Category Archives: kids cooking

Making Food Fun!


Making Food Fun was a team of chefs that had a fab workshop running at Moomba this year.

There was a head chef, a side (sous) chef, and another assistant.

My brother and I learnt how to make a dish called Nachos Wrap.

Here is the recipe:

Nachos Wraps

Makes 8 wraps


  • 4 slices Mountain Bread
  • ½ cup grated low fat cheese


  • 1 avocado
  • 1 tbs light sour cream
  • ½ lime or lemon
  • 1 tbs coriander
  • Sweet paprika
  • ½ clove garlic (optional)

Bean salsa

  • 125g red kidney beans
  • 125g salt-reduced corn
  • 1 medium tomato
  • ½ red capsicum
  • 1 tbs sweet chilli sauce


  1.  and  the avocado. 
  2.  lime.
  3. coriander.
  4. Mix the above with  and sour cream.
  5. Spread avocado dip over .
  6. Drain the beans and corn and throw out the .
  7.  the red capsicum and tomatoes. 
  8. Mix the beans, capsicum, corn, tomatoes and  chilli sauce.
  9. Put bean salsa in the middle of the.
  10. Top with cheese.
  11. Fold in the sides, then  to enclose filling.
  12. Cut bread in .

We make this all the time now for our school lunches – YUMMY! 🙂

For more info about their workshops and more tasty recipes see

This recipe and logo at top also from Making Food Fun website.

Recommended age: 7 – 12 yrs.

The Cook And The Woodcutter


In this workshop, I went to at ArtPlay on the 3rd July 2011 with my family, I learnt how to make scones, and how to cook them on a wood fired stove. We were taught by Trevor Flinn who is a cook, a visual artist, a woodcutter, and a Dunkeld CFA member.

We used a few simple ingredients such as: SR Flour, dried fruits, sugar, milk and butter. We also learned how to boil a kettle on an open fire, that I made with a team of other kids, using bricks, newspaper, wood/sticks and matches.

Trevor also showed us how to chop wood with an axe.

Finally –after all our hard work (sigh) we settled at a table, and enjoyed our scones with a nice cup of tea (ahh…) and our families joined in.

Recommended age: 9-13 yrs and their families

Here are some pictures:

The open stove I made with my team

Mmm, mmm!

There is also a great cookbook you can purchase from Trevor called "The Cook's Book" with lovely wood-fired recipes (can be made on ordinary stove too) where all proceeds from the sale of these go towards the new Dunkeld Community Centre to help the bush fire victims of this town.

The Cook and the Woodcutter is part of the ‘Illuminated By Fire’ festival – a project about the places we care about and the story and role of fire within those places. Working across Victoria, the project aims to share stories, increase understanding and create astonishing art. To read more, go to