Last weekend 18 students joined me for the inaugural class of Summer Gourmet Vegetarian, offered once this year for the WEA.
Here’s some of the typical feedback:
* Great afternoon
* Excellent tutor
* Loved the escape from my day to day stuff
* Very enjoyable!
* I thought vegetarian food would be boring but this food is great!

* “I love this facilitator and learn so much!”
* “Good range of recipes and extra cooking hints”
* “Loved this course”
* “Great class and very tasty!”
* “Excellent course”
* “Great food and casual, friendly, knowledgeable tutor. Thanks Natalie”
* “Loved it!”
* You’ve gotta try Natalie’s food: it’s unbelievable! looking forward to the next course”

* “Fabulous teacher and amazingly delicious food - simply easy to follow. Thank you”

* “Great experience and some great new ideas to take home”

* “Wonderful, creative, delicious food. Thank you”

* “Fantastic, learnt lots. Great to be able to try so many recipes. Very informative! Lovely teacher!”

* “All cooked well - a reflection on the teacher!”

* and from a chef I worked with recently, who wanted to expand his repertoire, “Some great ideas! I am inspired!”

* “Natalie has a beautiful spirit and the way she prepares the ‘environment for work’ is amazing, it is done with a calm, respectful attitude. I sincerely appreciate the notion of there are ’causes and conditions’ which have led us to be here today”.

* “A wonderful course - I’ll be back for more”.

* “Today was essential to my own self-care. Much appreciated”.

More Testimonials

Recipe

Basil Pesto
If you’ve never made your own pesto you won’t believe how easy it is and how good it tastes!

Ingredients

  • 1 bch Basil leaves
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup Almonds
  • 1-2 cloves garlic
  • Cold pressed, extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • Seasalt and freshly ground black pepper

Method

  1. Pound basil leaves, some of the parmesan, some of the almonds, garlic and a little olive oil in mortar & pestle or whizz in food processor.
  2. Taste. Add salt, pepper, more cheese, nuts and oil till you have the flavour and consistency you like.
  3. Spoon into a lidded glass jar. Press until no gaps. Cover with thin layer of olive oil. Refrigerate with lid on. Will last two weeks in the fridge.