Friday saw the first of four sessions aimed at engaging a group of women at the 24-hour hostel Longden House, in Withington. The aim was to help the participants make fresh and healthy dishes in a relaxed, informal and fun environment. At the end of the course, a small cookbook with photographs will be produced.
We received a warm welcome from the staff at Longden House. We were making a summer mezze: Turkish bulgar salad, butterbean and sundried tomato pate, falafels and warm potato salad.
Each dish was prepared by the group, who made a great team, working well together. During the sessions, Kim gave healthy tips about the ingredients, and as herbs were chopped, the smell of fresh mint and dill floated across the room. As each dish was finished, especially the frying of the falafels, I got more hungry by the second!
Even though it was raining outside, it didn’t dampen the spirits inside and at the end, we all sat down together to eat the wonderful feast. Thanks again to everyone who took part, and to our two helpful volunteers.