After a wet and windy start, Saturday turned into a lovely sunny Todmorden Community day!
We had a superb spot, right by all the action, and once the crowds had assembled on Pollination St, we were inundated by people wanting to try our tasty food samples and add their names to our mailing list.
We had plenty of helpers and loads of foods for people to try and we promised to put the recipes on the website. There was some lovely new bunting & a banner and also some brilliant business cards
and flyers to advertise the baking workshop and the walk, coming up this weekend. There was so much interest in the baking workshop that we might have to put on a second one quite soon.There’s certainly a great interest out there in learning how to cook plant-based foods.
1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste or 1 tsp vanilla extract
300ml soya milk or other non-dairy milk
5 tbsp veg oil
2tsp baking powder
2tsp lemon juice
Sieve and combine the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. Combine the wet ingredients in a separate jug. Whisk lightly – the milk mixture will thicken slightly when you add the lemon juice. Pour into the dry ingredients, stir lightly until well mixed (don’t over-mix). Pour into sandwich tins and bake at 175deg until golden brown.
When cool, sandwich together with good jam and vegan buttercream
The IWD on Saturday was a roaring success. What began as a request to cater for the day, turned into a 3 Valley Vegans event !!
Between us all, we managed to promote veganism, raise some money for our group and the Mayor’s Charity and ensure that all food provided was vegan. Alison cooked all day Friday and Saturday and Helen valiantly made over 100 superb cakes ! Penny bought us lots of lovely Saker cake and Mary & Estelle decorated the cafe beautifully and served the food in their special tea party pinnies !
Elizabeth and Margaret did the full day on the stall and Rachel, Janet, Sandra, Caz & our lovely Isaac did their stints too. We raised over £400 on the hot food and cakes .. which will go to Overgate Hospice and a Women’s Refuge.
I think that it was a great way to launch our group and that we’ll go on from strength to strength showing the world (or at least the Upper Calder Valley!!) how a vegan lifestyle is the way to go!!
Supporting and inspiring a lifestyle free of animal-derived products