By guest blogger CAROLYN DICKSON
When we made Jamaican patties at Buckthorn House on Nell Lane on 22 February, the night was such great fun. Sarah, one of our Cracking Good Cooks, put on a great demonstration to a busy and excited class of 28 people including 12 children. We also had John Leech, our local MP, in the class as well as two local councillors Norman Lewis and Bernie Ryan, who came down to offer support.
Sarah who also works for The Lost Plot, brought all the vegetables that were in season from their allotment, showed everyone how to hold the knife to chop vegetables safely and how to prepare pastry. Everyone had a try at chopping the vegetables to make the very tasty mixture of spicy vegetables with a hint of chilli for the middle. Sarah also showed everyone how to make a side salad, with a quick and easy salad dressing. All and all, it was a really successful night, and there are more photos from it over on our Facebook page.