We have now reached the halfway point of our first block of cooking classes.
There have been many delicious meals cooked, lentil soup and garlic bread, pasta alla Norma with a green salad, frittata with a roasted vegetable salad and most recently Neapolitan pizza with carrot and beetroot slaw.
Not surprisingly, the pizza was probably the meal that got the most enthusiastic response.
‘It’s the best pizza I have ever had!’ and
‘That beats Dominos hands down – and for a fraction of the price.’
I have to agree, it is difficult to beat a homemade pizza.
For a long time I was anxious about making my own pizza dough but unlike bread it is pretty much foolproof and it has been the gateway to exploring what is possible with flour, yeast and water.
One of the most interesting outcomes from the course so far is that everyone loves fresh beetroot. Most people think of beetroot as something you buy in a jar surrounded by vinegar or pre cooked in a vacuum pack so fresh beetroot has been a real revelation. Not only is fresh beetroot incredibly versatile and delicious, it has a myriad of health benefits from reducing blood pressure to increasing sports performance.
Beetroot growing season ends in October and it is then stored. Fresh beetroot is available in the veg isles of most supermarkets, keep your eyes peeled.
This is a great website for anyone wanting to delve further into the wonderful world of beetroot: http://www.lovebeetroot.co.uk
If you are keen to get involved with the Greening Gorebridge project at you think some cooking classes are just the thing for you, then please keep an eye out for our new cooking classes, which will be begin the week beginning 9th October.
We will be posting the event page on our facebook page very soon so make sure you like our page- Greening Gorebridge.
If you’re super interested and don’t want to miss out on our next block of classes please email Michaela on firstname.lastname@example.org.