Friday, 28 May 2010

Pop Up Veg!

The Allotments Learning Project (London Action Trust) and local families have been cultivating an area of the community centre, growing vegetables such as potatoes, beans, onions, celery and even mooli radish. Every week the plants get bigger and we look forward to a tasting session!

Friday, 7 May 2010

Use Your Loaf at the Pop Up Cafe

Centre users, families and voters visited the third Pop Up Cafe on 6 May to try some different breads, baked, bought in and made on the spot! Lovingly crafted by hand and baked in a flowerpot or made with mathematical precision in a breadmaker the results were judged to be terrific. Here are some comments:
"What a wonderful selection with many different ideas to take away and try"
"Most enjoyable - lovely tasting bread of all kinds. Please could you do this more often, with recipes?"
"This is wonderful I think we all should learn how to be creative in baking tasty bread"
"The homemade bread without gluten ingredient is excellent. Tastes very healthy and tastes a lot more of the other ingredients - have taken my own portion home with me"

Use Your Loaf was devised and led by Downham Nutrition Partnership's Ruth Webber and the Limelight's Tiny Rumbletums session (families with under 5s) also did a breadmaking session, producing pizza, olive and herb breads.

We had many requests to run breadmaking demonstrations and workshops so watch this space! We hope that Le Pain Quotidien, who supplied the walnut (most popular) and sourdough breads, will agree to sponsor this or a future event at the centre.

The next PopUp Cafe will be on 22 June to coincide with Goldsmiths Community Association Annual General Meeting.