can eat!

Ready for the stovetop.  We did add about 1/4 cup of water to this as the apples were a little dry. 

How is it girls?   I think they liked it :-)