Thursday, April 26, 2007
C is for Chard and Potato Gratin
"Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore,
And that's what parents were created for." (Ogden Nash)
I know my place as a mother; issuing orders that evaporate within a few inches of my children's ears or ranting unheard about the merits of washing hands, tidying up and eating vegetables. But what Ogden Nash didn't say was that children curiously consider other adult's advice more compelling than their own parents. And that is why the Great Big Vegetable Challenge is working. Freddie receives recipes from all of you with good grace. Tonight for example we have David Hall, a brilliant chef from Tyne & Wear to thank for Chard and Potato Gratin. Under Freddie's tough scoring system 5 out of ten is a pass, 7 is a merit and 8 and above a distinction. Chard and Potato Gratin has hit the jackpot with 8 out of ten. And it is a good way to say goodbye to Beta Vulgaris as we move on to chicory. Thank you David.