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September 2018

Chutney making course

Autumn Preserves

As the nights draw in and the trees shed their leaves, join us to preserve Autumn fruits and vegetables for the year ahead, using authentic recipes. During the day we’ll make one sweet and one savoury jam, a chutney and a fruit pickle. Learn how to source and preserve with the best ingredients, types of sugar and vinegar to use, how to successfully cook and pot up sweet and savoury preserves. There will be jars and recipes of each preserve…

Course date: 23rd September 2018

Price per person: £135

1 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: 27th September 2018

Price per person: £140

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

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Venison Butchery and Cookery Day

The premise for the design of the venison cookery day is that although the countryside is full of this fine, healthy meat, it’s often missing from the menu. This one day course will take you on a journey from field to fork. You’ll start with a talk and demonstration on how to skin and butcher a venison carcass and then have the chance to get involved hands-on, with a cookery session designed to show you how to get the most…

Course date: 30th September 2018

Price per person: £180

One Day - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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October 2018

Game cookery course

Game Butchery and Cookery Day

The trouble with game is that it’s often a case of feast or famine and it’s all to easy to get stuck in a rut with the cookery. The game cookery day is all about turning this tasty wild meat into great dishes. The day begins with an introductory talk, followed by a series of practical preparation and cookery tasks and some demonstrations designed to put game firmly back on the menu in your kitchen. You’ll be shown a modern…

Course date: 14th October 2018

Price per person: £195

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

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November 2018

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: 1st November 2018

Price per person: £140

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

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Vale House Kitchen Mince Pies

Edible Gifts Day

Get ahead with preparations for the festive season and join us for a hands-on master class on making edible gifts for your friends and family. During the day we’ll make mincemeat, mince pies with frangipane, citrus liqueurs, date chutney, cheese and chutney biscuits and chocolate cookies. There will be recipes, bakes, bottles and jars to take home with ideas for packaging them into instant gifts. Lunch is included. SKILLS Baking biscuits and pies Bottling and storing liqueurs Packaging gifts Potting…

Course date: 11th November 2018

Price per person: £150

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

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