Cookery Doodle Doo will be launching cooking classes for pre-schoolers in August at The Pelican on Portland cafe in Hove, Sussex.
Children from age 2 ½ will be able to join their parents at a series of low-cost taster session throughout the summer holidays and the brand new café venue in Hove. For just £3.50 little ones can book into a class and learn to cook Salmon Fishcakes, Blueberry Muffins, Flowerpot Cheesecakes or savoury Mexican Corn Muffins.
Cooking teacher Jess says:
Were always getting asked when were going to start a weekday cooking class for pre-schoolers. As a mum of a toddler myself, I know how important it is to get out of the house and do some creative structured activities! These half-price taster sessions are a good way to see what we get up to in a Cookery Doodle Doo class and come away with a delicious treat for a summer picnic
Limited taster sessions are running on the 14th and 19th August with courses starting in September. To find out more visit www.cookerydoodledoo.com or phone Jess on 07970997224. ENDS
Contact: Katie Elfer
Blackberries are a great ingredient to add to sweeten and excite things up, along with packing in one of your 5 a day. They are best picked towards the end of Summer until the beginning of Autumn when they are most ripe and juicy. Finding blackberries is easy, when you know what to look for. You will usually find them growing around and on bramble bushes, field hedgerows, along the borders and of course if you get seriously stuck – in Pick Your Own farms!
Here Are Some Handy Tips For Choosing That Perfect Blackberries.
The best berries are the ones that are off the common trail footpaths and on rougher ground, these are for the more serious pickers.
Be extra cautious when approaching blackberry bushes, as they are covered in thorns and you’re more than likely going to get scratched. Wearing thick gloves and long sleeves can help prevent children’s tears.
The darker the berry the better it is, as it will be riper tasting just right. Try not to pick blackberries when they are red as they maybe un-ripe and taste rather bitter. If the berry easily pops off as you pull it then it is nice and ripe.
Once picked eat them within a day or two or keep them within a cool dry place. Blackberries freeze well, so do not be afraid to freeze them if you want to save them for a rainy day. Spread a single layer of the unwashed berries on to a foil covered tray, just so they don’t stick together, and place into the freezer until solid.