A day packed full of fun and inspirational vegan recipes.
Life is busier than ever and during the weekdays and time is short. None of us can fail to notice the huge shift towards vegan and flexitarian diets. Our families still anticipate delicious and nutritious meals at a moments notice but now there is an added challenge of creating a menu FREE FROM meat, fish and dairy.
During the weekends there is always a list of chores to complete but, precious opportunities with friends and relatives is high on the agenda. We want to create an impressive menu that can be adapted to suit everyone but, with the least time spent in the kitchen, allowing us to relish every possible moment with our loved ones. Sound familiar?
Inspired by requests from our friends and guests, this full day, private cookery class for yourself and a friend, has been tailored especially to give offer you tried and tested solutions – without compromise. Whether you wish to organise a gathering for twelve on Saturday evening, a new twist to Sunday lunch or have week night supper on the table in twenty minutes, we have created a failsafe repertoire of cookery skills that can be adjusted to suit the seasons as well as your store cupboard.
How the day works: You arrive in the morning, or you may prefer to book one of our farmhouse rooms and stay overnight. Either way the kettle is always on and fresh coffee will be ready to serve.
Whilst we will have chatted through your course prior to your visit, either on the phone or through an exchange of emails, we will talk at the farmhouse table for ten minutes or so just make sure that the schedule for the day covers all of your expectations.
Next it is time to get our aprons on and start cooking. Most of the preparation will already be taken care of. We also have a lovely helper to make sure all of the washing up magically disappears.
We spend the whole day cooking together in the farmhouse kitchen. It really is yours for the day and Lisa will be beside you the whole time, gently guiding and making suggestions. We will cover vegan, vegetarian and flexitarian cookery techniques. So whether you have an AGA or prefer a conventional method of cookery, our philosophy is to teach skills rather than recipes. We will also share our tips and secrets that we have learnt over the last twenty years in a commercial catering kitchen and working in private clients homes.
At the end of the course you will take home a file full of useful recipes, tips and information and we will send electronic copies of your recipes too. If there are any questions that arise after your time with us, Lisa promises that you can contact her at any time for help and advice over the phone or email.
Depending on the program we will either stop for lunch or have lots of tasting plates (think Tapas) during the day. The format will depend on the skills that you would like to explore. We suggest that you wear comfortable shoes as you will be standing for quite awhile. There will also be a multiple of dishes that are being created at the same time – we promised you an intensive course and we like to meet you expectations.
The tuition will draw to a close by 4 pm and then you can choose to take some of the dishes home with you (please remember to bring some containers).
Quick and easy menus VEGAN menus, that can be adapted to suit the whole family.
This full day course includes delicious week day meals, quick and easy recipes that can be cooked from scratch as well as ideas for stress free entertaining and the importance of a great store cupboard.
Start the Day
Healthy breakfasts: overnight oats, homemade nut milks, smoothies & a vegan brunch
Weekday ‘lunch to go’ and picnics at a slower pace
Every day breads, hummus, soups and eye catching salads
Snacks and treats
Roasted nuts, dips and bakes
One pot meals, dahls, curries and rice dishes
Pass and share platters, dreamy desserts
Recent testimonials –
Robert from Dorset ‘I enjoyed today and you certainly imparted a lot of information.’
Joanna and Bruce from Bath ‘What a terrific day! We learnt such a lot and feel much more confident about the AGA we are about to acquire.‘
Kim and Sheena from Andover and Great Missenden ‘Thank you for such a wonderful weekend, we have learnt an enormous amount. What a beautiful place to learn to cook! Thank you.’
Susannah and Virginia from Dorset and London ‘We LOVED the day in your kitchen as you may have gathered!’