By guest blogger SARAH FANTHORPE
Buckthorn House was buzzing this Tuesday as old friends and new met again to cook up a stew. We were joined by Claire, our community support officer, and we couldn't resist modelling her headgear! Alison showed us how to make two dishes brimming with goodness: a seasonal vegetable pie with a suet crust and a delicious dumpling stew.
We all admired the pattern of a candy-striped beetroot and agreed it added a sweetness to the dish. All this tasty goodness amounted to less than £1.85 per portion and we ate at least four of our five-a-day quota of vegetables. I am a convert to dumplings and will cook this stew for friends and family just to experience the silence as they bite into the "melt-in-your-mouth" herby dumplings.
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