January 2018

January 2018 Newsflash

Hi all,

Hope you have had a relaxing festive break and are ready for an active, delicious food year. This is just a short newsflash to keep you on top of a few mouthwatering happenings for the next two months at Wickedfood Earth Country Cooking School.

Saturday 13 January - Preserving Workshop (R750pp including R250 worth of bottled fruit to take home, and lunch). We are in the midst of our of Cling peach harvest from the cooking school food gardens. Come celebrate the crop at Wickedfood Earth Farm Country Cooking School, where we will show you a number of very different delicious ways of locking all that summer goodness up in a bottle to enjoy at a later date, as well as  the secrets of successful preserving and bottling. And to crown it all off, enjoy a peach inspired lunch and take home 6 bottles of preserves, one sample of each product made during the  workshop. More….

Sunday 14 JanuaryMezze country lunch (from R195pp, booking essential). Built around the best naturally grown ingredients available from Wickedfood Earth Farm and surrounding small scale producers.  More…

Sunday 28 JanuaryBBQ inspired lunch and craft beer tasting (R290pp, very limited space still available) staff have been inspired by the art of cooking over an open fire and the unique flavour of small batch craft beers, especially brewed for the event. The Country Cooking School staff will combine their favourite South African braai techniques, with BBQ smoking and open fire cooking techniques of the Americas, to produce some really unique meat dishes – ribs, pulled pork, sosaties, slow cooked brisket, sticky wings  and even a dessert and beer pairing. More…

Sunday 11, Saturday 17 or Sunday 18 FebruaryValentines cooking classes in the country (R995 per couple). Valentines Day cooking classes have always been very popular at Wickedfood, and we are usually fully booked by mid January and dates are already starting to fill up. As Valentine falls in the middle of the week Wickedfood Earth Country Cooking School is offering a choice of 3 very special Valentines day experiences, on two consecutive weekends. More…

Functions, specialised cooking class and other food-related events

If you planning a special event this year, kitchen tea, milestone birthday, team building cooking classes and events, corporate functions or product launches, please consider Wickedfood Earth Country cooking school. We work together with our clients to develop specialised events to suit both the occasion and their budgets. (Click here to read about past functions). It is through these events that we raise funds for the on-going research and our education programmes. For more information click here ….

Looking forward to welcoming you to one of our events in the not-too-distant future.

Booking office – Cilla  076 236-2345 or cilla@wickedfood.co.za;

Information and event planning – Mike 060 761 0885 earth@wickedfood.co.za

 

 

 

January 8, 2018
January 2018 Newsflash

Preserving Workshop

 

It’s coming to the end of the fruit season. This season’s fruit on the whole, was rather disappointing, but thankfully we are in the midst of a bumper crop of Cling peaches from the cooking school food gardens. Come celebrate the crop at Wickedfood Earth Farm. At the Country Cooking School, we will show you 6 delicious ways of locking all that summer goodness up in a bottle to enjoy at a later date, as well as teaching you the secrets of successful preserving and bottling in this preserving workshop. And to crown it all off, enjoy a peach inspired lunch and take home 6 bottles of preserves one sample of each product made during the cooking workshop.

Techniques covered in this workshop will include:

  • General principles of preserving and preparing fruit for processing, including some secrets on easy pealing difficult fruit;
  • Working with sugar, vinegar, spices and herbs;
  • Bottling of whole fruit in syrup and alcohol;
  • Jam making;
  • Interesting fruit and vegetable combinations for chutneys and relishes;
  • How to make delicious fruit sauces and syrups.

 

WhereWickedfood Earth Farm, Hekpoort, ±70km from Fourways.
When
Saturday 13 January from 9:30, workshop starts at 10am sharp;
To book
contact Cilla – 076 236-2345 or cilla@wickedfood.co.za
Price –  R750pp including R250 worth of bottled fruit to take home, and lunch. Booking essential, limited space.

January 8, 2018
Preserving Workshop