Tassievore events for March-April

posted 26 Feb 2013, 16:38 by SHSC Secretary   [ updated 26 Feb 2013, 16:45 ]
The Tassievore Eat Local Challenge is a 6 month adventure in eating locally, aimed at supporting our growers and local businesses. Coordinated by Sustainable Living Tasmania, we have organised a selection of: re-skilling workshops (to help you maximise your Tassievore experience); farm visits (to meet the people growing our food and see how they do it); and cooking demonstrations (to inspire you with Tassievore eating).   Below are a few of our upcoming events to give you a little taste of what's on offer:

Sunday, 10th March– Preserving & Baking Workshop with Sally Wise, Molesworth
A special edition Tassievore class @ the new SallyWise Cooking School in Molesworth. Sally will teach us to preserve fresh fruits, make jams, chutneys and cordials and bake delicious bread.  Learn the skills needed to extend Tassie summer delights all year long, enjoy morning tea in her beautiful farm house and get samples to take home too!  Cost: $120 per person (max 10 people, so get in quick). Carpooling from Hobart can be organised. tassievorewithsallywise.eventbrite.com
Saturday, 16th March – Tassievore Cook-off, Moonah
3 local chef/cooks + 90 minutes + one box of Tasmanian ingredients = lots of fun and an amazing lunch!  Jon, Ruth and Lissa each will turn a box of surprise ingredients into a 3 course Tassievore meal while you watch, ask questions and get inspired. This session will be held at the beautiful Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden at Moonah Primary School 11am–2pm. Cost: $30 (inc. lunch)$20 SLT members. tassievorecookoff.eventbrite.com

Monday, 25th March – Miellerie Tour and Honey Tasting, Woodbridge
Join us on a tour of Miellerie, lead by aparist Yves Ginat, who produces a variety of award winning honeys based on the native flowers of Tasmania. Yves will discuss the basics of beekeeping and his biodynamic techniques and then we’ll get to taste some of his fresh, unprocessed, cold extracted honey.  This tour is presented in collaboration with Slow Food Hobart. Tasmanian Leatherwood Honey has been recognised internationally as a Slow Food ArK of Taste product, which needs to be protected.  Cost: $15 ($10 SLT member) or $30 with transport return from Hobart ($25 SLT members). tassievoremiellerietour.eventbrite.com

Tuesday, 9th April – Making the Most of the Season with Jo Cook, Hobart
In this workshop, Tassievores can expect to be eating weeds and cooking from the garden. Jo Cook is a chef, educator and food curator – a wealth of knowledge, inspiration and a lover of really good tasting food. Practical tips, great recipes and getting your hands dirty in the name of great Tassie food. 6pm @ Sustainable Living Tasmania. Cost: $20 or $12 for SLT members. tassievoreeatingweeds.eventbrite.com
Saturday, 13th April – Living Local Feast, Hobart
Sustainable Living Tasmania's 3rd Annual fundraising dinner featuring 100% Tasmanian ingredients. Join us for a fabulous evening celebration of Tasmanian food from 6pm on Saturday 13 April.  A three course meal consisting entirely of locally sourced ingredients, entertainment and an auction of gourmet Tassie treats. tassievorefeast.eventbrite.com

May - Tassievore Tips and Treats Workshops in Launceston, Penguin and Hobart
Top tips from our Tassievore team in these experiential workshops, funded by an Earn Your Stars Grant from the Tasmanian Climate Change Office.  Learn how to make staples at home including: bread, yogurt, stock, pasta and dips as well as some low energy methods of food preparation and ideas for reducing the environmental impacts of your food.  Eating, learning, sharing and enjoying together – the tastes of Tasmania!  Cost - $5 or free for SLT members. Dates and venues to be confirmed.  To register your interest in attending, please email lissa@slt.org.au