Linus from Northern Wilds makes great wild food foraged straight from the woods, meadows and hedgerows of Northumberland.
Join Linus for a hands-on session you'll learn all about Lacto-fermentation, a process that produces traditional pickles, kimchi, and sauerkraut. This simple fermentation process requires nothing more than salt, vegetables, and water with no canning or no fancy equipment.
You'll also make your own a batch of delicious Lactofermented Wild Garlic Kimchi; a 'must-have' wild food preserve....
Coffee can taste very different from what we used to. This workshop is a discovery of the world's finest coffee and their associated flavours.
The workshop will start with an introduction to the history of coffee; from the legendary goat that discovered coffee in Ethiopia to the first coffee farm.
A cup of coffee is the result of 3 characters: the farmer, the roaster, and the barista.
The farmer: we will have a glimpse of...
Join us for a delicious three-course meal, cookery demonstration and gin tasting with Fresh Element and Northumberland's Hepple Gin.
The Sill’s chefs will be showcasing some fascinating ways to cook with gin, pairing dishes with specific botanicals and you'll get to sample a delicious gin-infused three-course meal.
You'll be able to chat with the founder and master distiller behind the incredible Hepple Gin. Learn about the ingredients and processes that go into making this unique...
June 29th – Festival Fusion Course – creating the perfect drinks for a summer’s day
July 27th – Summer Sessions Course – creating the perfect drinks for a summer’s day
October 12th – Hedgerow Harvest Course – using some of the best ingredients to create and prepare for the winter months
November 30th – Winter Warmer Course – creating toasty tipples to guarantee a very festive season
Our Wildcrafted Cocktail Courses are designed to get...
A practical course, using traditional methods; you will learn in a small group how to make traditional Country Wines. Taking home a gallon of your own Wine to share with friends and family, you will also keep all the equipment needed to continue this traditional craft at home.
A Mead Making course is held in the afternoon. If both courses are booked for the same day we provide a complimentary lunch.
Course Programme: Saturday, 9.30am...
A practical course, using traditional methods; you will learn in a small group how to make this traditional Honey Wine. Taking home a gallon of your own Mead to share with friends and family, you will also keep all the equipment needed to continue this traditional craft at home.
A Traditional Wine Making course is held in the morning. If both courses are booked for the same day we provide a complimentary lunch.