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Cargo Crew Blog | Cooking with Kids Feature

Cooking with Kids

Affordable entertainment these school holidays. School holiday activities seem to get bigger and more expensive every year. Involving kids in the kitchen can be a great bonding experience, with minimal spend so we’ve outlined the benefits and some tips to ensure you’re not stuck cleaning all the dishes! Curiosity in the kitchen Making the kitchen an exciting and experimental place for kids, can tap into their curiosity of how things are made. Our digital, automated lifestyle can separate kids from reality and sometimes we need to highlight that food doesn’t magically appear in the fridge. Key life skills Learning how to read a recipe, follow instructions and measure out ingredients are key life skills. (By measuring chocolate, they won’t even know they’re learning). For younger kids, learning to pour, mix and lick the bowl are all great manual dexterity builders. Make the kitchen a special place By involving kids in the kitchen and making the space feel special, it develops future respect for cooking. Kids aprons are a great way to get them excited about time …

Cargo Crew Blog | Claus Meyer Recipe Tarlets

Tartlets with Summer Vegetables in Béchamel Sauce

From Claus Meyer’s kitchen to yours; these tartlets are the perfect party dish. “Pies or small cups of pastry served with stews or sweet fillings have been popular for centuries in Europe. With the birth of classic French cuisine in the 18th century, these dishes were refined with the use of puff pastry or shortcrust pastry. In the 1700s, the term “tartlets” referred only to sweet dishes, and it was not until the subsequent century that savoury recipes were introduced. Tartlets had their heyday in the 20th century, when they were served between the appetiser and main course at the great dinners of the bourgeoisie, but soon they became a beloved part of menus at festive occasions at all levels of society. As a child, I had enough margarine-based industrial tartlets to last a lifetime, so if you don’t have the opportunity to make croustades or tartlet shells using proper butter-based pastry, I would recommend toasted bread instead.” Claus Meyer. Ingredients Tartlet Shells 2 to 3 tablespoons standard canola oil 10½ oz puff pastry (defrosted if …

Cargo Crew Blog | Claus Meyer Smoked Salmon

Smoked Salmon with Pearl Barley, Walnuts & Apples

From Claus Meyer’s kitchen to yours; try this smoked salmon with pearl barley, walnuts, and apples for your next dinner party and impress your guests. Ingredients ¾ cup pearl barley (uncooked) 1¼ cups water sea salt flakes and freshly ground pepper 1 tablespoon standard canola oil finely grated zest and juice of ½ organic lemon 1 teaspoon acacia honey 2 celery stalks 1 oz fresh baby spinach 1 apple 1½ tablespoons walnuts 5¾ oz thinly sliced smoked salmon (or sea trout) Directions Rinse the pearl barley well in cold water. Put it in a saucepan, add the 1¼ cups of water and a little salt, and bring to a boil. Simmer with the lid on for about 20 minutes. Take the pan off the heat and let the barley stand, covered, for 5 to 10 minutes. When the barley is done—it should be tender but still al dente—season to taste with salt and pepper. Whisk the oil, lemon zest and juice, honey, salt, and pepper together in a bowl to make a dressing and let …