Monday 24 March 2014

Lighten Up For Summer

With just a few weeks to go until my next Cookery Course on 26th April,  my mind has been focussed on food recently and, in particular, food that is fresh, light and summery!   I like to take my time planning the day and putting together a collection of recipes that will be fun to make and fulfils the "brief," in this case, "recipes for a lighter, healthier body!" 

I can spend weeks experimenting with different ingredients. Maybe I am a bit of a perfectionist but I know when a finished dish tastes right and looks good too.  As usual, I'm not interested in counting calories. To me, it's far more important to get the balance of fresh ingredients right and make food as exciting and appetising as possible so you don't even notice you are eating the healthy option! Then, preparing food that your body loves and thrives on becomes second nature, not a chore.

Summer is a time of abundant fresh produce that reflects the warmth and radiance of sunny days.   Bodnant Welsh Foods is well-known for it's farm shop and, if you have been on one of the cookery courses before,  you'll know how amazing the quality of the fresh ingredients are.   At Bodnant they always seem to find the juiciest oranges and largest lemons, the lushest of herbs, the earthiest onions and the most gigantic garlic!

There will be plenty of fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs waiting for us on 26th April and some other treats too!  On previous courses, I've included lesser known ingredients, such as miso, agave nectar, quinoa and agar flakes and this course will be no exception.  Whether you are a complete beginner or a more experienced cook,  you'll pick up some valuable tips for creating fabulous healthy food that's completely free from meat, dairy, eggs and sugar!

With a definitely summery "feel good" theme, this one day course will get you in the mood for long sunny days on the beach. And if the idea of getting shorts, bikinis and summer dresses out of hibernation fills you with dread, I'll be showing you how you can eat really well and get your body in shape!

Lighten Up for Summer

Saturday 26th April 2014

 Bodnant Cookery School,  Tal-y-cafn,  Conwy, LL28 5RP  (map

11 am - 4 pm


  £95.00 inc. lunch and all ingredients

There will be a break for lunch which we'll eat together in the attractive dining room which overlooks the Conwy Estuary. Lunch will comprise of one of the dishes prepared during the morning and you will take the rest of the dishes you've made home with you.   Don't forget to bring some containers!

This will be my third course at Bodnant Cookery School.  Here are some of the comments I've received:

"Lovely day, lots of interesting dishes. Thank you Rhona"
"Excellent instruction"
"A really fabulous day with Rhona. Great to use only the freshest produce to make some truly delicious detox dishes."
"The venue was first class and no-one could ask for more"
"Super day, made healthy eating fun.   Wonderful food, thank you Rhona."
"The cheesecake was really impressive and tasted gorgeous - definitely a recipe I will use for special occasions."
   "A fantastic day from start to finish. Delicious recipes and lots of great new ideas. Thoroughly enjoyable, thank you."
"Lunch was delicious."  
"Great Day. Would like to do many more classes. Thanks for a good day!"

To book your place,  go to the Bodnant Cookery School website or phone 01492 651108.

Look forward to seeing you there!