Friday, February 8, 2008

The Great Big Vegetable Challenge

I love this blog; it's about a seven year old boy in England who loathed vegetables so much that his mother concocted an A-to-Z adventure for him. He gets to rate the vegetables. I may have to do this around here one day and the GBVC will be a perfect source of inspiration and recipes. Right now we are surviving the onset of four year old control issues by banning sssssspppiiiinnnaccchhh. Other vegetables are eaten without (too much) comment.

6 comments:

Melanie said...

I love that blog! How cute is he? There's nothing quite like little English children eating rhubarb and radishes...

MamaBird said...

Yeah, that boy is so adorable. AND he rated radicchio an 8! Unbelievable. My child, OTHO, wants to have a Great Big Juice Challenge. Let's see, grape is a 10 and apple is, well, a 10. V-8? a zero...

wrekehavoc said...

omg, thanks for posting this -- i gotta try this at home. though i have my doubts my kids will eat raddichio...

MamaBird said...

yeah, my DD hasn't quite grasped the rational construct yet -- she is very excited abt the veggie alphabet so much so that she shrieked BRUSSELS SPROUTS!! B! ASPARAGUS! A! in the store the other day. and yesterday? she was all, I am SO SAD that tomorrow is B. Um, darlin? You picked those? We had BBBBBroccoli at home??

Great Big Veg said...

Hi Mamabird.
So glad you discovered our blog and enjoy it.
Freddie wants to know how your alphabet is going?
Charlotte
x

MamaBird said...

Hi Charlotte and Freddie! So exciting, the veggie challenge. We went to the farmer's market this weekend so now we have some truly wonderful C's coming up (but are still working through As and Bs -- the master chef is not such a rule-follower). New ratings: revised rating of 16 for beets, up from 10. Renewed love of spinach, previously banned altogether, directly related to the GBVC although not chronological, up from zero to a 7! but only on pizza and in enchiladas, hmmm. But seriously, for Cs we got a delightful little red cabbage and some squat adorable carrots. Carrots went in the lunchbag today and we're going to make pink coleslaw tonight! My daughter loves this. Just chop up the cabbage and add mayonnaise and lemon juice (about 1/2 lemon), salt and pepper if your child will tolerate it. We are fond of the purple cabbage for its unusual slaw tint. Also, we'll be roasting some brussels sprouts in olive oil in a high heat oven (400F) for 20 mins. Keep an eye on them -- you want the outsides really crispy and crunchy but, obvsly, not burned. Cheers to Freddie! Hope the rocket/arugula experiments are going well.