Friday 15 April 2016

Fun with Jamie

It's been a busy week, or fortnight should I say!  What with #1son moving away and a commission plus work and's been hectic!
One of the exciting things I've been doing is taking some 'back to basics' cooking classes with Jamie Oliver's  Ministry of Food pop up kitchen.

We've been fortunate enough to have them set up in Townsville and I 'somehow' came across the ad for it in January this year and thought it would be fun.  Soooo, each week for five weeks, I take the one hour drive to learn a little and enjoy some wonderful food with like-minded people.  And boy, is it fun!
It's amazing how much goes on in one little mobile van....and with 16 of us, it can certainly be a squeeze.....but it's still enjoyable!
Last week we learnt all about eggs....scrambled, boiled, poached, fried, and we watched and learnt so many interesting techniques.  We made ourselves a caramelised onion, spinach and fetta frittata......took some home for was f-a-b-u-l-o-u-s!  I served mine with a rainbow salad drizzled with balsamic glaze......delish!

This week was...........
so a little Proscuitto Carbonara with one of Jamie's Evolution Tomato Salads, and just to finish off, some Healthy Berry Ice-cream!
Next week, Mexican!.....some Chili Con Carne and guacamole!  I can't believe we're up to week 3 already with only 2 left after that!  I wish it would last forever!   If you get the chance, look up Jamie's Ministry of Food Australia and see if they're visiting your town soon....well worth the experience!

I'll be back to show you what crafty stuff I've been up to tomorrow.  In the meantime, have you signed up for our FNSI this week?  Sign ups are HERE.  Don't forget to join us!

xox Sugary hugs :o)


Jeanette said...

That looks like so much fun Wendy. We have a permanent ministry of food kitchen here in Ipswich & when I pass it I think I should sign up for classes but forget when I get home. 😊. Hugs, xx

Cheryll said...

Looks YuMMoOOO. xox

Rike Busch said...

Oh, I love Jamie Oliver's book and ideas! They are so gorgeous and delicious!!! I wish you so much fun the next weeks.
LG, Rike

Lin said...

Sounds fabulous Wendy - I love his books. xx

Anonymous said...

Looks like fun. Wish I like to cook.
Kathleen Mary

Susan said...

That would be a lot of fun -and will add a lot of fun to your meals...healthy ice cream?? need some of that.

Rosie said...

Yummo food and lots of fun as well.

Kaisievic said...

Wow! That looks like so much fun, what a great thing to do.