Fylde Coast Musings vs Cyprus Life – in pictures

Originally from a small mill town in Heywood, Lancashire (United Kingdom) we moved overseas at the beginning of March 2004 and spent the next glorious 12 years in Limassol, Cyprus. Sadly, in 2016 we had to return permanently to UK due to family ill health. We now live on the Fylde coast where the river Wyre meets the Irish sea just across from Fleetwood. More places to discover and capture on camera!

Websites I Love – The Cookery School

Leave a comment

The White House on the Dam, Akrounta.

I’m really not into cooking. My other half Clement, does the cooking in our house so for those who know me personally will wonder why on earth I’m posting about this particular website….

The details were sent to out to all the office staff last week by one of our colleagues who needed some people to make up the numbers for a specially requested French cookery workshop that Tracy (the owner of The Cookery School) kindly agreed to add as an extra.

Tracy’s passion for food and cooking started when she was little and led her on to complete a Cordon Bleu Diploma Course after finishing high school.  It all went on from there and Tracy continued her cookery journey running her own restaurant, managed hotels, became a Contract Catering Manager and then a regional Quality Manager, opening a private catering business and eventually culminating in lecturing Cookery Skills and Restaurant Management at Manchester University. (She was just spitting distance from my own home town in UK).

Now based in Cyprus, The Cookery School offers some amazing training course and workshops with some aimed at teenagers from the age of 13 years and upwards with generally no more than 6 people per group.

The workshop sessions begin with a demonstration – followed by putting the theory into practice and producing food that can be eaten at The Cookery School along with a glass of wine or taken home to show off your expertise. The cost is around €40 per workshop and includes all ingredients, instruction and of course, great fun!

Some of the workshops planned for the future are:

Three Course Dinner Party Meal
Starters:      Wasabi Prawns, Asparagus  & Hollandaise tartlets
Main Event:  Salmon en Croûte; Moroccan Lamb on a fig salad
Desserts:     Hazelnut Pavlova; New York Cheesecake
A glass of bubbly to set the atmosphere!              
Easy Entertaining
Cooking with fire-interesting BBQ ideas
Vegetarian-which the whole family will enjoy
Buffets-so you can enjoy your party and chat to guests
Slow Cooker Cooking-choosing the right ingredients to throw in resulting in an amazing dish!
Red, white or rosé wines, the choice is yours!
Espaňa – por favor!
Learn to cook those famous dishes you’ve heard of and enjoyed in restaurants:
Traditional Dishes   Gazpacho   Paella  Tortilla   Tapas – to name a few..
Traditional Sweets  Higos en mantequilla y miel (Figs in butter and honey to most of us)
Enjoyed with a glass of Rioja red wine!

That’s just for starters! Visit the Workshop page of Tracy’s website to find out more.

Teen Cookery Courses will include:

The Cookery School

Practical:  This six week course is a hands-on approach aimed at creating an interest in cooking and having fun with food!
Knowledge:  It gives a basic grounding in cookery, knife skills, health and safety and nutrition
Aim:  At the end of six weeks a teen cook has the confidence to cook a meal for themselves and others in their own home.
Attention:  With small classes of no more than 6 – individual attention is guaranteed.
How?:  Sessions begin with a demonstration – followed by putting the theory into practice and producing food that can be eaten at the cookery school or taken home to show off your expertise.
Costs: €30.00 per session / €170.00 per course. The cost includes – ingredients for cooking, instruction, food to be eaten or taken home.

And if none of this gets your taste buds going – pop over to The Cookery School photo gallery for some Italian flavour.

Visit The Cookery School photo gallery.

The Cookery School also provides outside parties and catering – so don’t think you will be dragged in to do the cooking for your own event!

If you’re planning a holiday to Limassol, Cyprus in the future and fancy doing something a little different than just sun, sea and sand – why not contact The Cookery School and see if there’s a workshop you might like to try out? Go back home with a new skill or recipe to surprise your friends and family 🙂

Want to know more? Contact Tracy for more information.


Author: Fylde Coast Musings aka CyprusPictures

I'm "Shell" or Michele - formerly a UK Expat living in Cyprus since March 2004. Sadly, we had to return to UK in April 2016 due to family illness. We now live "over Wyre" where the "River meets the Sea" at Knott End on Sea, Fylde coast, Lancashire. If you like my photos, you can see more of them on Flickr (Thulborn-Chapman Photography): http://www.flickr.com/photos/cypruspictures/albums/ and don't forget to check me out on Twitter too - you can find me: @CyprusPictures aka Fylde Coast Musings Enjoy!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s