Workshop Overviews

Once you have mastered the skill of making homemade delicious preserves you will feel a sense of accomplishment as you begin to stock your pantry or larder.  Imagine sharing your delicious homemade produce; jams to spread on hot buttered toast or to sandwich cakes together, chutneys to accompany summer salads or Christmas buffets, jellies to glaze roasts or boost gravies; fruit flavoured spirits to revive you on cold winter evenings or to add zest to  long cool summer drinks. Whatever you choose to use your preserves for you can be sure of one thing: you will feel a sense of pride each time you either gift them or use them in your food preparations.

Jams, jellies and marmalades

Jams, jellies and marmalades

JAMS JELLIES MARMALADES

FULL DAY/Cost £60.00 pp

In this workshop you will learn how to make 2 different jams and jellies choosing from a variety of  seasonal fruits.

Guided by myself  through instruction and demonstration you will prepare and process your choice of fruits, from those available, into delicious preserves that you will take home with you at the end of the day.

The day will begin with a tasting session of jams and jellies that you might choose to make followed by a brief overview of how preserving works, the equipment needed and basic jam making methods.

You will then cook at your own work station, by induction hob, in a friendly, informal atmosphere. 

Throughout the day everything you need to prepare and make your chosen preserves will be supplied, including a restorative cup of tea or coffee.

Lunch will provide another opportunity to sample homemade preserves such as pickles and chutneys as accompaniments to a delicious homemade meal.

 

Half day workshops are also available where you can choose to make one type of preserve. 

Cost £30.00

          

Pickles and chutneys

Pickles and chutneys

CHUTNEYS AND PICKLES

FULL DAY/Cost £60.00pp

In this workshop you will learn how to make 2 different  pickles and chutneys choosing from a variety of  seasonal fruits and vegetables.

Guided by myself  through instruction and demonstration you will prepare and process your choice of fruits and vegetables, from those available, into delicious preserves that you will take home with you at the end of the day.

The day will begin with a sampling session of pickles and chutneys that you might choose to make followed by a brief overview of how preserving works, the equipment needed and basic principles of chutney making and bottling.

You will then cook at your own work station, by induction hob, in a friendly, informal atmosphere. 

Throughout the day everything you need to prepare and make your chosen preserves will be supplied, including a restorative cup of tea or coffee.

Lunch will provide another opportunity to sample further homemade preserves such as jams and jellies used in a range of homemade cakes and pastries.

          

Half day workshops are also available where you can choose to make one type of preserve. 

Cost £30.00

Fruit and herb  infused spirits and vinegars

Fruit and herb  infused spirits and vinegars

FRUIT AND HERB INFUSED VINEGARS, SPIRITS and cordials

FULL DAY/cost £60.00pp

In this workshop you will learn how to make the classics such as sloe gin, elderflower syrup and flavoured vinegars in the traditional fashion choosing from a variety of seasonal fruit, berries, flowers and herbs.

Guided by myself  through instruction and demonstration you will prepare and process your choice of fruit, berries, flowers and herbs  from those available, into delicious drinks and condiments that you will take home with you at the end of the day.

The day will begin with a tasting session of  a range of delicious cordials, syrups, vinegars or liqueurs that you might choose to make followed by a brief overview of the equipment needed and basic principles of making and bottling your own..

You will then create your own concoctions in a friendly, informal atmosphere. 

Throughout the day everything you need to prepare and make your chosen drinks/vinegars will be supplied, including a restorative cup of tea or coffee.

Lunch will provide another opportunity to taste a wider variety of homemade preserves as accompaniments to a delicious homemade meal.

Half day workshops are also available where you can choose to make one type of  drink.

Cost £30.00