Our cooking hub have had another busy few months. Despite ongoing restrictions we’ve continued to provide support for people in a variety of ways (of course whilst following the ever changing rules,
guidelines and lockdowns!)
October was half term and we made sure we had lots of fun classes for kids to attend. We went with a seasonal and slightly spooky theme: everything from Petrifying Pizza and Fearsome Fish Fingers to lovely autumnal dishes such as Bangers and Bean Casserole and a couple of warming soups.
We had a full week of 10 classes, with around 30 different kids attending – but as with most of our holiday sessions that represents 30 families who enjoyed healthy, tasty and nutritious meals.
November started with some seasonal favourites when we provided recipe bags for the families at Bradford Toy Library (run by Bradford Inclusive Disability Service). Each family got a bag with ingredients to make some Gingerbread Biscuits and Yorkshire Parkin, and BIDS provided icing and decorations. We received lots of wonderful pictures and it looks like families had a great time getting creative with their designs!
In November we also took part in Self-Care Week, providing yet more recipe bags, this time containing all the ingredients and a recipe for families to cook a healthy Chicken Curry. We worked with some wonderful volunteers form Bradford Bronte Rotary Club to prepare and deliver the recipe parcels to families across Bradford.
Whilst the past few months have been challenging and put a stop to many of our planned activities and group sessions, we still carry on providing support in other ways. We’ve held a number of online sessions providing health talks for students, and we’ve recently welcomed a new work experience student.
We’ve also been busy planning our Christmas cooking classes which will take place in the week leading up to Christmas: we hope you can join us for these sessions, we can’t wait to welcome you all back!