Summer in the Cornish Kitchen KS1

Eggs

Eggs are quick and easy to cook, and they are very nutritious.

In the UK we eat about 29 million eggs a day. That is about 10 billion eggs a year. If you laid that many eggs end-to-end, they would reach from the earth to the moon.

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Glossary

Nutritious – valuable as a food

To get a soft-boiled egg, with a runny yoke, how long would you boil it for?
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1 hour
15 minutes
3.5 minutes
30 minutes
A beaten egg in a saucepan stirred until it sets is called?
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Fried egg
Poached egg
Scrambled egg
An omlette

Summer vegetables

Peas and beans are the seeds of the plants.

Some vegetables, like carrots, radishes and parsnips, are the roots of the plant.   Some, like celery and leeks, are the stalks.

Cabbages and spinach are the leaves.

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Glossary

Roots – part of the plant under ground
Stalk – slender part of plant supporting flowering part

Which part of the cabbage plant do we eat?
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Roots
Stem
Leaves
Flower

Strawberries

Strawberries have long been a traditional crop of the Cornish summer, growing sweet and juicy in the sunshine.

The fruit is picked by hand and must be handled carefully as it is easily damaged.

The strawberry crop needs warmth to ripen. Too much rain and the fruit will rot before it can ripen and be picked.

Nowadays much of the strawberry crop is grown in polytunnels which protects it from bad weather. The plastic cover keeps the plants warm so the fruit can be grown for more weeks of the year.

Growing the strawberry plants off the ground protects the fruit from damage by slugs and makes it easier to pick.

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What do strawberries need to ripen?
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Warmth
Some water
Frost