Welcome to my website...

BE IN THE KITCHEN COOKERY SCHOOL

Thank you for taking a peek at what goes on in my gorgeous kitchen.  After seven years of running cookery events here I have homed in on my passion as a specialist teacher in fast, fresh and fantastic food that makes you feel fabulous.

 

 

Above all, it must be fun!  Cooking, eating and feeling great are habits to learn, reap the benefits of and then enjoy for life. I would love to help as many of you as I can with the many options to enjoy here.

about what I do...

I hope you enjoy browsing the website and finding out what goes on here.  Recently there has been a trend towards private groups booking out my time.  It is working really well, and workshops can be individual or groups of 4-8, while demonstrations are for groups of 12-18.  My clients don't seem to be having trouble filling the room and it's great fun to be with friends or family.

I have lots to offer parents.  Feeding a family was always challenging, now it's a minefield and I'm right with you.  'Healthy Happy Families' are top of my agenda alongside all I am learning about reversing Alzheimers and dementia with nutrition and lifestyle.  Its more than a passion now and I am converting my knowlege into a three year professional qualification in Nutrition at the College of Naturopathic Medicine in November 2018. 

My Vitality group, established for nearly 3 years, takes this a whole heap further with monthly seasonal cookery demonstrations and health talks.  Nutrition is top of the agenda and each month spotlights key elements such as gut health supported with my little shop, a haven for all the good things that we should have in our larders.

What would you like to learn?

Where to start?

Please just contact me if you have any questions about anything to do with the cookery school.  I delight in change and new projects, so don't be shy!  

If you can't find what you are looking for, I'm just a quick click or phone call away from a chat.  

However, please don't be frustrated if I am not in contact in an instant - there is every chance I am busy in my kitchen!

I will, of course, get back in touch at my earliest opportunity and certainly on the same day wherever possible.

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I had to have a shop - how else would I fill my larder?

Getting great larder ingredients to hand is still hit and miss, so I have brought them right here for you, in small quantities, so I can keep the stock fresh and try new things.  We have some amazing staples such as Mesto, an incredible organic pure extra virgin olive oil made by Cate and Vasilis in Crete. It won't be long before you see my out there picking the olives with them! 

Then there are the stainless steel bowl sets that bring huge smiles all round - you can't imagine how exciting it is to have a bowl big enough to toss a family-sized Caesar Salad in!   Click on the right to see all the contents of my larder shelves!

Try this recipe:

TURMERIC ROAST CASHEWS

Ingredients:

500g cashews

2 tbsps coconut oil, melted

2 tsps ground turmeric

¼tsp cayenne pepper

1 tsp ground cumin

½tsp salt

freshly ground black pepper

Method:

Preheat the oven to 180°C/Gas 4.  Put the cashews in a large bowl.  Mix in the rest of the ingredients and transfer to a large roasting tin.  Bake in the oven for 10 minutes.  Give the nuts a good stir and return to the oven for a further 10 minutes until pale golden.  Keep an eye to make sure they don’t burn.  Allow to cool and store in an air-tight container.

 

What to expect when you arrive...

Whatever event you come to, my kitchen will be wonderfully welcoming.  Fresh coffee; the trademark festive muffins; a mango, fresh mint & lime cocktail; ginger and turmeric tea; music - it just depends on your event.

On arrival at Vineries House, signs will indicate a wander across the terrace, a glance at the kitchen garden and a step up onto the deck, through the herb and flower pots, arriving to find the kitchen pristine and warm.  We shall be excited and ready for a wonderful event with you.  

You can rely on me to keep all the typical 'inflammatory' foods at bay (refined sugar, gluten and cow's dairy) without compromise on taste and looks, unless of course, you choose a specialist workshop which dictates otherwise!  

 

There's always a warm welcome in my kitchen!


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