KNOW YOUR RAW INGREDIENTS
Lionel keeps his family connected to nature by growing vegetables and raising chickens. ‘We have three hens. They eat all our food scraps, the children share responsibilty for looking after them and they collect the eggs they lay each morning.’
PLAN A KITCHEN FOR ALL AGES
‘We put as much workspace as possible in our kitchen so it’s easy for the family to cook side by side,’ says Lionel. To get everyone involved, think about how you store things – keep items small hands shouldn’t touch up high and things they can touch at their height.
Cook together from scratch when you can. ‘Omelettes are a quick, easy thing to make with our youngest daughter Thelma, 6. She cracks the eggs and whisks them, then I cook them and plate them up before Thelma adds the herbs. It’s fun teamwork,’ says Lionel.
‘Cooking and sharing meals is a way to spend time together as a family’
Lionel, environmental and safety manager, France
‘We eat together at the table every day. It’s an important time, when we can speak to each other without the TV or music distracting us’
Photography: Christina Bull
Styling: Ashlyn Gibson