In a special post today, we take our inspiration from back across the water to my homeland, that little Emerald Isle being the last outpost of Europe before the Atlantic stretches the odd few-thousand miles to run aground again at Newark – Ireland.
A couple of cookery schools over the way are promoting a special cookery course day at the end of July with the aim of raising much-needed funds for Lily-Mae Morrison. The four year old has been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and proceeds raised by the three hour session in Galway on the 28th July (10a.m. – 1p.m.) will be forwarded to the Sunni Mae trust, set up by parents, dancers Judith Sibley and Leighton Morrison, to help treat Lily-Mae’s stage 4 Neuroblastoma. The trust was launched officially only last Friday (6th July) following a performance of Alice Underground by Youth Ballet West at the Galway Town Hall and it is hoped that further awareness can encourage more support to help their very poorly little girl get better.
The vegetarian cookery class is being run by Liz Nolan via her website WholeFoodMatters and will take on the form of an initial demonstration by Liz herself before up to twelve willing victims students prepare cook, serve and finally tuck-in themselves to the results of the knowledge Liz has endeavoured to impart.
As with most classes that emanate from the WholeFoodMatters website, the whole menu (six courses) is suitable for vegetarian consumption, the emphasis being on health, well being and excellent diet as much as the meat-free angle.
Beginning with an elevenses dish of banana and pecan muffins, the follow-up course will be the trending food of the last couple of years, Hummus, cooked with a lemon-bite and pita croutons. Then there will be the more traditional starter of a summer soup, a nut roast featuring almonds, celery and apple, a side of ‘slaw and, to finish, a crumble made from summer berries.
As well as a maximum of twelve cookery students, there is the caveat of a minimum of eight to get the class off the ground. Price is €50, of which a 50% deposit needs to be put down. To confirm your interest and make your payment, you can e-mail Liz at her gmail e-addy, which is [email protected] or call/text her on 0868-099-604. Even if this is not for you, but you know someone who would love this opportunity, both to support the cause or partake in the lesson, €50 cookery class gift vouchers can be purchased from Liz via the same route.
From all of us here at cookerycourses.co.uk, we take our hats off to Liz for organising the event and wish Leighton, Judith and of course Lily-Mae all the very best; if you cannot make the cookery course but would still like to donate, you can do so here: iDonate/Sunni Mae Trust.