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November 2018

Learn to Crochet today: Make a start on a Granny Square Cushion – Morning session – 27th November

November 27 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
The Manor House, Timberland Road
Martin, Lincolnshire LN4 3QS United Kingdom
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£55.00

Learn to crochet today and make a start on your Granny Square cushion This course is for complete beginners (or for those who learnt years ago and have now forgotten how to crochet!) You will learn all the crochet techniques required to make a beautiful granny square cushion. By the end of the day you will not only have learnt a variety of techniques, but you will also have made a good start on your chosen project. A variety of different colour wools…

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Crochet Christmas Snowflakes – Afternoon session – 27th November

November 27 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
The Manor House, Timberland Road
Martin, Lincolnshire LN4 3QS United Kingdom
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£35.00

Crochet snowflakes are beautiful decorations for hanging from your Christmas tree. You can use white cotton for a crisp natural look or make them sparkle and twinkle by using a glitter yarn.  You can also hang them from your window, sprinkle them on your Christmas table, give as gifts, sew on to handbags, hats and other Christmas projects – the ideas are endless - and you can use them year after year! You can make them all different (as with…

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Healthy Christmas Baking – 29th November

November 29 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
The Manor House, Timberland Road
Martin, Lincolnshire LN4 3QS United Kingdom
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£90.00
Apple & Walnut Loaf

Christmas can be both fun and healthy too!  I have put together some recipes for this course which are fruity, tasty, colourful, full of vegetables, and some which are low in salt or sugar.  I have also included some great recipes for 'nibbles', some of which have been taken from my WW2 recipe books including one entitled 'Health for All Wartime Recipes' (marked with a * in the list below). On today's course you will make, bake and take home with you the following; Spiced apple…

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December 2018

Wartime Christmas Recipes and Traditions – 2nd December

December 2 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
The Manor House, Timberland Road
Martin, Lincolnshire LN4 3QS United Kingdom
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£85.00

New Course! There is so much to be learnt from the creativeness of the people who lived in Britain through the wartime years during WW2.  They had to 'make do' in so many ways.  Today's course will look at how they cooked and baked at Christmas despite rations through these war years. We will look at how vegetables were used to inspire gourmet meals and how they managed without goose, turkey, cream or marzipan! For lunch we will make Mock Goose with Root Vegetable…

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Healthy Christmas Baking – 5th December

December 5 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
The Manor House, Timberland Road
Martin, Lincolnshire LN4 3QS United Kingdom
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£90.00
Apple & Walnut Loaf

Christmas can be both fun and healthy too!  I have put together some recipes for this course which are fruity, tasty, colourful, full of vegetables, and some which are low in salt or sugar.  I have also included some great recipes for 'nibbles', some of which have been taken from my WW2 recipe books including one entitled 'Health for All Wartime Recipes' (marked with a * in the list below). On today's course you will make, bake and take home with you the following; Spiced apple…

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The All Natural Christmas Wreath – 8th December

December 8 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Manor House, Timberland Road
Martin, Lincolnshire LN4 3QS United Kingdom
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£75.00

Using foliage and other material from the garden and hedgerow. You will spend this festive day making dried fruits, collecting foliage from the garden, learning to make your wreath and then decorating it with dried apples, oranges and other material. In the morning you will cut and dry apples, oranges, lemons and limes and make a pomander with oranges and cloves. Lunch will include warming roast vegetables and festive apple cake or spicy apple crumble as well as mulled wine! …

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Boozy Christmas Breads – 11th December – Fully Booked

December 11 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
The Manor House, Timberland Road
Martin, Lincolnshire LN4 3QS United Kingdom
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£95.00

You will get plenty of ideas on this one-day course of delicious breads with a distinctly wintery and Christmas theme.  They make lovely Christmas gifts or bake some for yourself for that special Day! On today's course you will make some wreathed-shaped spiced plaited bread, a simple German Stollon, a cranberry loaf, an orange and ginger bread and a plum loaf using chocolate and orange stout. You will also be treated to a delicious lunch with a distinctive Christmas flavour! This course is all about using Christmas spices, oranges, almonds, cranberries and…

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The Homemade Christmas Hamper – 14th December

December 14 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
The Manor House, Timberland Road
Martin, Lincolnshire LN4 3QS United Kingdom
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£100.00
Winter Preserves

On this Christmas course you will make your own hampers filled with  goodies you have made yourself!  You will make and bake items which will keep until Christmas to fill 2 small baskets or trugs (at a small additional charge).   A totally unique present for your friends or family - everything made by you! You will make and bake the following; Plum loaf with chocolate & orange stout or mulled wine Apricot & Amaretto Jam Hand made truffles filled with a liqueur  ganache Cranberry…

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A Box of Handmade Chocolates for Christmas – 17th December

December 17 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Manor House, Timberland Road
Martin, Lincolnshire LN4 3QS United Kingdom
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£65.00
Gorgeous Chocolate gifts

Learn to make your own hand-made moulded chocolates on this short workshop. You will start the day by making a gorgeous chocolate ganache which you will use later when filling your moulded chocolates. In the morning you will learn to temper your own chocolate and make beautiful individual moulded chocolates which you will fill with your ganache. You will also learn about chocolate, how it is made and what it should taste like! Your lunch is chocolate-themed! Please watch this space for more detail. You…

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