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Welcome to the COOKERY Group


Group Coordinators

ForenameSurname
PaulSchleicher

Meetings

WeekDayTime
ThirdThursday12:00

Events

There are currently no events scheduled for this group

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Terracotta Pot Smoker

Year Plan 2017

Ideas List

 

We are a group of enthusiastic men and women. Our group actively encourages participation from all its members. This can take many forms from demonstrations, planning an outing, skill sharing with members getting their hands dirty or organising a ‘bring a plate’ on a specific theme.

 

We meet on the third Thursday of each month in a different members’ house.

Our meetings always end with a sampling of the dishes created in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

The expenses are shared between the members present. If you have to cancel after the shopping has been done then you will be asked to make a contribution to that cost.

 

Topics covered in 2014 included Burmese, typical American food, goodies from Crete and West Indian dishes with Rum Punch!!

If you are un
able to fulfil your commitment for any reason please try to swap with someone else later in the year.

 

Terracotta Smoker Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ka2kpzTAL8 

 

Parts needed

http://www.naffziger.net/blog/2008/07/05/the-alton-brown-flower-pot-smoker/

                                             

 

TYear Plan 2015                                                                    Back


Cookery Plan 2017
Date Host Topic
January 18    
February 15 Diane and Peter Stedman Not your High-street curry
March 15 Catalina Barratt  
April 19 Gill and Anton Holt Icelandic 
May 17 Paul Schleicher Summer Cocktails and more
June 21 Alan Packman Cockney pie and mash
July 19 Greg and Sue Sparkes Morrocan Summer Lunch
August NO MEETING  
September 20 Sue and Roger Creed Cooking with cider
October 18 Glenys Lewis  
November 15 Sandra and Peter Wright Curry
December NO MEETING  

 
Cookery Plan 2018
Date Host Topic
January 18    
February 18    
March 17 Gil & Anton Holt  
April 21    
May 19    
June 16    
July 21    
August 18    
September 15 Diane&Peter Stedman  
October 20    
November 17    
December 15    

 
   

Ideas List                                                                         Back

Learning experiences:

How to choose fruit & veg – Each member advises & justifies criteria for one or two diff. fruit or veg.  Lunch out afterwards.

How to make edible gnocci

How to make gravy [a] when cooking a joint  [b] when not

How to make perfect jam or jelly

An easy and idiot proof way of making your own edible bread.

Regional or national dishes

Shared events:

Picnic [Nice spot.  Bring your own. Games or visit]

BBQ or buffet [This could be prepared privately by a member or be public and shared – e.g. by the side of lake Darnius]

Soups – Three or four members each bring a soup for everyone to try.  Plenty of bread and wine

Three one dish favourites – One member each for starter, main and pud.  [or just two courses]

Starters – Everyone brings one and we share.   Six different kinds of bread purchased or bought to accompany meal

Puds – Everyone brings one and we share.   Sweet, medium and dry white wines to accompany the food.

Thinking of others:

A meal for four for €5.00 or eight for €10.00  or 12 for €15.00

African meal – little or nothing.   Lose weight for others - profit to agreed charity.

Gourmet

Beef or pork Wellington.

Roast or casseroled pheasant

Turbot and trimmings

Other members ideas of perfection.

Bits & Pieces

Cheese and wine [Fantastic range of cheeses available to-day.   I’d be very happy to choose them if no-one else would and I’d be keen to have a hand in the choice of a wines too.   We could aim cheap, medium or dear, Spanish, French or other]

Fondu [Meat or cheese]

 

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Terracotta Pot Smoker

Year Plan 2015

Ideas List

 

We are a group of enthusiastic men and women. Our group actively encourages participation from all its members. This can take many forms from demonstrations, planning an outing, skill sharing with members getting their hands dirty or organising a ‘bring a plate’ on a specific theme.

 

We meet on the third Thursday of each month in a different members’ house.

Our meetings always end with a sampling of the dishes created in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

The expenses are shared between the members present. If you have to cancel after the shopping has been done then you will be asked to make a contribution to that cost.

 

Topics covered in 2014 included Burmese, typical American food, goodies from Crete and West Indian dishes with Rum Punch!!

If you are un
able to fulfil your commitment for any reason please try to swap with someone else later in the year.

 

Terracotta Smoker Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ka2kpzTAL8 

 

Parts needed

http://www.naffziger.net/blog/2008/07/05/the-alton-brown-flower-pot-smoker/

                                             

 

TYear Plan 2015                                                                    Back


Cookery Plan 2017
Date Host Topic
January 19th    
February 16th Diane and Peter Stedman Not your High-street curry
March 16th Sue and Roger Creed Cooking with cider
April 20th Gill and Anton Holt Icelandic 
May 18th Paul Schleicher Summer Cocktails and more
June 15th    
July 20th Greg and Sue Sparkes Picnic Day
August NO MEETING  
September 21st Alan Packman Cockney pie and mash
October 19th Glenys Lewis  
November 16th Sandra and Peter Wright Curry
December NO MEETING  

 
Cookery Plan 2016
Date Host Topic
January No meeting  
February 18 Glenys Lewis To be announced
March 17 Catalina  Barratt To be announced
April 21 Sue&Roger Creed To be announced
May 19 Lesley Sparks Slow slow quick quick slow
June 16 CANCELLED  
July 21 Sue&Greg Sparkes Cancelled
August 18 No Meeting  
September 15 Jane and Ian Kingham  
October 20 Paul Schleicher Tex-Mex
November 17 Paul Schleicher Winter Cocktails
December 15 No meeting  

 
   

Ideas List                                                                         Back

Learning experiences:

How to choose fruit & veg – Each member advises & justifies criteria for one or two diff. fruit or veg.  Lunch out afterwards.

How to make edible gnocci

How to make gravy [a] when cooking a joint  [b] when not

How to make perfect jam or jelly

An easy and idiot proof way of making your own edible bread.

Regional or national dishes

Shared events:

Picnic [Nice spot.  Bring your own. Games or visit]

BBQ or buffet [This could be prepared privately by a member or be public and shared – e.g. by the side of lake Darnius]

Soups – Three or four members each bring a soup for everyone to try.  Plenty of bread and wine

Three one dish favourites – One member each for starter, main and pud.  [or just two courses]

Starters – Everyone brings one and we share.   Six different kinds of bread purchased or bought to accompany meal

Puds – Everyone brings one and we share.   Sweet, medium and dry white wines to accompany the food.

Thinking of others:

A meal for four for €5.00 or eight for €10.00  or 12 for €15.00

African meal – little or nothing.   Lose weight for others - profit to agreed charity.

Gourmet

Beef or pork Wellington.

Roast or casseroled pheasant

Turbot and trimmings

Other members ideas of perfection.

Bits & Pieces

Cheese and wine [Fantastic range of cheeses available to-day.   I’d be very happy to choose them if no-one else would and I’d be keen to have a hand in the choice of a wines too.   We could aim cheap, medium or dear, Spanish, French or other]

Fondu [Meat or cheese]

 

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Terracotta Pot Smoker

Year Plan 2015

Ideas List

 

We are a group of enthusiastic men and women. Our group actively encourages participation from all its members. This can take many forms from demonstrations, planning an outing, skill sharing with members getting their hands dirty or organising a ‘bring a plate’ on a specific theme.

 

We meet on the third Thursday of each month in a different members’ house.

Our meetings always end with a sampling of the dishes created in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

The expenses are shared between the members present. If you have to cancel after the shopping has been done then you will be asked to make a contribution to that cost.

 

Topics covered in 2014 included Burmese, typical American food, goodies from Crete and West Indian dishes with Rum Punch!!

If you are un
able to fulfil your commitment for any reason please try to swap with someone else later in the year.

 

Terracotta Smoker Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ka2kpzTAL8 

 

Parts needed

http://www.naffziger.net/blog/2008/07/05/the-alton-brown-flower-pot-smoker/

                                             

 

TYear Plan 2015                                                                    Back


Cookery Plan 2017
Date Host Topic
January 19th    
February 16th Diane and Peter Stedman Not your High-street curry
March 16th Sue and Roger Creed Cooking with cider
April 20th Gill and Anton Holt Icelandic 
May 18th Paul Schleicher Summer Cocktails and more
June 15th    
July 20th Greg and Sue Sparkes Picnic Day ala terrraza
August NO MEETING  
September 21st Alan Packman Cockney pie and mash
October 19th Glenys Lewis  
November 16th Sandra and Peter Wright Curry
December NO MEETING  

 
Cookery Plan 2016
Date Host Topic
January No meeting  
February 18 Glenys Lewis To be announced
March 17 Catalina  Barratt To be announced
April 21 Sue&Roger Creed To be announced
May 19 Lesley Sparks Slow slow quick quick slow
June 16 CANCELLED  
July 21 Sue&Greg Sparkes Cancelled
August 18 No Meeting  
September 15 Jane and Ian Kingham  
October 20 Paul Schleicher Tex-Mex
November 17 Paul Schleicher Winter Cocktails
December 15 No meeting  

 
   

Ideas List                                                                         Back

Learning experiences:

How to choose fruit & veg – Each member advises & justifies criteria for one or two diff. fruit or veg.  Lunch out afterwards.

How to make edible gnocci

How to make gravy [a] when cooking a joint  [b] when not

How to make perfect jam or jelly

An easy and idiot proof way of making your own edible bread.

Regional or national dishes

Shared events:

Picnic [Nice spot.  Bring your own. Games or visit]

BBQ or buffet [This could be prepared privately by a member or be public and shared – e.g. by the side of lake Darnius]

Soups – Three or four members each bring a soup for everyone to try.  Plenty of bread and wine

Three one dish favourites – One member each for starter, main and pud.  [or just two courses]

Starters – Everyone brings one and we share.   Six different kinds of bread purchased or bought to accompany meal

Puds – Everyone brings one and we share.   Sweet, medium and dry white wines to accompany the food.

Thinking of others:

A meal for four for €5.00 or eight for €10.00  or 12 for €15.00

African meal – little or nothing.   Lose weight for others - profit to agreed charity.

Gourmet

Beef or pork Wellington.

Roast or casseroled pheasant

Turbot and trimmings

Other members ideas of perfection.

Bits & Pieces

Cheese and wine [Fantastic range of cheeses available to-day.   I’d be very happy to choose them if no-one else would and I’d be keen to have a hand in the choice of a wines too.   We could aim cheap, medium or dear, Spanish, French or other]

Fondu [Meat or cheese]

 

                                                                                                    TOP

 

Terracotta Pot Smoker

Year Plan 2015

Ideas List

 

We are a group of enthusiastic men and women. Our group actively encourages participation from all its members. This can take many forms from demonstrations, planning an outing, skill sharing with members getting their hands dirty or organising a ‘bring a plate’ on a specific theme.

 

We meet on the third Thursday of each month in a different members’ house.

Our meetings always end with a sampling of the dishes created in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

The expenses are shared between the members present. If you have to cancel after the shopping has been done then you will be asked to make a contribution to that cost.

 

Topics covered in 2014 included Burmese, typical American food, goodies from Crete and West Indian dishes with Rum Punch!!

If you are un
able to fulfil your commitment for any reason please try to swap with someone else later in the year.

 

Terracotta Smoker Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ka2kpzTAL8 

 

Parts needed

http://www.naffziger.net/blog/2008/07/05/the-alton-brown-flower-pot-smoker/

                                             

 

TYear Plan 2015                                                                    Back


Cookery Plan 2017
Date Host Topic
January 19th    
February 16th Diane and Peter Stedman Not your High-street curry
March 16th Sue and Roger Creed Cooking with cider
April 20th Gill and Anton Holt Icelandic 
May 18th Paul Schleicher Summer Cocktails and more
June 15th    
July 20th Greg and Sue Sparkes Picnic Day
August NO MEETING  
September 21st Alan Packman Cockney pie and mash
October 19th Glenys Lewis  
November 16th Sandra and Peter Wright Curry
December NO MEETING  

 
Cookery Plan 2016
Date Host Topic
January No meeting  
February 18 Glenys Lewis To be announced
March 17 Catalina  Barratt To be announced
April 21 Sue&Roger Creed To be announced
May 19 Lesley Sparks Slow slow quick quick slow
June 16 CANCELLED  
July 21 Sue&Greg Sparkes Cancelled
August 18 No Meeting  
September 15 Jane and Ian Kingham  
October 20 Paul Schleicher Tex-Mex
November 17 Paul Schleicher Winter Cocktails
December 15 No meeting  

 
   

Ideas List                                                                         Back

Learning experiences:

How to choose fruit & veg – Each member advises & justifies criteria for one or two diff. fruit or veg.  Lunch out afterwards.

How to make edible gnocci

How to make gravy [a] when cooking a joint  [b] when not

How to make perfect jam or jelly

An easy and idiot proof way of making your own edible bread.

Regional or national dishes

Shared events:

Picnic [Nice spot.  Bring your own. Games or visit]

BBQ or buffet [This could be prepared privately by a member or be public and shared – e.g. by the side of lake Darnius]

Soups – Three or four members each bring a soup for everyone to try.  Plenty of bread and wine

Three one dish favourites – One member each for starter, main and pud.  [or just two courses]

Starters – Everyone brings one and we share.   Six different kinds of bread purchased or bought to accompany meal

Puds – Everyone brings one and we share.   Sweet, medium and dry white wines to accompany the food.

Thinking of others:

A meal for four for €5.00 or eight for €10.00  or 12 for €15.00

African meal – little or nothing.   Lose weight for others - profit to agreed charity.

Gourmet

Beef or pork Wellington.

Roast or casseroled pheasant

Turbot and trimmings

Other members ideas of perfection.

Bits & Pieces

Cheese and wine [Fantastic range of cheeses available to-day.   I’d be very happy to choose them if no-one else would and I’d be keen to have a hand in the choice of a wines too.   We could aim cheap, medium or dear, Spanish, French or other]

Fondu [Meat or cheese]