Drop In Workshop at St. Helen’s Parish Hall

We delivered a free drop in workshop today at St. Helen’s Parish Hall as part of their Christmas Fair which was kindly funded by Believe Housing. Everyone was welcome to take part in making their own food. Those who did, chose their fillings, chopped, scooped and grated food then folded their wraps and got to…

LCBC Recipe Collection

I am pleased to announce the release of our cook book which contains ninety one savoury and sweet recipes which have been used within our workshops, events and at home. It also has a handy nutrient and measurement conversion table to refer to. I wanted to create a book full of recipes that will be…

Family Cooking Workshop at Jubilee Fields

We spent a lovely morning at Jubilee Fields Community Centre with families carving and cooking pumpkins as part of our County Durham Community Foundation funded project and as part of the #pumpkinrescue movement with Veg Cities and Food Durham. With guidance, children are capable of so much including chopping, carving, cooking and cleaning. We take…

Family Cooking Workshop at Selby Close

There was lots of sensory stimulation this morning carving and cooking with pumpkins and their seeds leaving very little waste. We were so impressed by the children carving their own pumpkins and expressing their creativity by making their own designs (not forgetting the parents/carers too!) The children used knives, scissors, stirred hot pans and washed…

AYCC Project

We were invited along to deliver one of our workshops as part of Auckland Youth and Community Centre’s Intergenerational Project with the children of Yellow Wellies Nursery and some of the residents of Eden Care Home. Unfortunately, due to an issue beyond everyone’s control, the residents were unable to make today so rather than let…

Guiding Leaders Workshops

We met some wonderful ladies yesterday who voluntarily go out of their way to ensure that girls and young ladies in their guiding groups gain valuable skills, independence and confidence to go out in the world and possibly make a difference. We were invited along to teach some of our methods of cooking safely with…

Family Cooking Workshop at Coundon and Leeholme Welfare Hall

This was our last workshop at Coundon and Leeholme Welfare Hall for this project so it was tinged with a little sadness. It is such a fantastic community centre with so much history, so many activities and ran by amazing people. We met some new families today and encouraged a lot of sensory exploration with…

Family Cooking Workshop at Auckland Youth and Community Centre

We had a small group this morning making food and memories with families; today we made our Crispy Fish Fingers and Braised Peas. As always, the children were fully involved with some delighting in the messy fingers from dipping fish in egg and flour whilst some despised the feeling. Like adults, children do have different…

Family Cooking Workshop at Jubilee Fields, Shildon

We had a great morning with families making and eating our Pasta Bolognaise and Garlic Bread. It was lovely to see all of the children getting involved in all aspects of cooking despite their young age and heart-warming that those who had attended previously had remembered the safe techniques. There were lots of messy faces…

Family Cooking Workshop at Coundon and Leeholme Welfare Hall

We met new and old families this morning at Coundon and Leeholme Welfare Hall in our Family Cooking Workshop. We offered lots of food choices to make their own Rainbow Salad Pots and again, asked the children to jump about to make their own salad dressing to make it fun (though some were a bit…