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June 2017
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Summer Jams, Jellies and Cordials

Celebrate the arrival of the soft fruit of summer with a hands-on day making jams, jellies and cordials using soft fruit The day begins with tastings of Vivien’s jams, jellies and cordials. Vivien will explain the characteristics of traditional jams, jellies and cordials and demonstrate the simple stages of making these preserves. With a choice of recipes, we’ll prepare and make jams, jellies and cordials during the day. There will be recipes, jars and bottles to take home. Lunch is…

Course date: 25th June 2017

Price per person: £135.00

1 day - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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September 2017
advanced bread making course

2 day Bread Masterclass

This course takes the home-baker on to more advanced products such as: Croissants and Pain au Chocolate, French and Italian breads using three stage fermentation, Challah bread, German/Scandinavian style soft-grain Rye bread (pumpernickel style), savoury filled bread and, of course Sourdough Bread. Good bread cannot be rushed and so, on day one much of what we do will be making the doughs in order that they can ferment overnight. On day two you will be working with these doughs and…

Course dates: 2nd September 2017 - 3rd September 2017

Price per person: £300

2 day - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Foraging Course

Introduction to Foraging

Explore the bounty of the countryside with this fun and informative wild food foray in the woods, fields and hedgerows around Vale House Kitchen. On this one-day course you’ll find and prepare wild foods gaining knowledge, skills and experience from expert forager and landscape ecologist, Adrian Boots. You’ll not only learn to identify common wild foods, but also landscape features, habitats, associated trees and plants species, their relationships and seasonality with wild food. Learn about the history from our ancient…

Course date: 7th September 2017

Price per person: £135

1 day - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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beginners cookery course

Beginners Cookery Day

Fancy getting a bit more confident in the kitchen? Our Beginners Cookery Day is the perfect course for you – complete novices absolutely welcome. Professional chef Kieran Lenihan will guide you through all the basic skills you need to start making simple, delicious meals with fabulous local and seasonal ingredients - from basic knife handling and the preparation of meat and fish, to the secrets of perfect seasoning. Kieran will also share some of his favourite recipes and his top…

Course date: 10th September 2017

Price per person: £150

1 day - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Fish Cookery Day

Our one day fish cookery course starts with a brief introduction and talk on freshness, quality and how to buy the best fish. You’ll then get cooking, with a series of demonstration-led cookery lessons to give you the skills you need not only to prepare, but cook this wonderful food. Fish is one of the most exciting, challenging and delicious foods to cook with, but it’s also the easiest to get wrong. With that in mind, this course is designed…

Course date: 15th September 2017

Price per person: £180

1 day - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Pig Butchery Course

Pig Butchery Day

Our Pig butchery day covers everything you need to know about keeping and butchering pigs. We start by talking about pig husbandry, the types of pigs that are kept and can show you our pigs here at Vale House Kitchen (we usually have some Oxford Sandy and Blacks in our orchard.) We then cover the breaking down of the pig into primary cuts and move onto roasting joints and chops.  Its then onto the art of sausage and salami making, followed…

Course date: 23rd September 2017

Price per person: £180

1 day - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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