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Cushendall Residents enjoy jam classes

Published: Wed, 19 Oct 2016
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Pictured (l to r) Anne Quinn, chef Edel Healy, Noeleen Connolly NIHE, Margaret-Anne McKillop & Terence Quinn
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Residents in Cushendall have been learning how to make the most of their surplus fruit by taking part in jam making classes.
A local chef has been giving cookery lessons on how to create tasty preserves and chutneys, thanks to a Housing Executive community grant.
Organiser, Margaret-Anne McKillop from Cairns Residents Group in Cushendall said:
“We run allotments in the community but found that we struggle sometimes to use up surplus produce. In the past there has been a lot of waste and in these austere times we felt it was a good idea to bring in an expert to give us tips on using and storing fruits and vegetables, this will in turn benefit the local community.
“Thanks to this funding from the Housing Executive we arranged for a chef to give us classes on making jams and chutneys, these were well attended and we’re ready to put our skills into action this autumn!”
The local Housing Executive Manager for the Causeway area, Pamela Mullan, said:
“We were delighted to fund these classes, which gives local residents new skills that can be put to good use for many years to come. Sharing knowledge in a practical way is a good way to strengthen community relations and build vibrant communities.”