Friday, 25 April 2014

Aga - A Taste of Spain

We had Sarah Whitaker, the Aga Lady, here today, for a class entitled "A Taste of Spain".

Full of lovely flavours and ingredients, in particular saffron, chorizo, thyme, spanish olive oil .....

In the photo above Sarah is whizzing a delicious Gazpacho Andaluz.

Below is a sizzling Tortilla straight out of the Aga.

All the recipes showed how to make the most of your Aga, whether it was frying, simmering or grilling.

The most popular dish was Lentejas, a spicy Lentil Stew, this had fiery chorizo in it, some serrano ham, red wine and many other ingredients that happily simmered away infusing in the simmering oven whilst lunch was being prepared.

My favourite was Saffron Chicken, we also had Paella, a Galician style fish stew and a yummy Sofrito (tomato sauce), which went very nicely with the Tortilla.

The pudding was a big oozy Caramel Custard .......

We advertise the Aga classes as including a "tasting lunch" but as you can see, there is alot to taste!  Nobody leaves hungry!

Thanks Sarah for a great day.

Sunday, 20 April 2014

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Happy Easter Everyone, I hope you are all enjoying a lovely long weekend.

Classes recommence next week, starting with;

Aga - A Taste of Spain with Sarah Whitaker

There are a few places remaining, the class runs from 9.45am - 1.30pm and covers all the Aga techniques you need to know for successful Aga cooking, along with new ideas, tops tips and some delicious recipes.  After Sarah's demonstration we enjoy a great tasting lunch of all the food cooked.  There is plenty of opportunity to ask Sarah your Aga questions, buy her books and find some useful items in her travelling shop.

The class costs £65, to book please contact me asap.


The following week we welcome Claire Warner back for our popular Watercolour classes.

There are spaces available on:

Cricket on the Green - Tuesday 29 April

9.30am - approx 3pm
(this includes all of your materials, a 2 course lunch and a glass of wine)

Further on in the term, we have:

Friday 6 June - A Lazy Day on the Thames
Wednesday 2 July - Summer in the Med (feat. Boats)
Thursday 3 July - Summer Sunshine

We hope to see you soon
Emily, Sarah and Claire.