What you'll do
In the workshop you will learn how to make 2 different preserves; one chutney and one jam. Guided by myself through instruction and demonstration you will prepare and process seasonal fruit and vegetables into delicious preserves that you will take home with you at the end of the day. The day will begin with a tasting session of different types of jams and chutneys. This will be followed by a brief overview of how preserving works, the equipment needed and basic jam/chutney making methods. You will then cook at your own work station, by induction hob or gas hob, in a friendly, informal atmosphere. Throughout the day everything you need to prepare and make your preserves will be supplied, including a restorative cup of tea or coffee. You will make a chutney in the morning followed by a jam after lunch. Having labelled your preserves, you take home all the jars and chutneys you make. Lunch offers another opportunity to sample home made food using seasonal produce. Each workshop is based around ingredients that are seasonally available or preserved through freezing or hydration.
light lunch and drinks All dietary requirements can be accommodated with prior arrangement.
Tea, coffee and juice. Available throughout day and with lunch.
Everything provided. Handling heavy pans with boiling liquid throughout day.
A teacher for over 30 years, my passion now is to teach the art of preserve making by passing on skills taught to me by my mother and grandmother before her. I love nothing more than to spend time on my allotment growing produce to transform into delicious preserves to share with my family and friends. If I am not digging and planting you will find me in the kitchen jamming and canning. I teach people how to make jams, pickles and chutneys, fruit vinegars, liqueurs and cordials. I also keep chickens and bees and generally live the good life in a suburban setting.
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Where you'll be
The Yorkshire Preservatory is based in a bespoke workshop in an Edwardian house with separate access from the outside. Shallow steps lead down to the workshop across a gravelled garden. The house is in a quiet cul-de -sac close to woods. With chickens in the back garden ,The Yorkshire Preservatory is proof that you can live the good life in a suburban setting.
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 2 guests ages 16 and up can attend.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
Guests need to be able to climb stairs to use the bathroom facilities. All produce and equipment is provided. All preserves made are taken home by guests. Please supply a bag to take preserves home.
Learn to make your own jam and chutney