Small Child and I braved the hideous rain to visit our local famers market last weekend. Although we got soaked to the skin, it was a successful trip and we came home laden with lots of yummy goodies to try. Top of my list were some handmade venison meatballs, which we had for tea that day, and Small Child's favourite item was a giant rainbow-sprinkled donut, which we shared after our lunch! I had my eye out for interesting and unusual vegetables, and was happy to find stripy beetroot, purple curly kale and our favourite purple carrots, some of which made their way into today's lunch.
In this lunch Small Child had a selection of fun vegetables served up in square silicone cups; raw purple carrot disks, stripy beetroot cut into small flowers, and a mini red pepper, cut into rings. On the side he had a pile of oat cakes, the top one decorated to look like a ladybird with an edible marker pen, a pot of organic houmous to spread on them and some red grapes. I decorated the lunch with my favourite leaf picks and bee & flower picks.
I also added a frozen organic yoghurt tube to his lunch bag, and a blunt knife to spread the houmous (not shown). I hope that Small Child enjoyed this lunch, and I wonder whether he will guess what the stripy flowers were - I told him he had a mystery vegetable to taste today!
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