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Cooking and Other Culinary Skills

MAKE YOUR OWN Traditional Homemade Salamis

Are you interested in making traditional homemade salamis and other cured meats? Then you will love this workshop!  Come join with James, an experienced butcher in this three hour course who will teach you how to make pancetta and a mild salami that will suit the whole family. Use them to add a special “zing” in sandwiches, on pizzas or in antipasto.You will also enjoy a “toastie” to taste the creations at the end of the session.


DATE: March 24th

DAYS: Saturday

TIMES: 1 ~ 4 pm (Saturday)

FEES: $130 (pensioner concession $120)




In this very popular workshop the focus will be on a short brief of ferment theory, practical veggie ferment activity, a demonstration of yoghurt making and other sugar ferments. You will learn about the process that converts sugars and other carbohydrates into preservative organic acids. Take part in a hands on processing of seasonal produce on the day A selection of produce and equipment is supplied plus handouts and text references. Please bring any produce you may have to share. Please bring a 600 ml screw top jar to get started. Minimum of 4 and maximum of 6 students. Snacks are also provided.mid session.




In this workshop Garry will show you how to make three popular spice mixes from scratch, roasting whole spices then grinding and packaging. Each participant takes a pot of each spice mix home at the end of the session. Includes spicy snacks during the mid-workshop break. All spice provided.
Topics include: Introductions to whole spices, making spice mixes from whole spices, roasting and grinding, packaging and labelling. Handouts and suppler details also provided.



Never run out of bread again after you’ve completed this hands-on workshop.
You’ll learn how to make two quick, easy, and delicious bread recipes -  a versatile soda bread and a nutty fruit loaf. Both recipes are yeast-free. One needs no kneading at all and the other about a minute only. Both loaves keep well and toast beautifully. They also freeze well so you can build up a good supply of bread to keep on hand for those unexpected visitors.
All you need to bring are two of your own loaf tins, a large mixing bowl and an apron please. All the other ingredients are included in the cost of the course.
This workshop will be held in the kitchen at Haddon Community Learning Centre so the number of participants is strictly limited to 5. However, a second workshop can be arranged for June/July if there is enough interest.

Herbal tea making – Tisane

With so many people seeking ways to boost their health and wellbeing, making your own tisane sounds like a good idea. Learn with a qualified Western Herbal Medicine Practitioner some of the benefits of drinking herbal teas.  Make your own tisane, and enjoy a cuppa and bite to eat. 

By the end of this two hour workshop you will have learnt more about medicinal properties and folk stories of herbs, as well as made your own signature blend to take home.

Please bring a clean empty jar along to the workshop.



View the latest Woady Yaloak Herald and Haddon Community Learning Centre Course Guide here