Hello everyone & Happy Easter!
We hope that you are continuing to keep well and are settling in to what is our normal for the time being? I don’t know about you but I haven’t had such an array of seeds growing at the speed of light right now for years. I don’t know if it is the weather or the fact that I have to time to concentrate my brain on something other than the cookery school – I do tend to get obsessed with a project!!
This week I planted basil, more tomatoes, peas, borlotti beans, broad beans, spinach and kale. I just can’t wait to plant them all out at the allotment in Nuneham. The pile of magazines is growing too – everything I need to know about planning an allotment and growing what we need, more importantly, for as many of our classes once we return again. Sustainability is moving more and more to the forefront of what we plan for the cookery school.
To this end we have been busy behind the scenes planning the perfect class with the extremely passionate and talented Marcia Barrington who you will know if you have ever attended our Mexican classes! We are hoping to make this a monthly class so we can guide you effortlessly through a full year of seasonal dishes and introducing you to lots of UK suppliers of great British food! I mean a cheese from Sussex called Lord of the Hundreds – I love it!
The Sustainable Kitchen dates coming up:
- Friday 10th July @ 10.30am – 2.30pm
- Friday 11th September @ 10.30am – 2.30pm
- Friday 2nd October @ 10.30am – 2.30pm
- Saturday 21st November @ 10.30am – 2.30pm
Do you want to be a more sustainable cook? Are you passionate about eating seasonally and buying local ingredients? Do you want to know how to shop smart, avoid food waste and use up odds and ends?
In this workshop, Marcia will help you to change the way you think, buy and cook fresh ingredients to make your home kitchen more sustainable. You’ll prepare fresh, zingy recipes using seasonal fruits and vegetables, heritage grains, pulses or creamy beans with swirled-in salsas, a little sustainable fish, dairy and much more. What are you waiting for?
- Socca, autumnal mushrooms, Lord of the Hundreds Sussex cheese
- British chickpeas with saffron onions, tomato and spinach
- Crispy hake with all the herbs and garlic breadcrumbs
- Sweet potato, kale and parsley-caper salsa w British spelt & chilli spiced seeds
- Apple, blackberry and cobnut galettes
- Quick pickled vegetables – we will supply you with your own jar to take away
To book Just click here!
We are sure that this is going to be an extremely popular class and to reassure you it is suitable for all levels!! Any questions just get in touch via email [email protected] or give us a call on 07753 316680.
As the dust settles from this truly strange period of time we should remember the good things that we can take away from all this. Connecting back to the simple things in life can only be good.
Nuneham is going to be a place of peace and calm for us all to enjoy on so many different levels – more of which we will tell you about over time. A slower, more meaningful existence is the future!
Enjoy the sunshine and stay safe!
Emma and the team x