COOKING AND HERBS
Saturday 3 September 2011, 9am – 12pm / 1pm – 4pm, CCS Disability Action,14 Erson Avenue, Royal Oak
Four knowledgeable speakers come together to demonstrate vegetarian / vegan cooking, show you how to preserve produce from your garden and use herbs in infusions, decoctions, ointments, tinctures, poultices, compresses and in herb teas, salads and more! CCS Disability Action is proud to host the following speakers
9 am - 12pm
Julie Craig, Cooking and Preserving-Preserving Flowers, Herbs and Fruits
In this class all manner of preserving will be discussed, including drying herbs, flowers and fruit, making herbal sugars and how to make vinegar and oil infusions. Jams, jellies, preserves, brandies and syrups will be explained, including the basic equipment required for success. We will review what to do with your newly found skills while having an opportunity to taste and make edible foods that are not only lovely for the palette but good for you too. This class is suitable for all skill levels.
1pm - 4pm
Alice Leonard, Cooking and Preserving-Gourmet Green Makeover for Your Diet
Changing your diet is the single most effective way to reduce your carbon footprint. Alice Leonard of Angel Food (www.angelfood.co.nz) will demonstrate eight vegan dishes which are healthy and delicious and easy on the earth. You will get samples of all the dishes, and the recipes, plus the opportunity to ask questions about thriving on a plant-based diet. Recipes will include snacks, mains and desserts. Going vegan, or even just adding more vegan dishes to your diet, is great for your health: plant foods are naturally high in fibre, low in saturated fat, and totally cholesterol-free.
9am – 12pm
Bashi Singh, Weeds – Nature’s Powerhouse
Enjoy a fun filled morning, whilst learning why you should eat your “weeds”. Nature’s bountiful harvest contains a powerhouse of vitamins and minerals - how can you access this? Bashi invites you to join in to learn more.
1pm – 4pm
Wayne Hill, Making Herbal Medicines for External Use
Come and learn how to make herbal medicines for external use from your very own garden. This will be a practical session using both native herbs and herbs from around the world. You will learn how to make simple creams, ointments, poultices and compresses in your home, plus gain practical knowledge of how to use some of the herbs you will see in our native bush.
Cost: $50 for two sessions, $30 for one session. Lunch can be provided at an extra cost of $10. Lunch must be booked and prepaid, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (09) 376 4623. Contact Scott Thiemann; phone (09) 625 9811, or email email@example.com
Please complete our separate registration form and return to CCS Disability Action, PO Box 24 327, Royal Oak, Auckland 1345.