By guest blogger NICOLA CLANCY
On Saturday 30 July, I volunteered for my first event with Cracking Good Food and was happy to help out with a community event for Southway Housing at one of their properties, Buckthorn House.
The event was coordinated by nutritionist Elizabeth Wells who seemed to have everything very organised and ensured that all policies and procedures (such as health and safety and food hygiene) were understood and adhered to. Sarah who was cooking on the day seemed very knowledgeable about the community and confident in her skills, and encouraged the people taking part to be confident in their cooking. Sarah was also very informative about the costings of the meal and about the food she was cooking with to make the tasty Aubergine Cheesy Bake.
It was nice to hear that the produce she and associates had grown on Action for Sustainable Living's nearby community allotment The Lost Plot were being used within the meal. We all had a chance to taste the various ingredients as we went along. The gorgeous weather meant the group was quite small, but the people who did attend were genuinely interested in the cooking and ingredients and there was a good mix of young and older people.