Over the last few weeks COP26 and Net Zero have been the buzz words. We’ve heard how our world needs rebalancing to protect the environment. At COP26, world leaders and interest groups debated challenging issues affecting our planet and in particular decarbonisation. In short, COP26 either had us in awe of this amazing world or … Continue reading COP26, Net Zero and Cooking Food
When coming along to a cooking school, there are a number of things you can do to prepare yourself for the class. Here, we’ll highlight 5 main things. Firstly, Be clear on the type of class you want. There are many different choices and that can seem overwhelming. For example, think about whether you want a … Continue reading How should you prepare yourself for a cooking class?
Making pasta is so therapeutic Making homemade pasta is soo therapeutic, isn’t it? The idea of creating something like pasta from scratch is very exciting. In fact, did you know that at the height of lockdown, pasta was one of the most sought-after foods across UK? In the UK significantly, bread making and pasta making were very popular activities. … Continue reading The Joy of Homemade Pasta
Oil is an important Pantry item but do you know the best oil for cooking? This is a an important question to consider when cooking.Admittedly the question is unsurprising since most of the calories from a food plate come from the oil or fat used in cooking.In this blog, we will consider different types of … Continue reading Do you know your oils?
A cooking school is a place to learn cooking prep and cooking skills under expert guidance. It is somewhat different from a culinary school although many people get confused about the differences, similarities and distinctions. So we’ll try to clarify things here. Who attends cooking school? Essentially, attending a cooking school is ideal for people who want to … Continue reading What is a cooking school?
Although it might seem like this summer's weather is particularly bad, it's actually been pretty good for the garden; lots of rain and warmth. One of the biggest problems you might have at the moment is having too many courgettes and not knowing what to do with them! If you haven't got homegrown, look out … Continue reading Eating Seasonally: A Glut of Courgettes?
Cooking is a fabulous activity rivalled only by eating - everyone is busy doing one of them on any given day. Helping people from all backgrounds learn to cook and eat well is a responsibility to be taken seriously. At Greenwich Pantry, we believe food is both fuel and medicine and we don’t take any … Continue reading How to make Cooking a fabulous activity.
What do you learn in cooking classes? Are cooking lessons important? To answer the question are cooking lessons important, we have to consider a number of things. Cooking is an activity we learn at different stages of life; differently. A young persons version of bolognese with pasta will be very different to an adult’s version. … Continue reading What do you learn in cooking classes?
The sun is finally shining, the hungry gap is over, it's time to start enjoying all that beautiful summer veg and start eating seasonally. There’s lots going on in the garden in June and July and we can get stuck into growing our own. You can reap the rewards of all your hard work by … Continue reading Eating Seasonally: The Hungry Gap is officially over!
More and more people are asking the crucial question: what is real bread? Real bread is simply bread without nasties. At its basic level real bread is made with four ingredients : flour, yeast, salt and water. Read on, there’s one important tip you won’t want to miss! With flour yeast and water ready and … Continue reading What is Real Bread?
At Greenwich Pantry we love to cook with seasonal, local produce whenever possible. And you might think, 'Great! Spring is here so lots of lovely fresh produce to pick and cook with'. But April is, maybe surprisingly, in the middle of what’s called the Hungry Gap. But what does that mean? Although Spring has arrived … Continue reading Eating Seasonally and Growing Your Own
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Cooking is something that we can all do and enjoy although it might not always seem like that! Here at Greenwich Pantry we believe that everyone can learn to make delicious and healthy food everyday. Being able to cook your favourite dishes from scratch can give you enormous satisfaction and means that you are in … Continue reading Are you ready to cook?
There are many reasons why greek yoghurt is a good idea for breakfast and not least because of its delicious taste! Greek yoghurt has been made for centuries in Greece following a slightly different recipe to normal yoghurt. It's still made using cow's milk but it involves straining to remove the whey and the process … Continue reading Greek yoghurt kick-starts your day
Meet a real chef and a nutritionist, get to know tips about cooking, practice in a real home economics setting and, more importantly, enjoy a full session of hands on cooking! Cooking is a gift This time of the year is all about "What gift should I get?" A voucher for a cooking experience is a thoughtful and … Continue reading Why not make cooking your thing?
A 2015 study found that washing up the dishes was the perfect time to practice mindfulness. Some people find cooking to be the ultimate unwinding activity and, in a certain way, it really is. Cooking asks your mind to really focus on something else, something non work-related. You can create something at your own pace … Continue reading Recharging by cooking
Cooking. A meeting of flavours, ingredients and tastesbetter with the right timing, in the right place👨🍳👩🍳 Don't forget October is pasta making month with Greenwich Pantry Book your class here
There are many different ways to approach cooking, one of these is to approach it as you would poetry. Basically, that means giving importance to the way the food is put on the plate and composed, "for show". I was once told "If you find the right balance between the colours, as you do when … Continue reading Food poetry, what is it all about?
Directly from Brazil, it refers to anything fruity put into a bowl and served with cereals or whatever your taste buds may suggests. The word Acai is actually related to a specific frui. The fruit of the Açaí palm is rich in anthocyanins (which give the fruit its reddish colour), protein, essential fats, fibre, vitamins … Continue reading Acai Bowls, the world’s healthiest breakfast
We’ll kick off with an initial consultation where your current diet and lifestyle is reviewed. This customised service and review will help you achieve your nutrition goals but it is not a medical consultation and completely optional. The outcome of the consultation will be a menu plan to suit your lifestyle and dietary needs. Can’t … Continue reading How to Get yourself a Healthy Pantry for a healthy lifestyle.
Calling all bakers out there interested in entering "the Great British bake off: An Extra Slice". Even if you are not interested in entering, spread the word and see if any of your talented friends could be interested in going to the show? More details below: Hope you'll have fun!
Come and enjoy a chilled out day with Greenwich Pantry at RARE Farmer’s Market. Bring family and friends to visit our stall at RARE Farmers Market where you’ll find lots of food gems and healthy store cupboard essentials.We’ll be on hand to answer your nutrition questions and give more information on joining our cookery classes. When: … Continue reading Greenwich Pantry at RARE Farmer’s Market
"I found that when I step into the kitchen and cream some butter and sugar, my thoughts slow down and creativity flows. Here, I invent many of my favorite recipes and I spend some time with my friends and family". This philosophy behind cooking as a relaxing method, is a true lifestyle. Everyone needs to … Continue reading Yoga of Cooking
Learning to cook and eat healthy food couldn’t be easier with Greenwich Pantry. To learn how to make healthy nourishing food, book a Cook Eat Healthy session with GP today. Consultations can be carried out online via Skype at a mutually convenient time over the phone. We will show you how to incorporate wholesome ingredients into your … Continue reading COOKING AND EATING HEALTHY FOOD
For heading "how to eat veggies and be happy with them" today I want to tell you the old story of the red sauce. If you are aiming for a not-so-boring-veg-meal let me give you a piece of advice that will surely help. Slow cook green beans soaked in a sauce made with fresh tomatoes … Continue reading Eating green beans, having proteins means.
Some people says that participating in a class is fun, others think of it as a way to learn. We make it both! Sometimes it is certainly a way to strenghten bonds between whoever you are attending the class with or even a way to have your personal moment, during a very full week when … Continue reading What is it like to participate in a cooking class?
Hi all, Today I was just thinking about how many people are writing and posting about food nowadays. We are too! For this reason, I want to jot down a list of the instagrammers, bloggers and book authors who are definitely the ones that need to be in your follow/read list. If you have any … Continue reading Who said be on the ball foodie?
I know, everyone is thinking about the perfect gift at this time of the year. When you're thinking about people that love cooking the first thing you think of as a gift is probably some new equipment to use in the kitchen, going from simple utensils to more complex tools. Those things are all great … Continue reading A gift for foodies
Once you know how to mix and match the right amount of spices in your dishes, your cooking will be even more of a success. I love to mix... Garlic and Chilli, especially in Pasta Sauce Curry and Coconut flakes, for chicken seasoning Lemon and Soy Sauce, for Salad Dressing Garlic and Oregano or Basil … Continue reading In the kitchen it is always the season for seasoning.
For everyone that thinks: "Cooking is a meeting". We strongly agree. Cooking is a proper meeting; between flavours, ingredients and tastes. It can go right, it can go wrong. Of course, if it starts in the right place and with the right timing, there is more chance that it will be a great success! How … Continue reading Cooking, what does it mean?
Get to know edible flowers. Why not grow some flowers in your garden or on your balcony? They could be a yummy addition to new recipes. I found this article listing some flowers and properties. Some of the best are listed below: Basil (Ocimum basilicum) Although basil is usually grown for its leaves, its white, pale … Continue reading How to cook with flowers.
Once art was commonly fruit and vegetable still- lifes. Today it is knowing how to make delicious, healthy and wonderful dishes. Cooking Classes are opening again in September, book your place