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On keeping knitters fed and happy.

You may know that we do knitting workshops and that we make yarn and knitting patterns, but did you know that Kari-Helene does all the cooking for our workshops? And did you know it is all homemade and from scratch?

Fresh fruit and herbs from Tracy’s garden.

Whenever possible we try to incorporate local, homegrown or farm produce whether it means a harvest from Tracy’s garden, the results of Kari-Helene’s foraging or buying from local shops.
In Tracy’s garden there are apples, pears, damsons and greengages, mint and rosemary. Kari-Helene forages for blackberries, wild cherries, sloes, nettles and other seasonal leaves and berries.

Nigella’s Chocolate Cake with Kari-Helene’s “drunken blackberries”.

We cater to all diets. All our meals are vegetarian and we can do vegan on request and over the years we have had gluten, lactose, and sugar free diets and all have been fed! Kari-Helene quite enjoys the challenge of coming up with interesting recipes to make sure everyone can eat and enjoy what’s on offer. We try include lots of fresh and healthy produce, but we do like to be naughty and love a treat or two!

Ingredients for a mushroom stroganoff.
Spring greens and home made bread!

Kari-Helene loves baking and have over the years improved as a bread baker, makes mean cookies, biscuits and flapjacks and have recently started experimenting with cakes too. Quiches and tarts are always very popular and Kari-Helene’s Norwegian style bread is delicious!

Home made whole grain bread.

Just one slice with butter on whilst it’s warm…

 Although the alpacas like to think they are the centre point of attention and the main reason for people coming to the workshops, we have heard rumours some might be coming for the food. Looks like knitting is taking a backseat!

Would you like to come to one of our knitting workshops? We have plenty of dates available for the coming year and would love to meet you! 

Love from

Tracy, Kari-Helene & the alpacas xxx

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  1. Catherine Aspinall: January 27, 2016 12:13 pm

    I can confirm that the food is fantastic

  2. Catherine Aspinall: January 27, 2016 12:32 pm

    But the rest of the day is equally good

  3. Purl Alpaca Designs: January 29, 2016 12:05 pm

    Thank you, Catherine! It was a pleasure to have you at the recent workshop! We hope we'll see you again soon!

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