The Foraging Walks & Workshops Are Back: Scroll down for new dates & times!
More foraging themed workshops will be added throughout the year, variety is the spice of life!
Sourdough Taster Workshops
The Taster workshops are just that. They give you a brief overveiw of how to make & bake sourdough, including hands on experience, we cover the science behind sourdough, (but not in a crazy way!), the way different flours work & the most important part of sourdough baking, how to maintain your starter & understand it.
Sourdough Breads Workshops
For the breads workshops, you will be making your own sourdough which you will take home to finish proving & bake at home, you will be shaping & baking some sourdough to eat with our lunch & we shall be making a starter from scratch which you will take home to nurture & if any of you wish to take some of my mature starter home with you, you can do. We shall also be making & sampling some sourdough pancakes & looking at other ways of using your starter.
GLUTEN FREE FLOURS WORKSHOPS
This workshop is available on demand & will cover different flours, how they can be blended & how the lack of gluten affects the structure of the finished bakes. We shall be making a starter from scratch which you will then take away to finish caring for at home & you can take some of my mature starter as well if you wish. We'll be making a gluten free focaccia to have with our lunch & a loaf using a selction of flours which you will have blended yourself, to take home to finish proving & bake at home. There will also be some sourdough pancakes to sample & we will investigate other uses for your starter.
To book as a group or a one to one session, email me & we can arrange a mutually convenient date.
A WORD OF WARNING; Although we will be using gluten free flours for this workshop I cannot gurantee that there will be no cross contamination of gluten flours from production during the week. This workshop will not be suitable for people who have a severe reaction to gluten.
After support for all workshops will be given, so if you experience any hitches you can be rest assured that help will be on hand. Everything you bake on the day, will be going home with you.
Mindful Tea Blending & Tasting Workshop
A massive two thirds of us will experience mental health issues in our lifetime, and stress is often a key factor in developing more serious problems. So what’s something most people do in their everyday life that could act as a perfect opportunity to take 5 minutes away and de-stress? Your cup of tea of course!
What is mindfulness?
Mindfulness is a form of meditation where you simply focus your attention on the present moment. Meditation is a bit more daunting & takes more time, but being “mindful” is a little more manageable. We just need something enjoyable to focus on & lets face it, our daily cuppa can be just the ticket.
The other side of this workshop is the herbal teas. Taking herbs as a tea makes it one of the easiest ways to access a huge variety of nutritious & healing herbs & I'm a firm believer in herbal medicine being accessible for everyone.
During our mindful tea tasting, we will try a selection of teas, both foraged & cultivated. This will be a hands on session & you will decide which teas you want to try & how you wish to blend them. You will be given a sheet with each herb & their nutritional & medicinal properties. I will also make up a couple of herbal "lattes" for you to try & there will be some snacks to accompany your teas, with a foraged twist.
Winter Wonderland Tree Magic, Food & Medicine Workshop
This is a special seasonal workshop in February where we shall explore all the gifts which our coniferous woody friends offer us, (date at the bottom of the page).
In those dark days of winter, when the cold is challenging our body & spirit, I can't think of a better remedy than an old fashioned tonic syrup. This one will be both preventative & restorative, calling on the nourishing,medicinal powers of conifers, winter berries, tonic & adaptogenic herbs, sugar & warming spices. Add a splash of vodka in at the end & you have a delicious tonic syrup which will help bolster your immunity, make your heart sing & truly lift your spirits. Plus, they are also totally delicious! Add a splash to your cocktails, glug in to sparkling water, drizzle over desserts & ice cream, over your porridge & mix in to smoothies. If you're feeling under the weather, take it by the spoonful or as a hot tea to soothe the symptoms of cold & flu, sore throats, coughs & congestion. Don't worry, I'm not going to force you outdoors to collect it all beforehand, I'm all too aware of how inclement the weather can be at that time of year. It will all be ready for you, in my nice cosy kitchen.
We will also make some delicious coniferous infused sugar & salt for you take away & experiment with in your cooking & baking at home & a deliciously decadent pine infused body butter.
As with all of my workshops, we shall sit down to a light meal of seasonal soup, sourdough & a wee coniferous sweet treat.
You will be leaving with the tonic recipe along with recipes for your infused sugar & salt & the medicinal & nutritional profile of all the plants we use on the day.
The Foraging Walks
The foraging walks will inspire you to look at what is literally growing all around us & encourage you to utilise the amazing benefits of some of these "wild" superfoods, to boost your health both nutritionally & medicinally.
These will be led from a variety of locations in & around Glasgow with mid week evenings & Sunday afternoons. So, take your pick of what suits you best. The locations, dates & times are at the bottom of the page.
You may want to bring a notebook as Nature changes what is available to us, season by season, so no two workshops will be the same but I will email a list of all the plants we meet along the way, as well as notes which will detail the procedures to make a variety of simple home remedies to use in your home. I will also give you lots of ideas of how to incorporate wild seasonal plants in to your diet.
The workshops hosted in Springburn Allotment Gardens will see all of the profits go back in to the pot, to fund a variety of free or subsidised community workshops & activities on site for both adults & children. All of the community events will be advertised on The Little Foragers Kitchen Facebook page as well as Springburn Gardens Facebook page so unless it's a paid foraging activity, you will need to hop over to one of these pages to see what's available.
There will be some foraged snacks to enjoy at both locations.
Refreshments will be provided at all workshops, ( I don't want you leaving hungry!), some of which you will have made yourselves during the course of the sessions.
MINDFUL TEA BLENDING & TASTING Sunday 09/02/2020 11.30am to 13.30pm 6 PLACES AVAILABLE
WINTER WONDERLAND TREE MAGIC, FOOD & MEDICINE Sunday 16/02/2020 1 PLACE AVAILABLE
SOURDOUGH BREADS Saturday 22/02/2020 11am to 3pm 3 PLACES AVAILABLE
MINDFUL TEA BLENDING & TASTING Sunday 08/03/2020 2pm to 4pm 8 PLACES AVAILABLE
SOURDOUGH BREADS Saturday 21/03/2020 11am to 3pm 5 PLACES AVAILABLE
MINDFUL TEA BLENDING & TASTING Sunday 05/04/2020 2pm to 4pm 8 PLACES AVAILABLE
FORAGING WALK Wednesday 08/04/2020 6.30pm to 8.30pm 10 PLACES AVAILABLE
FORAGING WALK Sunday 26/04/2020 2pm to 4pm 10 PLACES AVAILABLE
FORAGING WALK Wednesday 13/05/2020 6.30pm to 8.30pm 10 PLACES AVAILABLE
FORAGING WALK Sunday 24/05/2020 2pm to 4pm 10 PLACES AVAILABLE
FORAGING WALK Wednesday 10/06/2020 6.30pm to 8.30pm 10 PLACES AVAILABLE
FORAGING WALK Sunday 21/06/2020 6.30pm to 8.30pm 10 PLACES AVAILABLE
The Sourdough Workshops, Mindful Tea Blending &Tasting, Winter Wonderland Tree Magic, Food & Medicine;
The Little Sourdough Bakery
59 Lenzie Place
The Foraging Workshops
Midweek sessions will be departing & returning to Cadder Parish Church in Bishopbriggs until further notice, address as follows;
Sunday sessions will be held at the address below;
Springburn Allotment Gardens
Sourdough Bread Workshops £45.00 per person
Sourdough Gluten Free Flours Bread Workshops:
£65.00 per person, minimum of five people for a group booking.
£100.00 per person for a one to one session.
Mindful Tea Blending & Tasting £15.00 per person.
Winter Wonderland Tree Magic Workshop £45.00 per person.
Foraged Walk & Home Remedies, 2 hours, £10.00 per person
To book your place or any other questions, get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org
NB: All places must be paid for in advance at the time of booking & all payments are taken online, (details will be given on booking requests). There is a no cancellations policy. Places can be rescheduled under extenuating circumstances.