Chloe Edwards from Seven Sisters Spices joined us for the morning at our Community Allotment for a Fire and Feast event just before Easter. We had our usual Wednesday morning group from the St Nicholas Day Centre, and Chloe showed us all how to chop (the safe 'bridge' method using the whole hand to hold the vegetable, to prevent slipping and injury) and also mashing, to prepare a delicious meal of bean burgers and tasty salads.
We got the fire going early and by the time the food was ready to cook, the fire was down to nice hot embers, perfect for cooking.
With bean burgers sizzling and buns toasting, we made the finishing touches to tzatziki (yoghurt, mint and cucumber), a pickling salad of radish and carrot, tomato salad and just-picked green salad, all with guidance from Chloe.
Then we enjoyed sharing the lovely food and having a chat in the fresh air.
Thanks to Eleanor, Emmanuel, Felicity Ann and Maggie for helping out.
Sarah Rideout, LCA coordinator, April 2017
Have a look through our photos of the event. Some were taken by us, some by Chloe.