A place for making things...
"The Cow Barn is all about taking time out of your busy life and spending it doing something you love with people who feel the same way".
"Sharing cooking skills with others is such a great way to explore new ideas and, for me, feeding people is an expression of love".
Miranda @ The Cow Barn
"If it doesn't run, fly, swim or grow from the ground, it's not food".
"Bread is a fundamental food source, which has been made since the Egyptians started to grow wheat on the banks on the Nile. Being able to make it yourself is not only truly satisfying, but is far, far better for you than buying factory-made loaves in the shops".
Trevor@The Cow Barn
'What's inside it?' asked the Mole, wriggling with curiosity.
'There's cold chicken inside it,' replied the Rat briefly; 'coldtonguecoldhamcoldbeefpickledgherkinssaladfrenchrollscresssandwichespottedmeatgingerbeerlemonadesodwater..'
'O stop, stop,' cried the Mole in ecstasies: 'This is too much!'
Kenneth Grahame, Wind in the Willows
'Nowadays dairy is so often the preserve of big manufacturers, but for centuries it was the business of individual households. So why not mine? And why not yours?...
You just need milk, a few simple items of equipment, a little time and a bit of curiosity!'
Steven Lamb on Cheesemaking
"Perfect flapjacks, copious refreshments and what a lunch. The paring of foods and the flavours were sumptuous and a joy to eat. It was a real treat to consume such wonderful dishes - I cannot believe I ate quite so much!!
I loved Steven with his witty anecdotes, endless enthusiasm and energy imparting his infinite wisdom from years of experience. The atmosphere drew us together to share and learn through practical experiences. I am so inspired by the course and cannot wait to get 'hands on' and give that different homemade twist to traditional Christmas fare".
"Fab course last night. I shall try to replicate some of your gems! Thanks to you and your great team".
"I really enjoyed it and was intrigued by watching Miranda and Cheryl produce these miniature works of art. Such fun, really instructive – now for some practice at home!"