Easter Holidays Open House

What a fabulous day for a full house! People of all ages were here at WAC, some working in the kitchen, some doing some arts and crafts and others working in our lovely community garden.

Our kitchen helpers made a delicious chicken curry feast, with onion bhajis. Our smoothie guru, Harvey, created a trio of wonderful smoothies. And cakes were provided courtesy of baking wizard(ess) Sharon.

Thanks to all who came out and helped us celebrate the sunshine!

We hold an Open House every Tuesday from 10am-2pm. If you missed today’s, come along any week. And, because this is Easter week, we’re holding a bonus day this Thursday!

Click here to see more photos of today’s Open House.

Sunshine for This Week’s Open House!

We had a fantastic Open House yesterday, with volunteers busy in the kitchen, in the garden and working away at our new shed.

A big thank you to volunteers Christie, Anne and Nigel for their excellent work on the veg beds yesterday. If anyone in the community would like to grow their own chard, we have been thinning out so there are some free plants. Come down next Tuesday or email us on info@wholeagaincommunities.co.uk.

A delicious lunch was cooked and served, courtesy of all the brilliant cooks in the WAC kitchen! We had tasty beef or veggie stew, soft lush flapjacks and an enticing array of wholesome smoothies. We also introduced our scrumptious new breakfast smoothie with oats and yoghurt.

Click here to see more photos of yesterday’s Open House.

 

You Reap What You Sow

Here at WAC, we’re growing food for free! At the moment, it’s peppers and celery.

Join us every Tuesday for a bit of gardening or to get some great gardening tips from our resident gardener, Ann.

Also we have lots of lovely seeds to give away. Grab yourself a packet or two.

Now is the time to sow !

Eating Seasonally in April

The clocks have changed, we’re finally out of winter and spring is springing all around us! That means things are beginning to GROW!

There’s nothing better than eating fruit and veg when they’re in season, and spring is the time of year when we start getting excited about all the delicious things that grow in the UK.

Eating British fruits and vegetables in season is good for you. Foods in season contain the nutrients, minerals and trace elements that our bodies need at particular times of the year. British food travels less far from farm to shop so regardless of how carbon footprints are calculated it self-evidently has a lower carbon footprint.

Choosing British means supporting British farmers whose work helps to keep the British countryside the way we want it to look!

Here at WAC, we are very excited about rhubarb. We even have some growing in our community garden! If you’re not sure what to do with rhubarb, BBC Good Food has some wonderful rhubarb recipes. We particularly like it stewed very simply with sugar to taste, and maybe a bit of orange juice and zest. Serve it for breakfast with Greek yoghurt and granola for a healthy start to your day!

Some vegetables that are in season are early asparagus, celeriac, chard, Jersey Royal potatoes, kale, leeks, lettuce and other salad leaves, parsnips, purple sprouting broccoli, radishes, spinach, spring greens and spring cabbage, spring onions, turnip tops and watercress.

Please visit your local grocer or farm shop and pick up some wonderful season produce!

Free Easter Break Activities at WAC!

If you’re looking for a fun family activity for the Easter break, why not come along to WAC?

On Tuesday 9th April, Tuesday 16th April and Thursday 18th April, we’ll be holding free Taster Workshops from 10am-2pm. Drop in and learn some cookery in our kitchen, enjoy a delicious lunch, have a go at planting up a decorated tin in our community garden, or help at our weekly Repair Cafe.

Bring the whole family! We’d love to see you!

First Open House of April!

WAC was a busy place on Tuesday!

We had some hard at work in the kitchen, others looking after our community garden and others repairing household goods and working on a new WAC garden shed!

It was all topped off by a delicious and healthy lunch of farinata and mixed salad using spinach and hot leaves from the garden. Green smoothies followed, made from lime, apple, cucumber and spinach.

Why not come and join us next Tuesday – or any Tuesday – from 10am until 12pm. We’d be happy to have you join our kitchen, gardening or Repair Cafe teams; or, if you’d rather not, then just join us for a lovely communal lunch. All are welcome.

Latest Cookery Courses for Children

This week marked the end of another lovely cookery course for children, funded by Children in Need.

Yesterday, our participants invented their own delicious WACCY pizza wraps.

We are so proud of the young people in our community and hope they all come back with their friends for our summer open house cooking workshops.