As a cacophony of cicada song fills the air, it's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas at Glenmore! I hope you will share in the atmosphere of anticipation for the festive season, by joining in one of the exciting events I have planned for the end of the year.
First of all, we are delighted to be hosting the very first of the Australian KINFOLK DINNER series, on TUESDAY 19 NOVEMBER. I'm particularly thrilled, as Kinfolk's own ethos sits so well with all we do here at Glenmore - sharing knowledge and good food with friends, in a simple, yet inspiring way. For details, as well as to make a booking for the dinner, you can click here (which will also land you on the Kinfolk website: select 'events'), and to view a charming little video recently made by those putting the dinner together, click here! (Just be patient - it seems to take a few moments to load...).
Next is our last KITCHEN GARDENING DAY of the year, on FRIDAY 29 NOVEMBER. SUMMER KITCHEN GARDENING will be the last chance to glean all the information you need to successfully grow your own Kitchen Garden through the hot summer months: all the tips, from organic tonics for sustained healthy growth, to collecting seed for the season ahead (yes, we already have autumn on our minds!). We'll eat from the garden, as always. The November lunch includes two of Linda's firm Glenmore favourites, and this time, the day marks 5 years of her teaching our Kitchen Gardening days. For all details and to make a booking, please click here.
Which brings me to: COOKING THE GLENMORE CHRISTMAS LUNCH on FRIDAY 6 DECEMBER. This is the last seasonal cooking day of the year, and the one where I run you through the delightful summer lunch we enjoy ourselves at Glenmore House each year. Not so much a cooking class....you all know by now that these days are about shared fun, as we harvest, cook and wash-up together! On the menu, and included in your recipes, will be my favourite chilled orange and carrot soup, poached salmon (whole, poached in court bouillon in a fish kettle) and summer pudding. Of course, we will all sit together in a pretty setting, to eat and enjoy the fruits of our morning's toil. I will look forward to seeing who plans to join me this time around! For full details and to make a booking, please click here.
And last but not least, SIBELLA COURT at THE SOCIETY INC. has invited me to join her Christmas flea market once again, on SATURDAY 7 DECEMBER. Which is why I'll be spending this (hopefully wet!) weekend, turning that basket of oranges you see above, into Seville Orange marmalade. In fact, I have two baskets, thanks to my friends Peter & Janie in Robertson, as my own tree curled up its toes earlier this year. I plan to make the Christmas cake this weekend too - let it rain, let it rain, let it rain....!!!
Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions at all and I'll look forward to seeing you here.
ps, if you would like to visit the Barn to make any Christmas purchases, just let me know. I'll be happy to open 'the best kept secret in the country', as long as you let me know in advance. Bugs off Betties are on order, as are other goodies! And if you would like to see my latest blog posts, just click here!