Playcentre creates own cookbook

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Barnardos Kidstart Childcare’s Early Learning Centre in Oamaru has created a cookbook in memory of late cook Maxine Kearns.

Mrs Kearns, who was a cook at the early learning centre since 2007 had dedicated plenty of recipes to the book, but she passed away last year.

Barnardos Kidstart Early Childcare’s Early Learning Centre head teacher Janine Presnall said the book is special to the playcentre.

“This book is extra special for our centre because many recipes were contributed by our amazing late cook Maxine Kearns who sadly passed away last year. One of Maxine’s recipes in the book which was a special favourite of the children’s was spaghetti bolognese on page 43,” Mrs Presnall said.

There are more than 100 recipes in the book which range from meals to salads, slices, desserts and various other recipes which were supplied.

“The recipes donated throughout the last year are originals from local families,” she said.

Mrs Presnall said all the funds from the book will go towards learning resources for children at the centre.

“The funds generated from this book will be a fantastic bonus because they allow us to purchase those extra special resources that can really extend a children’s interest and learning.”

To order a cookbook, visit the Barnardos centre or phone them on 434 9440. Books cost $15.

By BRAYDEN LINDSAY

PHOTO: BRAYDEN LINDSAY

NEW COOKBOOK: Kim Greene and Freya Meredith, 2, hold the new cookbook which the Barnardos Kickstart Childcare’s Early Learning Centre created.