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September 2017

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: 24th September 2017

Price per person: £135

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

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November 2017

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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 and cheese and chutney biscuits. There will be recipes, bakes, bottles and jars to take home with ideas for packaging them into instant gifts. Lunch is included.

Course date: 12th November 2017

Price per person: £150

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

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February 2018

Marmalade making course

Half Day Marmalade

Join us for a hands on half day Marmalade Masterclass. Learn how to make traditional Seville Orange Marmalade, using Vivien’s award-winning recipe. You can even enter your marmalade into the World Marmalade Awards at the end of the day. We start the day tasting a range of Vivien’s marmalades. Vivien will explain the features of great marmalades and demonstrate the stages of making marmalade from juicing the fruit to potting the marmalade into jars. Everyone will then prepare a batch…

Course date: 3rd February 2018

Price per person: £50

One Day - 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

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June 2018

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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. 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 included. SKILLS Preparing…

Course date: 30th June 2018

Price per person: £135

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

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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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November 2018

Vale-House-Kitchen-Edible-Gifts-Course

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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January 2019

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Marmalade Make and Bake Day

Join us for a hands-on Marmalade Make and Bake Day. Learn how to make traditional Seville Orange Marmalade, using Vivien’s award-winning recipe. Find out how to enter marmalade into competitions and how to bake with marmalade. We start the day tasting of a range of Vivien’s marmalades. Vivien will explain the features of great marmalades and demonstrate the stages of making marmalade from juicing the fruit to potting the marmalade into jars. Everyone prepares a small batch of marmalade and…

Course date: 26th January 2019

Price per person: £135

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

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June 2019

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Summer Jams, Jellies and Cordials Course

Come and join us on our Summer Jams, Jellies and Cordials Course. Join us for this lovely summery course that focuses on traditional methods of preserving the season’s best soft fruits. You’ll learn how to make the most of their gorgeous flavours with classic jams, jellies and cordials that’ll preserve a taste of the sunshine well into the autumn and winter (provided you can resist them that long). Skills • Preparing ingredients • Simmering and boiling ingredients • Potting jam…

Course date: 30th June 2019

Price per person: £150

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

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September 2019

Chutney making course

Autumn Preserves

Autumn is traditionally the time to preserve all the bounty of summer and the harvest, and store up some delicious treats for the wintry month ahead – and that’s exactly what we’ll be doing on this Autumn Preserves Course, using delicious authentic recipes. Skills • Selecting and preparing the best ingredients • Slow cooking and keeping it simple • How to remove scum • How to test for a set • How to test for pectin • How to test…

Course date: 29th September 2019

Price per person: £150

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

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November 2019

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Edible Gifts Course

The perfect way to get into the Christmas spirit – join us for a lovely cosy day in the Vale House Kitchen classroom, making delicious seasonal delights for your friends and family. On this Edible Gifts Course you'll go home with some fabulous ready-made gifts and plenty of recipe ideas and inspiration! Skills • Baking biscuits and pies • Bottling and storing liqueurs • Packaging gifts • Potting preserves and safe storage • Preparing ingredients • Selecting and safe use…

Course date: 9th November 2019

Price per person: £150

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

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