Well the first kitchen notes from a new team at the Kings Cross Skip Garden...we should probably introduce ourselves. Andrew and Sadhbh are heading up the kitchen team. Sadbh splits her time between cooking for the lovely people at Karmarama, the branding agency that we collaborate with, and the Skip Garden whilst Andrew can be found at the Skip garden on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Do pop in to see us and have a chat next time you’re in Kings Cross.
Although the last six weeks have been a whirlwind of impressions for both of us, we’ve spent the time wisely; cooking all of the fantastic produce that has been coming out of the garden, getting to know some of the people connected with Global Generation and learning more about the work that the charity does with youth leadership.
We’ve been to Pertwood, our campsite in Wiltshire, where the Construction apprentices foraged for sloes, rosehips and elderberries. These we braised with a haunch of venison over the campfire (pictured, left).
Cooking pizzas with the local children on the wood-fired ovens has to be another highlight so far. Henrietta and her bike gang often pop round just to say hello. Seeing by now familiar faces on the Generator programme last week was also a pleasure as together we discussed our food philosophy at the Skip Garden.
Over the summer we’ve had two senior generators working with us. Lilienne and Ryan covered the roles as Kitchen Porter and Front of House, and did an outstanding job of it. It has been great working together with them and I know that we are very sad to see them go, especially as we now have to do all the washing up ourselves! Enough said from us, I think we’ll leave the last words to Ryan & Lilienne:
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