19 April 2011

Didsbury dinner time!

Cracking Good Food cooked up quite a feast at the Albert Club in Didsbury on 30 March to mark the launch of Didsbury Dinners: Low Carbon Cookbook. Edited by Amanda Woodvine from Action for Sustainable Living, the recipe collection went on sale last weekend at Chorlton's Big Green Festival, where we had a stall and got festival-goers rustling up some tasty curries. We also celebrated our first birthday!

At the Didsbury Dinners event, Juliet (right) created a stunning vegetable jalfrezi while new cooks Nicola Shuttleworth (left) and Ian MacKenzie (middle) got cracking making pitta bread from scratch.

6 April 2011

GUEST BLOG: Ladies' day

By guest blogger JUDITH KATHRENS

On Tuesday 28 March, Cracking Good Food dropped by The Pankhurst Centre to cook with a group of women as part of our community-based activities. Cooking leader Juliet took the group through much chopping of vegetables and crushing of garlic as we put together the ingredients for a colourful veggie stirfry.

Nicola and me, as coordinator, were helping out, and together with the group of ladies really enjoyed making two dishes: the first, a basic tasty recipe with peppers, mushrooms, onions and courgettes piled onto egg noodles; the second, a stirfry with the addition of protein-rich cashew nuts, coriander and a peanut tamari and lime sauce.

There was loads left over so we made up a couple of doggie bags which got taken home for tea. We had a great few hours - thanks to Trish and everyone at the centre for making us so welcome.

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