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Vanessa Kimbell
Works at Juniper and Rose Kitchen Garden School
Lives in Northamptonshire
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Such a beautiful book.  Wonderful recipes and evocative photos. A really inspiring story. 

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Absolutely love love love Sandro's work.  My imagination left to be free plays an image that one day I will get a - um - dum - bum- dum on Skpe and it will be Sandro...  in my dream he might capture the look if concentration whilst I write about changing the world one bite at a time. ... and there I will be ... forever on canvas, for people to wonder what I was thinking as he painted, and did she make a difference in the world? 

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Just reading back through the comments.  In the end I bought a inexpensive dryer with e metal door, but I also bought a very cool airer which I dry almost everything on now.  I've had it two years and it costs about £0.05 a day to run.. so far less expensive and more environmentally friendly that that bloody hot point. http://www.lakeland.co.uk/21736/Dry-Soon-3-Tier-Heated-Tower-Airer Also I posted the video because Hotpoint did nothing about it. The customer services at the time were totally indifferent ....

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Stretch and fold sourdough tequnique
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I often get alls from customers all around the Northamptonshire county who buy  iPhone  when they receive emails on theiPhone but not their home computer and vice versa. Occasionally incoming emails go to both places and they loose emails, or forget that th...
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Oh .. now this makes me want to find the nearest turkey !
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Teaching Sourdough Courses
I haven't had the chance to keep up with this blog very much.  I miss it very much, but i am really busy running sourdough courses over at The Sourdough School, and thought I'd tickle you all with a photo of my Sourdough Turkey and cranberry chutney sandwic...
I haven't had the chance to keep up with this blog very much. I miss it very much, but i am really busy running sourdough courses over at The Sourdough School, and thought I'd tickle you all with a photo of my Sourdough Turkey and cranberry chutney sandwich. Life doesn't get much better then ...
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Loving this.  Listening with my daughter thinking what a beautiful video and gorgeous voices. 
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I teach at the Juniper and Rose Kitchen Garden School in Northamptonshire
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Cooking. Laughing. Smiling, Eating. Teaching people that small delicious decisions can change the world. Sustainable, ethical , affordable cookery classes.
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  • Juniper and Rose Kitchen Garden School
    Cookery Teacher, 2012 - present
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    2000 - 2005
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Small delicious decisions to eat ethical & sustainable food make a real difference. We can change the world one bite at a time.
Introduction

I am a writer. Specifically I write about food, and mainly baking, and heritage recipes. I love 19th century recipe books, and I always turn to the bread and baking recipes first.   I really enjoy baking with sourdough and trained as a chef and a baker and lived in the South of France for a long time, working in a French bakery. I am of Italian origin. One of my quirks is that I love to match my scent to my mood - orange blossom is my favourite scent. I dress in the way I want.  Free flowing clothes I can move in mainly buy my clothes in ethnic and vintage stores or flea- market finds.

I’m not terribly good at doing as I am told. I wonder what people in authority are really asking of you?  What are their motives?  I used to drive my mother potty as I’ve never automatically just done what I am told. I’ve always done things my own way, and here I am still doing my own thing.  I believe that we are controlled as a population by television and mass-produced food. I try to avoid both as neither promote free thinking.

Currently listening to La Boheme, and part way though reading The Picture of Dorian Gray.

When I am not writing, I run baking classes.  I like to eat really delicious sustainable and ethical food everyday and most often I run sourdough courses at from my him in Northamptonshire. I am the author of the recipe book Prepped and writer of a well-known blog. Currently writing another book I report as a BBC Radio broadcaster when I am able. 

I have my own belief system.  I am a practicing Buddhist. I also believe that small delicious decisions make a real difference, and you will often hear her saying that we can change the world one bite at a time.

 know my beliefs are not conventional, but showing people how making the right decisions can be incorporated into everyday life is a calling. The reason I am here.  It's not actually hard.. it just requires a little thoughtfulness. Garden fresh flowers on the table, recycling an old linen tablecloth, laughing with friends, making sloe gin, county walks, making your own bread, buying local food, 1930's crockery, children's laughter, girly lunches, homemade gifts, vintage cutlery, buying British, shopping on the local market, picnics, growing your own, supper parties, garden parties, making jam, eating out, baking, laughing, decorating, gift giving, days out, a walk in the park and listening to Radio 4 you get the picture. ...there should be no compromise on the delicious things in life when it comes to living in a considered way.

 

 

 

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