Country Wine Workshop. 13 April,
The Barn at Bollingbrook Hill, Co. Tipp
I'll be giving the first wine workshop of the year here in our barn in lovely Tipperary. At this workshop we will learn how to make a fruit wine using frozen fruits, flower wine, mead and sparkly beer style wines. We will cover everything from recipes, essential equipment, hydrometer use, techniques, skills and sterilisation. I do not use sulphites in the making of my wines; at this workshop I will share how to make good, drinkable country wines without sulphites. Check out my feedback page to see what workshop participants had to say about it!
Foraging walk and wild tea making
Saturday 15 June, The Barn at Bollingbrook
We will spend some time foraging for plants around the garden here at our spot in north Tipp. We will then turn these into teas and cordials. We will have a herbal tea party while learning how to make cordial, learning about medicinal herbs and how to ferment and dry herbs for later use. See my feedback section for what participants have said about this workshop.
This workshop starts at 10am and finishes at 2pm. A light lunch will be provided.
Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 July, Sonairte
Introduction to Fermentation
13 July, Sonairte
An introduction to fermented foods and drinks. At this short workshop, we will make some lactofemented veggies, yeast and bacteria fermented vinegar, lactofermented tea and a sparkling beer style wine. Lots of techniques and a great starting point for learning about fermentation
Crafting with nature's bounty
Join me for a day of crafting! Garland making, eco-printing and dyeing, plaster outprints, that type of thing. You will leave the workshop with skills that you can share with your family. These are all simple crafts that do not require a lot of skill or dexterity.
Two day, two night wild crafting, wild cooking, wild feasting retreat
Camping, foraging, crafting, cooking and feasting retreat. Learn a few skills to help you on your journey to reconnect with yourself, nature and others. This will be an immersive retreat where we will spend time foraging for food and craft materials, making fire without matches, cooking collaboratively, feasting decadently and making beautiful objects. You will leave tired, reinvigorated and empowered
Foraging and feasting event
Foraging for ingredients that we will cook with and feast on. 4 - 5 hour foraging and feasting experience. Learn about the wild foods and interesting flavours that are all around us and learn how to use these to add nutrition and interest to your cooking practise.
Two days, one night foraging, feasting, cocktails and mocktails event
Foraging for cordial and syrup ingredients, gin making, campfire feasting and drinking, cordial, cocktail and mocktail making. Forging new friendships, learning about the interesting flavours that can be found in the wild. And learn about cocktail construction. The balancing of flavour, acidity alcohol and sweetness.