Perhaps inspired by masterchef which is on the TV at the moment, or perhaps it is the junior Kenwood that Alexei got for Christmas, my two youngest are very keen on helping out in the kitchen these days. However, we don’t often get that much time to cook together. The other day, as I was preparing a vegetable soup for my husband and myself, Felix, sat beside me on the counter, suddenly picked up the knife and chopped up the courgettes! Tonight it is mushroom risotto, and having hacked at the carrots, I thought mushrooms were perhaps the safer option for him! Shame he won’t eat any of the food he is helping to prepare! Jamie Oliver, watch out!