31 May 2012

Certified goodness!

Once again, Southway Housing residents gathered together at what we affectionately call Buck House to cook up a delicious vegetable stew with herby dumplings. This was our final session in the second programme Cracking Good Food has run on the Arrowfield Estate, just off Nell Lane.

Kim reminded us of the nutritious goodness in the beetroot and sweet potatoes used in this recipe and we sat back and let the class prepare the ingredients for our final feast. As this was a dish we had prepared earlier in the programme, everyone had something to contribute and different herbs and spices were added after careful tasting. The dumplings were light and fluffy and subtly flavoured with fresh rosemary from The Lost Plot, our community allotment. Black-eyed beans added protein and fibre, and the stew took on a pink hue from the beetroot, which made the dish even more appealing. All agreed that such an appetising meal was surprisingly economical and simple to prepare.
As it was such a glorious evening, the group decided to eat al fresco in the grounds of Buck House. This is in fact a tiny garden!

Here is some of the feedback we received about the course...

"Since cooking with Cracking Good Food, I have become more confident in the kitchen. I have introduced beetroot and sweet potatoes into my diet and am currently preparing a small piece of ground in my garden to enable me to grow some of the vegetables we have used in our recipes.  Thank you, Cracking Good Food."
Vicky Garlick, Arrowfield resident for 17 years. 

There is an album on our Facebook page containint more photos from this session. Click here to view.

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