Organic food demonstration

Amazing things happen for those who stay open to new experiences.  I went to the Gray Mockingbird Garden for the dedication of the Tile Mural (more about that with photos tomorrow) and found myself in a cooking demonstration “Fit for a queen”.  Learned something very quickly as I asked what exactly is a  Country House Cook, after her introduction.  making soda breadmaking soda bread

Chef Penny Lewis ‘s culinary skills are requested for special events in stately homes for special events.  There she takes charge of the kitchen normally the domain of the housekeeper.  Those of you who keep up with Downtown Abby will certainly understand.chicken wrapped in foilchicken wrapped in foil

Chef Penny works a year in advance to fit request into her schedule as she also has a cooking school in Wales.  It was wonderful to sit through and observe her preperations and have a taste of it at the end of 45 min.   Not a dull moment as she explained the difference in ingredience the transliteration necessary from grams to ounces.parmesan being grated for salad basketparmesan being grated for salad basket

voila cheese basket filled with salad and pine nuts

Our packet of gelatin compared the English leaves of gelatin.  Buttermilk not as thick as available over there, had to be substitute  with yogurt.  She used it for the Walnut Soda Bread, prepared  to accompany the meal of Stuffed Chicken Thighs and finish off with pudding, meaning dessert which was Meringue Roulade all the while enteraining us with stories.  Those 45 min went so fast and it was all absolutely delicious. Who ever heard of  boiling chicken thighs in foil, you had to see it to believe it. DSCN5814 Chef Penny Lewis is the house guest of Jan Seal who writes a food blog “”  It just happens Chef Penny will be doing two more cooking classes at Jan’s home on Tues. and Thurs. evening and there are just a few seats available.the desert with paw paw the desert with Paw Paw, just beautiful

A delightful experience with a very delightful Chef.  Contact  Those in attendance also received a illustrated recipe booklet which photos of the food, the manor houses, and her school.  The Welsh flagThe Welsh flag

About Lake Worth Florida by the moment the source of inspiration

A former Unite Press International photographer. Spent 9 years with Cruise Ship Photos of London. Moved to Lake Worth from Coconut Grove, with artist husband Fred Hunt. Never leaves the house without a camera. Writes another blog "One Ear Society" dealing with the ins and outs of the art world. Closed her Art Gallery in Coconut Grove after 17 years to relocate in Lake Worth.
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