|Rudi shows us how it's done.|
Ruddy, who is one of the Youth team at Groundwork, came to the allotment today to help us to cook some authentic Jamaican food. He showed us how to prepare a feast of Jamaican rice and peas, callaloo with salt-fish, plantain and green bananas. We topped it off with some tomatoes, lettuce and cucumbers we'd grown ourselves.
|Getting stuck into the cooking|
In the end, we had nearly 20 folk for lunch, and they all pronounced it delicious. Ruddy has promised to help us again later in the year, when our sweet potatoes are more fully grown. We're also hoping to use our own callaloo once it's grown a bit, although some of the local Jamaican allotment holders aren't so sure about what we've managed to grow, or about growing it outside! It's a learning process, and this "summer" weather is not necessarily helping us...
|Some of our guests tucking in.|
|The weather was tropical enough for some to |
need to sit in the shade!
A big thank you to Ruddy and everyone who came for the session. Hopefully we'll soon have the clay oven finished, and that will allow us to have even more delicious cook and eat sessions.