The TTW's sustainable food group held their annual Christmas cooking and craft event on Saturday at the Methodist church, which was enjoyed by all the visitors.
We made beautiful Christmas decorations using wool and ribbons, and enjoyed making (and eating!) mince pies and chocolate truffles The wreath making went especially well this year, due to Brian providing pre mossed rings, with lots of pre cut foliage donated from friends, it was very enjoyable and satisfying to create a beautiful finished piece to take home and hang up!
The trial of cranberry sauce versus redcurrant sauce, went very well too, with most reports from the taste test being that people preferred the taste of the redcurrant sauce! That is good news, because redcurrants are locally grown, plus cheaper and a more sustainable alternative. When comparing the cost of using locally picked redcurrants for free (TTW has planted some bushes around town this year for foraging from next summer, or you could always plant one in your back garden!) against shop bought cranberries imported from the USA, the redcurrant sauce cost only 10p per jar, against the cranberry sauce costing 70p per jar! The cranberry sauce is definitely worth making this year though, as making your own is still tastier than shop-bought!
Our next event is our "seed swap Sunday" on February 12th, so make sure you gather up those seeds from your garden before the winter!