Cooking in the Country Workshop

For singles and couples who are looking for a unique food and nature experience not available anywhere else, this special one-day event is the perfect opportunity to spend a day out in the country learning about edible native plants that are easy to grow and how to cook with them, and unlike other cooking classes and foodie events this workshop is completely hands on from gathering fresh bushtucker ingredients to turning them into healthy dishes

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE FIRST EVENT

WHERE + WHEN FOR THE NEXT EVENT

Saturday 7 December 2019

10am - 3:30pm

Private bushfoods garden, Kenilworth (45min from Maroochydore)

Enjoy a day out in the country immersing yourself in nature, indigenous culture, gathering bushfoods right off the trees, cooking with them to create truly unique, nutritious and delicious sweet and savoury dishes, enjoying the freshly made gourmet feast, chatting and relaxing to the sounds of birds chirping.

 

An experience unlike any other!

 

Come by yourself and meet new people, bring your partner, come with a friend or colleague... no matter what you'll have a great time!

PROGRAM + MENU

MEET + GREET WITH A CUPPA

10am

 

We officially welcome our guests and acknowledge the traditional owners of the land, then we'll all enjoy a mug of freshly brewed campfire billy bushtucker tea or organic coffee as we get to know each other and get excited about the fun + food ahead!

 

 

INDIGENOUS KABI KABI / GUBBI GUBBI STORYTELLING WITH KERRY NEIL

10:15am

Kerry is a proud Gubbi Gubbi / Kabi Kabi descendant and educator and will share stories of the regions Aboriginal pastimes and culture. A very special element of this event that will not only educate but inspire our guests! 

TribalLink: "Our mission is to provide & create Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander educational activities and resources while bridging the gap and building communities"

 

 

GATHERING + COOKING

10:45am - 12:45pm

 

Aimee will guide you on a walk around the property to identify and gather bushfoods and other edible plants to then use in a hands-on cooking class making a bushtucker feast for lunch and afternoon tea. 

 

Not only will you learn about a variety of native plants you can grow at home but how to use them to create really unique, versatile and tasty dishes.

 

LUNCH TIME + GREAT CONVERSATIONS

12:45 - 1:15pm

 

Relax under the shade of the native trees and enjoy the delicious dishes you just created along with a cup of coffee or billy tea.

 

Out in nature, with the fire crackling nearby and the tranquil sounds of wildlife is when the real magic happens... meaningful conversation and connection.

 

COOKING + AFTERNOON TEA

1:15 - 2:45pm

 

More fun cooking and creating, this time for our yummy afternoon tea!

 

Enjoy the peace and quiet of the country, the warmth of a crackling fire and the company of lovely new friends.

NATURE CONNECTION MEDITATION

2:45 - 3:30pm

 

Take a seat by the creek and let Aimee gently guide you through a unique meditation combining "Shin-rin Yoku" (Japanese Forest Bathing) techniques with her own ideas for a relaxing and revitalising experience.

 

This method is designed to be practiced in any full or semi-natural setting and doesn't need to take very long at all, so it's perfect for busy urban dwellers!

 

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INGREDIENTS WE'LL BE USING

- in-season native edible fruit, citrus, leaves, herbs picked + used fresh

- bunya nuts

- paperbark

- kangaroo, chicken + wild-caught fish

- native pepperberry and salt

- macadamia nuts and oil

- wattleseed + other herbs/spices

- green banana flour

- coconut-based ingredients

- pure grass-fed gelatin

- local raw honey

- chia seeds

 

+ lots more!

 

Many of the ingredients can be easily sourced online, at health food stores and in some supermarkets, meaning you can easily replicate the recipes at home, or change them to suit your tastes and available ingredients.

 

All the plants we gather from grow easily in SEQ and can be purchased from local native nurseries or online. There's a real emphasis on educating our guests on the importance of growing natives and how they easily can.

 

Food and drink recipes are free from gluten, grains, animal milk, modern legumes and cane sugar.

 

COST TO ATTEND

EARLY BIRD:

Single: $99 ea - saving $25 ea 

Twin*: $94 ea - saving $30 ea

available Mon 14 Oct - Mon 4 Nov 2019

REGULAR:

Single: $124 ea 

Twin*: $119 ea - saving $5 ea

available Tue 5 Nov - Tue 3 Dec 2019

 

*Must be under the one booking and is for maximum 2 people in the one booking, subject to availability.

Not suitable for children however teens can attend and participate.

Spaces are strictly limited to 8 guests.

 

THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT!

Join the waiting list below.

 

 

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:

 

- Identification of and foraging for native Australian bushfoods and other edible plants

- Indigenous Australian cultural storytelling with local Kabi Kabi / Gubbi Gubbi descendant

- Cooking workshop, all equipment and all ingredients for making lunch and afternoon tea

- Nature connection workshop 

- Recipe and educational resources provided as hard copies and electronically

- On-site use of a water-less bucket toilet 

- Spring water on tap

- Street parking outside the property

- Use of natural repellent and hand soap

- Expert and friendly hosts and staff

- First Aid + CPR certified host and a stocked First Aid Kit

- A paleo-based menu created to be free from gluten, grains, animal milk, refined sugar and modern legumes

- Entry to win 1x Bushtucker Seedling Starter Kit valued at $65

- Access to a private property surrounded by beautiful bush, with an abundance of wildlife, plenty of peace and quiet, and a fantastic day out in the country!

 

Accommodation:

- Camping is not permitted on-site however there are various options nearby such as:

* Kenilworth Homestead

* Bush camping at Charlie Moreland and Booloumba Creek

* Kenilworth Camping on a dairy farm

So why not make a weekend out of it?

 

EVERY GUEST GOES IN THE DRAW TO WIN

A BUSHFOODS SEEDLING STARTER KIT VALUED AT $65!

JOIN THE WAITING LIST:

Complete the form below to be notified if spaces become available.

If none become available this time around then you'll be the FIRST to be notified of the next event in a few months time.

SPONSORS

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Witjuti Grub Bushfoods Nursery

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