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Vivien Lloyd

Vivien Lloyd has 25 years’ experience of making, judging and demonstrating preserves. She tests all her recipes in her beautiful Somerset kitchen, using locally-sourced produce, often from her own orchard.  She is passionate about her craft and is a keen advocate of traditional preserve making. Over the years, she has won many competitions for preserves at both local and national levels. In 2008 she won “Best of the Best” at the World’s Original Marmalade Festival and in 2012 Vivien won Fortnum and Mason’s Chutney Challenge.

June 2019

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Summer Jams, Jellies and Cordials

Come and join us on our Summer Jams, Jellies and Cordials Course. 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…

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

Come and join us for a day of 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…

Course date: 29th September 2019

Price per person: £150

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

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November 2019

Vale House Kitchen Mince Pies

Edible Gifts Day

Get ahead with preparations for the festive season and join us for a hands-on Edible Gifts master class making seasonal delights 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…

Course date: 9th November 2019

Price per person: £150

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

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January 2020

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Marmalade Making Course

Join us for a hands-on Marmalade Making Course. 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 makes a…

Course date: 26th January 2020

Price per person: £150

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

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