Beginners Cookery at Vale House Kitchen

Looking to brush up your cookery skills? Lots of our courses might look like they’re a bit more expert, but the one course we’d recommend to absolutely anyone is our Beginners Cookery Day with professional chef Kieran Lenihan. We’re not fibbing when we say it’s for beginners – so even if you’re at a complete loss in the kitchen, you can be sure of a warm welcome and a course that’s geared to your level. Not to mention, of course,…

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Spanish Sunshine in January – Marmalade!!!

January can be a bit of a depressing month, especially if the weather is grey and cold. But don’t worry, because Vale House Kitchen has the solution – a burst of winter sunshine in the form of our Marmalade Make & Bake Course, starring the very best Seville oranges that have grown fat, juicy and delicious under the Spanish sun. They’re only available for a couple of months of the year, beginning right about now – so it’s the perfect…

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Our Vale House Kitchen Pigs

As many of our visitors will know already, at Vale House Kitchen we don’t just keep our country skills in the classroom – we like to practise what we preach, and one of the ways we do that is by raising our own pigs, to supply our kitchen table with high-welfare meat that we know is really good quality. Some folks might not like the idea of getting so close to the animals that will be part of dinner in…

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Five Reasons to Choose Vale House Gift Vouchers this Christmas

Gift vouchers can have a bit of an unfair reputation – perhaps you might associate them with getting book tokens as a kid when what you really wanted was a bike, or out of touch relatives buying you vouchers for shops you’d never ever shop in usually. But we think that for grown-ups, gift vouchers can actually be the perfect present – especially if you choose a Vale House Kitchen gift voucher. Here’s five reasons why we reckon they’re guaranteed…

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Seasonal Fruit and Veg

At Vale House Kitchen, we’re firm believers in eating locally & seasonally – not only is it better for the environment, but it fits in with the natural calendar that our country skills courses follow throughout the year, and, of course, it makes for much, much better flavour. We work with lots of brilliant local suppliers for our courses, but wherever we can, we also like to grow our own – you can’t get much more local than that! Any…

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Vale House Kitchen - 5 year celebration

Five Years Old – 5 Great Memories

Vale House Kitchen is turning five! We’re delighted to be celebrating five fabulous years of running our cookery school – the past half decade has been quite an adventure. We’ve met some incredible people, both as tutors and as guests, we’ve shared a lot of wonderful meals, we’ve learnt all sorts of new things and we’ve hit some amazing milestones. To mark the occasion, we’re planning a fantastic competition, you can enter here…. And for this month’s blog post,…

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