a lot of baking programs nowadays

6 Aug

london 3.14pm thursday 2015, sunny 23.9C

yesterday was the start of another baking program on tv. i would not have known of it, myself as i dont bother to watch them, but the newspapers were talking of it, and that the betting shop has stopped taking bets on the winner because there was a huge amount being betted on and they suspect the winner has been leaked.

personally, i think cakes are bad for you. and i would not teach kids to bake as their first cooking lesson. it is easy to do, because teaching them baking is quite easy for them to master… but people should resist the easy way out and teach the kids to cook main meals, rather than desserts. i mean to say teach them to use appliances… a microwave, or  an oven, ( a halogen oven is the best way, so easy and easy to clean too) for eg, as it is really the easiest way to cook. for eg, roasting chicken, take a pack of frozen chicken pieces, thaw it out , then just season the pieces of chicken with salt, (add pepper , spices if u have them) and that is it, put in oven at 200C for about 1hr. if they want, put some potatoes , carrots , parsnips, in the bottom tray to roast.

teaching kids to stir fry would be another method i would urge people to teach kids. it is a bit more difficult to master but with that skill they can make a meal anytime anywhere. but my basic premise is dont teach them to bake. just as i would tell people dont give small kids sweet things or add suger to their food. that way they grow up in their early years never getting to like sweet things. and when they grow older and start being bombarded with sweet adverts, they might just not like sweets. i say this because that is what happened to me. as a kid , we never were given sweets, nor anything sweet… too poor. so i never got a sweet tooth. and that is a blessing now i look back on it. even when i started being bombarded with desserts,

when i came to uk, i was seduced at the beginning by desserts, but later as i realised suger  is not a good thing, i can very easily cut out these desserts from my life and never feel the lack of them. now i dont have desserts, (or starters, another waste of money) and dont eat sweets .

saves me a lot of problems in my old age now…avoiding  tooth decay and lots of dental fillings or extractions, being the best one. not to mention not being overweight. i can wear clothes that fit me now when i was younger. 

4 Responses to “a lot of baking programs nowadays”

  1. itsangie Thursday August 6, 2015 at 6:16 pm #

    This is so true or children should at least make healthier desserts. Lots of great opinions you have here!

    My blog 🙂
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  2. dosirakbento Thursday August 6, 2015 at 6:35 pm #

    Do agree with teaching kids healthy ways to cook but not with no cake! I love cake 😊. Best to learn all in moderation I suppose..

    • alifesgayventure Thursday August 6, 2015 at 7:26 pm #

      it is knowing when to stop, that is the part that is hard to teach kids. so it is best not to teach them cake making at all, they will soon find out how when they are adults. the western system of sweet desserts and cake making will bring up kids that will love them and be obese. in chinese way of eating, sweet desserts are not the norm , we end meals with fruits.
      maybe with cake eating, like smoking, it is best not to start at all. but i guess that is impossible. haha.

  3. Sarah M Friday August 7, 2015 at 8:59 am #

    Yeah I took years of cookery at school and all we did was cakes, desserts and pastry stuff. I never learnt anything of any use later in life, how to cook a meal or anything. Now it seems like everyone wants to bake and shops are selling loads of baking equipment and whole sections of supermarkets dedicated to cake decoration.

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