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Flower Fairies – Summer holiday cooking workshop – Nightshade and Nasturtium

Join us each Thursday throughout August to cook recipes inspired by the edible flowers in the Flower Fairies watercolours. Each week we'll focus on two of the fairies.

In the third workshop we’ll cook recipes inspired by the Nightshade and Nasturtium flower fairies.

The nightshade flower is one of a group of many crops that belong to the same family.  Whilst the flowers themselves are toxic, some crops from the family; including tomatoes, potatoes, aubergine and peppers are an important staple in our diets.  Nasturtium leaves and flowers are edible, in fact we have been growing some at the museum ready for us to eat.  They have a spicy flavour and can be made into a pesto.

Sample recipes

  • Tomato, pepper and aubergine bake
  • Nasturtium leaf pesto
  • Hasselback potatoes

During the workshop we will learn about these ingredients, flavours and uses as well as practicing our knife skills, and learning how to follow a recipe. At the end of the session we will eat everything we’ve cooked!

The course will take place in our food learning studio. All food and equipment is provided and the session includes a light vegetarian lunch.

The cooking workshop is ideally suited to children aged 6-10 accompanied by an adult. However if children have attended one of our cooking workshops at the Garden Museum before and are aged 8 and above they may attend unaccompanied.

We will be hosting a cooking workshop for this age group every Thursday in the school summer holidays.  Check out our events page for news of other classes.

Tickets £3* per person, per day (Children and adults need a ticket).

*This class is subsidised to keep prices affordable.