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Camp Bestival Planning

Mojitos for tomorrow night and in an ideal world all we would need is three things: Tequila, salt and limes, we wouldn't need anything else to get us through the weekend as no food would be required or remembered. However, we have children so that's not going to happen *sighs wistfully*.

Christmas workshops

To help get you into the spirit of Christmas there are some spaces on my Christmas workshops

Halloween Recipe Development

The workshop teaches spherification (caviar pearls), reverse spherification (blackcurrant bubbles), deconstruction (chocolate powder), gelification (instant setting spaghetti jelly)

Ravioli and Victoria Sponge with the children at Saturday morning cooking club

In Tring this week the children at Saturday morning cooking club made Mini Victoria Sponges to rival those on the GBBO while in Princes Risborough we made Ravioli and Tortellini
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Summer Canapés with Edible Tulip Petals

I love edible flowers, they add colour and texture to many different dishes and create a 'wow' factor on even the most plain, simple dishes. So when Janice at Greens of Devon emailed me to say they were launching edible tulips this spring I was so excited it was silly.

Street Food Lunch Club - launches January 2014

I've come up with a brilliant new idea.....come and cook lunch together in my cookery school kitchen, then we'll sit down and eat together while chatting about how it can be adapted to cater to the tastes of your friends and family, then we'll clear up, wash up and you can go home armed with a fabulous new recipe.
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Beverley's stress-free Christmas Classes and Dems

Beverley's fabulous selection of courses and demonstrations are designed to ease you through Christmas. Gift vouchers and our Children's Cookery Programme make ideal foodie gifts that will last children and adults a lifetime
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Homemade baby food is better for baby - it's official

This is a bit of a 'der' moment.  Professor Charlotte Wright of Glasgow University has been interviewed all over the place today regarding her findings when her team took a range of pre-made baby food from brands such as Heinz, Ella's Kitchen, Boots, Cow & Gate, Hipp Organic and Organix and found that they were high in sugar and lower in nutrients than homemade.

Cookery School

My cookery school is based in the kitchen of my 17th century converted mill on the outskirts of Princes Risborough. The classes take place around the kitchen table with everyone working together so they have a very informal and friendly feel, more like cooking with friends than a formal home economics kitchen.
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Dangers of picking elderflowers

I get so excited it's silly when I see elderflowers in full bloom, in fact, it gets to the stage that I have to stop myself pulling the car up in dangerous places to jump out and pick the sweet scented blooms and rush home to make elderflower…
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Real Cookery Classes for Real People

I launched Splat Cooking in 2001 as a cooking party company to encourage children to learn to cook and show them how much fun cooking is.  The natural progression to the parties was after school cooking clubs and cooking workshops, then I was…