See the slideshow for tricks that turn soft, sweet, sticky onions into dinner

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Soft, Sweet, Sticky Onions (page 161)

Practical Playtime / Jobs For The Kids

  • Peel the onions. Start your child off by cutting off the tops with a knife. Then peel the skin just enough to give them something to grip and then pull off. This is extremely satisfying at any age.
  • Turn the food processor on and off with as much supervision as they need.

My Cooking With Kids Recipe Diary

Jake 5 years, 3 months, James 2 years, 4 months 

Jake and James have been eating these onions in things for a lot for longer than they realise. Casey doesn’t like them on their own, but does eat them in other dishes. Try them on pizza bases with tomato sauce too.