Tuesday, 14 May 2019
A beautiful sunshiney day for our Floral Workshop with Lindsey from
Lindsey spoke about all things floral, from the seasons, what we can grow and use from our gardens, conditioning and caring for flowers and styling.
Lindsey had brought some lovely flowers with her, some stunning coral peonies, ranunculus, roses and alliums alongside some colourful smaller flowers and foliage.
Lindsey showed how to make a hand tied arrangement followed by using chicken wire in a vase/jug/teapot to create a smaller table arrangement.
Then it was everyone elses's turn to get creative!
Everyone had the same flowers in their buckets, so it was incredible to see the very different creations at the end of the workshop.
Thank you Lindsey, we will see you back at Treetops in December for our Christmas Wreath Workshop!
We had a fun and interesting Free From Cookery Class last week which covered cooking with a whole range of ingredients that are free from gluten, wheat, dairy, soya, nuts and egg.
It was one of those classes where we were too busy talking and eating to remember to take photos!
But I did remember to take a photo of the egg free meringues being whisked
and take a photo of them as cute little meringue kisses fresh out of the oven,
they are a revelation and really delicious, you would never know they are egg free.
We enjoyed a delicious tasting lunch of fish pie, followed by flapjack pear crumble, a carrot cake and tasted the perfect gluten free pastry as little jam tarts.
We will be running this class again in September, watch out for it, it's definitely worth coming if you yourself have intolerances or allergies, or if you cook for family or friends who have.
We've been so busy with classes recently, mix that in with a new phone (learning how to transfer photos over to the computer!) and a family wedding, I'm afraid I've got slightly behind on blogging our classes.
So to follow will be a summary of our recent classes which consisted of Watercolour, Papercutting and Free From Cookery
Claire and I had ran a Sunday Watercolour class for the first time and our theme was St Ives Harbour, the pictures were amazing, it was a long day, Claire included so many techniques!
Lucy returned to run a Personalised Papercutting Class, this was great as everyone had sent Lucy the names and celebrations they wanted on their cards and Lucy prepared the templates before the class.
We had a delicious lunch of Spring Risotto with wild garlic, and slow roasted tomatoes with toasted seeds.