The secret ingredient

Some people have a knack for cooking. The rest of us need a little help. With clever tools that make it easier to do two (or five) things at once. Durable tools that make it more fun to master a new recipe – even if it takes a few tries. And ways to store and save food so that we can be a little less wasteful.

A little girl with a mask eating pasta
Where does food come from?
Create your own mini farm by planting garden cress in a LYCKAD oven/serving dish. Keep it on the dinner table, so it’s handy when it’s time to spice up the old cheese sandwhich. Just make sure the cow doesn’t eat it all.
Yes, it’s ok to play with your food
Grow your meal
Make your own ketchup
Vegetables like tomatoes, onions and peppers growing in a baking tin
Here’s an idea for slow cooking: Grow all the veggies together! Pick whatever suitable tin you have at home as a temporary pot, plant some onions, tomato, peppers and basil and you’re on your way to make your own super-locally-produced pasta sauce. Don’t forget to wash the tin before you use it for cooking!
See more growing sets to get started
BULLAR Loaf tin THB 99
Growing a tomato plant in a glass jar for making home made ketchup
Here’s a recipe for real ketchup:
Tomatoes - about 25 lbs. Boil them quickly in a large pot. Remove the skins, seeds and most of the water, and then cook them down. Add:
• 3 cups of 5% apple cider vinegar
• 1 cup of chopped onions
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 1 clove garlic, minced
• 1 teaspoon of black pepper
• 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
• 1 cup sugar (white or brown)

Let it cool and pour it up in beautiful glass jars.
KORKEN Jar with lid THB 59