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Mother and daughter work on mealtime together

A mother/daughter team prepares the daily meals at the Sibley home in the Cash area of Gloucester. Bridget Sibley is teaching her 10-year-old daughter, Raegan, to cook. Now, after several years of learning, Raegan can prepare a family meal but always does so as her mother watches.

From the garden: cucumbers and onions.

“I have two rules for myself when I am cooking,” Raegan said. “Since I have long hair” I must always keep my hair fixed so it is not loosely hanging and to always wash my hands.” She is not exactly sure when she became interested in cooking but perhaps it stems from her 7th birthday party. It was a tea for princesses and knights dressed accordingly. “Oh, it was so much fun,” she said. “Even my older brother dressed as a knight just for me.”

Before Bridget started Raegan on her cooking career, she had to do a little home work herself. “I never cared about learning to cook when I was growing up. Then when I did start I sort of cooked by no exact measurements, lit...

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