Marvellous Marmalade Mondays!

Marvellous Marmalade Mondays

How much marmalade has been made on Monday, weekly when the Hill Station cafe is closed?

Black bean and mushroom curry

Black bean and mushroom curry

Chopping together makes light work

Chopping together makes light work

None! Yes that’s right not a spoonful of marmalade has ever been made!

Named for the alliteration, Marmalade Mondays, have been a forum for community cooking over the last 3 months at the Marmalade Monday cooking workshops held in                                                      the Hill Station cafe on Telegraph Hill.

Each week a different food focus saw a variety of people from the area prepare and cook food to share we started with Cooking on a Budget, making delicious bean stew and a potato Dauphinoise.

2013-07-22 12.38.04Every week, the informal but busy atmosphere welcomed new faces, all helping to prepare and cook as much or as little as they wanted.  One week saw us all making our own pizza dough and selecting toppings of our own choice.

ingredients are laid out at the start of each session

ingredients are laid out at the start of each session

Another very exciting Marmalade Monday was sausage making!  Using all the traditional ingredients, pork and sage, rusk and proper links…hand mincing machines were used with much fascination working in partners we helped each other to make the sausages.

Made our own pizzas with a choice of toppings

Made our own pizzas with a choice of toppings

Confidence of the participants grew week by week with different people offering to demonstrate or lead a recipe in future weeks.   Dougal made his Indian curry base, Mikako a Japanese ice pudding,  Alan shared his bread pudding  recipe,  Kathy’s Victoria sponge we demolished swiftly over a cup of tea,  Kate’s Pecan Pie was a triumph and Agnieska’s Polish Cheese cake fabulous,  Richard’s sausages are to be repeated very soon  and the memory Dagmar’s meatballs are probably mentioned once a week!

Dagmar's meatballs recipe available in the Marmalade Monday Cook Book

Dagmar’s meatballs recipe available in the Marmalade Monday Cook Book

And of course cooking tasty delights wouldn’t be the same unless we sampled the food prepared, so each week we sat down and shared some of the food for our lunch.  Any left overs we shared out and all usually had a sample to take home.

If you would like to join our very popular Marmalade Monday’s, they commence again in the evenings from September 9 Monday 6pm to 9.30pm all through the autumn and into December.2013-07-22 14.50.42

Everyone is welcome 12 years and above, please bring a clean apron and a container to take a sample of the food cooked, away with you.

David Wild

Wildlife Photographer at Growwild.org.uk
I'm obsessed with photography, taking on projects involving animals, environmental causes and gardening projects. I live in London, in the United Kingdom.

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