Date: Saturday, September 30; 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Host: Poora Williams
Registration: Garden Club is always FREE and there is no need to pre-register... just grab a friend and come on down. Garden Clubs take place at Sage Garden Greenhouses, and participants meet at our main greenhouse starting around 10:15, so we can get going right at 10:30.
We do ask that participants bring a non-perishable food item for donation. All donations are picked up by the hardworking volunteers at St. Mary's Road United Church, which operates a busy food bank in St. Vital, serving an average of 700 people per month.
Details: Our host for this week, Poora Williams, has incredible kitchen chops, and a genuine desire to share her knowledge of the ingredients and process that make her cooking pop. Poora will be highlighting several key south Asian herbs, including curry leaf, galangal ginger, pandan, lemongrass, coriander and turmeric. She will be showcasing how to get the most flavour out of home-grown ingredients and share tips on how to combine herbs/spices to achieve authentic results. Poora, the generous-hearted person that she is, will be preparing samples... so we can taste our way through this experience!
About the host: Hello! I'm Poora William and I have a passion for cooking and gardening. My mother was my first cooking teacher, she not only taught me how to cook but also helped me learn as much as I could about the medicinal properties of spices. I love to cook, cater, teach and taste all kinds of food.
My mission is to pass on this wealth of accumulated knowledge along with some of my own special recipes and creations to promote authentic Tamil spices and cooking. My cooking is inspired by Indian, Malaysian and Sri Lankan cuisines.
While gardening indoors and outdoors, I allow myself the time and space to feel peace, pride, satisfaction, love and happiness. Simply caring for my plants is such a rewarding and thrilling hobby for me. I have extra love for tropical plants as I grew up with them. It's still exciting living here in our cold winter, my indoor tropical provide me with nice fragrances and herbs for my cooking.