To build skills and confidence in using home grown or locally sourced fresh fruit and vegetables to cook basic meals from scratch.
Participants will be given the opportunity to:
- complete a cooking course that uses home grown or locally sourced fresh fruit and vegetables
- explore a variety of cooking methods, including microwave cooking
- obtain certificates in Basic Cooking Skills and Elementary Food Hygiene
The Healthy Cooking course will run over six sessions, incorporating basic cooking skills using different mediums; including steaming, stir-fry, braising and microwave cooking. At the end of the course the participants will be able to produce economical and tasty meals.
The course will use seasonal fruit and vegetables, focussing on ingredients that can be grown in the Scottish Borders. We will use different protein sources; fish, meat and pulses, locally sourced wherever possible.
We will also help participants to understand the value of having “larder items”, which can add taste and value to seasonal ingredients. We will also look at how fresh herbs, especially those that will grow readily in The Borders, can add taste to basic ingredients at very little cost.
Participants will share meals cooked during each session and take home their own healthy meal.
All ingredients and equipment will be supplied.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO TAKE PART IN THE NEXT COURSE,
As part of each course, participants have chosen the recipes that they particularly enjoyed. You can see them here and maybe give some a go yourself.