National Justice Museum, Lunch Club, Vegan Market!

Hello! It has been a real long time since I nattered to you. A lot has been going on! I’ve been a bit reluctant to talk about it all because so often I’ve come close to an opportunity working out only to victory snatched from my grasp, however a month into the partnership it maybe time to accept it is happening and everything is fine! I’ve partnered up with the awe-inspiring Jill Carter and Pulp Friction (who work with and train young adults with learning difficulties, absolutely wicked project, check them out and give them props), to form The Wing It Sisters! We are running the café in The National Justice Museum (formally Galleries of Justice). So come in and check us out. I think our soy cappuccino/latte is one of the best, our cakes are vegan and bring all the boys to the yard and our members are all wonderful people waiting to impress you with their skills.

Lunch Club is back!

Bulwell Forest Garden is out of winter hibernation and each week new plants are poking their heads out of the soil and growing towards the sun. The Sensory Garden is looking stunning and it is such a pleasure to spend time in a beautiful relaxing space in the midst of the urban jungle. Come along from 11 to get involved in preparing the food and meet other lunch club crew members (they are all diamonds). Lunch from 12ish, this week we are experimenting with making Mexican bean chard wraps and there is a plum and almond tart for dessert. All vegan, some ingredients freshly harvested today and all tasting like win! Access the garden via Austin Street map

Nottingham’s Monthly Vegan Market

You may or may not know that I am part of the crew that organises this monthly market on Sneinton Market Square. It started off as a suggestion I  made in a meeting and has grown into a fabulous friendly community of traders and visitors. A great social shopping experience and OH EM GEE the food! Many of us know that vegan food has come on in leaps and bounds and this market, I think, showcases some of the best that there is on offer. This month we are going a little off piste and having a fringe festival event to the ever Awesome Viva Vegan Festival. Punk 4 The Homeless have curated an acoustic music stage, there are lots of new traders for you to meet and I will be dusting off my best trader banter to serve up Notdogs, The A.L.T and Tofu-lo Strips, plus running a bar serving up Nottingham Blue Barrel Cider, a community led initiative that produces CAMRA award winning cider and supports Summerwood Community Gardens. Come down and party with us!

Beccy’s Global Kitchen @CityArtsNotts Advent Christmas Craft Market 10th-17th Dec The Last Day! #lovenotts

Apparently all good things must come to and end (although I’ve yet to be given a good reason why!) So seize the day and visit the Advent Craft Market at City Arts (based 11-13 Hockley, near Desi Downtown and the Ice Stadium) and finish off your Christmas shopping. Its also our kitchen’s last outing until the New Year so come all ye hungry!

Café Menu

  • Tomato Soup. £3.50 (VG, GF Bread is available, please ask)
  • Hummus, Salad and Pitta £3.50 (VG, GF Bread is available, please ask)
  • Garlic Mushroom Flatbread – smothered with Violife Cheese £4.oo (VG)
  • Daal and Chapatti £4.00 (VG, GF Bread is available, please ask)
  • BBQ Aubergine Sandwich with Melted Cheese and Vegan Mayo £4.50 (VG, GF Bread is available please ask)
  • Notdog loaded with Onions and Pickled Cabbage served with Salad £4.50 (VG)
  • Add Polenta Fries £1.50 (VG, GF)

    Sweet Treats

  • Vegan Jaffa Cake! £1.50
  • Portuguese Custard Tart £2.00 (VG)
  • Gooey Chocolate Cake £2.50 (VG)
  • French Toast £2.50 (VG, GF)

VG = Vegan
GF – Gluten Free

*****Allergen info******

All food is prepared in an environment where allergens may be present, if you have a specific query please ask and we will be happy to help.

Beccy’s Global Kitchen @CityArtsNotts Advent Christmas Craft Market 10th-17th Dec #lovenotts

We are feeling roused into Christmas last night after an unexpected visit to The Concert Hall to watch The Halle Orchestra’s Christmas concert. It was incredible, and even I the original grinch couldn’t help but be cajoled into feeling festive! Drop by the Advent Craft Market and bask in the seasonal cheer! We are currently eyeing up Elegant Jewellery by LoreeBologna  Up-cycled Jewellery from Celine Siani Djiakoua  and Funky Jewellery from the funkstress Betty Ching Gorgeous Glass hand cast by Boston Built and Pretty Textile Art by Wildgoose Designs
City Arts is based 11-13 Hockley, near Desi Downtown and the Ice Stadium.

Café Menu

  • Tomato Soup. £3.50 (VG, GF Bread is available, please ask)
  • Hummus, Salad and Pitta £3.50 (VG, GF Bread is available, please ask)
  • Garlic Mushroom Flatbread – smothered with Violife Cheese £4.oo (VG)
  • Daal and Chapatti £4.00 (VG, GF Bread is available, please ask)
  • BBQ Aubergine Sandwich with Melted Cheese and Vegan Mayo £4.50 (VG, GF Bread is available please ask)
  • Notdog loaded with Onions and Pickled Cabbage served with Salad £4.50 (VG)
  • Add Polenta Fries £1.50 (VG, GF)

    Sweet Treats

  • Vegan Jaffa Cake! £1.50
  • Portuguese Custard Tart £2.00 (VG)
  • Gooey Chocolate Orange Cake £2.50 (VG)

VG = Vegan
GF – Gluten Free

*****Allergen info******

All food is prepared in an environment where allergens may be present, if you have a specific query please ask and we will be happy to help.

Beccy’s Global Kitchen @CityArtsNotts Advent Christmas Craft Market 10th-17th Dec #lovenotts

Apparently its hump day but we are smiling here, come on in have a browse, a chat even a dance, we are playing swing at the mo! Great gifts, great food, good times! City Arts’ Advent Christmas Craft Market from 10th – 17th December 2016!

City Arts is based 11-13 Hockley, near Desi Downtown and the Ice Stadium.

Café Menu

  • Tomato Soup. £3.50 (VG, GF Bread is available, please ask)
  • Hummus, Salad and Pitta £3.50 (VG, GF Bread is available, please ask)
  • Garlic Mushroom Flatbread – smothered with Violife Cheese £4.oo (VG)
  • Daal and Chapatti £4.00 (VG, GF Bread is available, please ask)
  • BBQ Aubergine Sandwich with Melted Cheese and Vegan Mayo £4.50 (VG, GF Bread is available please ask)
  • Notdog loaded with Onions and Pickled Cabbage served with Salad £4.50 (VG)
  • Add Polenta Fries £1.50 (VG, GF)

    Sweet Treats

  • Vegan Jaffa Cake! £1.50
  • Portuguese Custard Tart £2.00 (VG)
  • Gooey Chocolate Orange Cake £2.50 (VG)
  • Pancakes £3.50 (VG, GF)

VG = Vegan
GF – Gluten Free

*****Allergen info******

All food is prepared in an environment where allergens may be present, if you have a specific query please ask and we will be happy to help.

Beccy’s Global Kitchen @CityArtsNotts Advent Christmas Craft Market 10th-17th Dec #lovenotts

Pancake day! If the amazing works of Boston Built, Wildgoose Designs, Betty Ching, Jessica Kemp to name a few were not enough to tempt you in then surely pancakes are!  City Arts’ Advent Christmas Craft Market from 10th – 17th December 2016!

City Arts is based 11-13 Hockley, near Desi Downtown and the Ice Stadium.

Café Menu

  • Tomato Soup. £3.50 (VG, GF Bread is available, please ask)
  • Hummus, Salad and Pitta £3.50 (VG, GF Bread is available, please ask)
  • Garlic Mushroom Flatbread – smothered with Violife Cheese £4.oo (VG)
  • Daal and Chapatti £4.00 (VG, GF Bread is available, please ask)
  • BBQ Aubergine Sandwich with Melted Cheese and Vegan Mayo £4.50 (VG, GF Bread is available please ask)
  • Notdog loaded with Onions and Pickled Cabbage served with Salad £4.50 (VG)
  • Add Polenta Fries £1.50 (VG, GF)

    Sweet Treats

  • Vegan Jaffa Cake! £1.50
  • Portuguese Custard Tart £2.00 (VG)
  • Gooey Chocolate Orange Cake £2.50 (VG)
  • Pancakes £3.50 (VG, GF)

VG = Vegan
GF – Gluten Free

*****Allergen info******

All food is prepared in an environment where allergens may be present, if you have a specific query please ask and we will be happy to help.

Beccy’s Global Kitchen @CityArtsNotts Advent Christmas Craft Market 10th-17th Dec #lovenotts

Don’t be shy come in and say hello, sing us a song if the mood takes you! Leisurely browse the fantastic gifts and treat yourself to something fabulous or maybe cake, cake is great too!  City Arts’ Advent Christmas Craft Market from 10th – 17th December 2016!

City Arts is based 11-13 Hockley, near Desi Downtown and the Ice Stadium.

Café Menu

  • Tomato Soup. £3.50 (VG, GF Bread is available, please ask)
  • Hummus, Salad and Pitta £3.50 (VG, GF Bread is available, please ask)
  • Garlic Mushroom Flatbread – smothered with Violife Cheese £4.oo (VG)
  • Daal and Chapatti £4.00 (VG, GF Bread is available, please ask)
  • Notdog loaded with Onions and Pickled Cabbage served with Salad and Polenta Chips £6.50 (VG, GF Bread is available please ask)

    Sweet Treats

  • Vegan Jaffa Cake! £1.50
  • Portuguese Custard Tart £2.50 (VG)
  • Gooey Chocolate Orange Cake £3.00 (VG)
  • Baked Vanilla Cheesecake £3.50 (VG, GF)

VG = Vegan
GF – Gluten Free

*****Allergen info******

All food is prepared in an environment where allergens may be present, if you have a specific query please ask and we will be happy to help.

Beccy’s Global Kitchen @CityArtsNotts Advent Christmas Craft Market 10th-17th Dec #lovenotts

Christmas shopping can be a relaxing affair especially at City Arts’ Advent Christmas Craft Market from 10th – 17th December 2016! there is a dazzling array of fabulous and interesting gifts from incredibly talented independent makers. Open 10-6pm (7pm Wed & Thurs). Have a cup of tea, perhaps some cake, R E L A X and solve the problem of the difficult to buy for! (City Arts is based 11-13 Hockley, near Desi Downtown and the Ice Stadium).

Some of the beautiful, incredible and unusual work to be discovered from;

  • Facebook @TimelessCuriosity – Steampunk inspired jewellery.
  • Instagram @cecilymayrose7199 – Cecily’s designs are a modern twist on traditional animal drawing with the clear silhouette filled with detailed pattern and bold colours.
  • www.etsy.com /uk/shop/BostonBuilt – Ruth Boston makes beautiful fused glass decorations including delicate snowflakes, stars, angels and trees.
  • Facebook @IzziRaineyUK – IzziRainey products combine a distinct and edgy nature, which means that they work just as well in a cool country house as they do in a contemporary urban setting.

Café Menu

  • Tomato Soup. £3.50 (VG, GF Bread is available, please ask)
  • Hummus, Salad and Pitta £3.50 (VG, GF Bread is available, please ask)
  • Garlic Mushroom Flatbread – smothered with Violife Cheese £4.oo (VG)
  • Daal and Chapatti £4.00 (VG, GF Bread is available, please ask)
  • Smoky BBQ Aubergine Sandwich served with Salad £4.50 (VGGF Bread is available please ask)
  • Notdog loaded with Onions and Pickled Cabbage served with Salad £4.50 (VG)

    Sweet Treats

  • Vegan Jaffa Cake! £1.50
  • Gooey Chocolate Orange Cake £3.00 (VG)

VG = Vegan
GF – Gluten Free

*****Allergen info******

All food is prepared in an environment where allergens may be present, if you have a specific query please ask and we will be happy to help.

Beccy’s Global Kitchen @CityArtsNotts Advent Christmas Craft Market 10th-17th Dec #lovenotts

Ditch the Christmas shopping nightmare and visit City Arts’ Advent Christmas Craft Market from 10th – 17th December 2016! Shop for unusual and interesting gifts in a relaxing atmosphere and support independent makers. Open 10-6pm (7pm Wed & Thurs). We do love City Arts and are really pleased to be invited back to run the café again!

WHAT GIFTS ARE THERE?
Interior and homeware products, greetings cards, textiles, sculpture, pottery, glassware and jewellery are just a handful of gifts available at this Christmas Craft Market!

City Arts is based 11-13 Hockley, near Desi Downtown and the Ice Stadium.

Café Menu

  • Tomato Soup. £3.50 (VG, GF Bread is available, please ask)
  • Hummus, Salad and Pitta £3.50 (VG, GF Bread is available, please ask)
  • Garlic Mushroom Flatbread – smothered with Violife Cheese £4.oo (VG)
  • Daal and Chapatti £4.00 (VG, GF Bread is available, please ask)
  • Notdog loaded with Onions and Pickled Cabbage served with Salad and Polenta Chips £6.50 (VG, GF Bread is available please ask)

    Sweet Treats

  • Vegan Jaffa Cake! £1.50
  • Portuguese Custard Tart £2.50 (VG)
  • Gooey Chocolate Orange Cake £3.00 (VG)
  • Baked Vanilla Cheesecake £3.50 (VG, GF)

VG = Vegan
GF – Gluten Free

*****Allergen info******

All food is prepared in an environment where allergens may be present, if you have a specific query please ask and we will be happy to help.

Bulwell Forest Garden Lunch Club Today 11.00-13.00 FREE!

 Bulwell Forest Garden Lunch Club Today 11.00-13.00 FREE!

The arrival of autumn brings an abundance of pumpkins! Best prepared, I think, by chopping them up and roasting so you can scoop out the tasty flesh. This takes some of the hard work out of it and rewards you with deiciousness.

On the menu today is spicy pumpkin stew with rice and coconut and cherry flapjack. Most ingredients are fresh from the garden, cooked up with love and served up in a beautiful and very social setting. Oh yes the food is VEGAN!

Lunch is served from 12.30 and if you fancy working up an appetite we always welcome your help with harvesting, chopping and gardening from 11am. We will also be getting ready for Bulwell’s Forest Garden’s Harvest Festival (Saturday 17th September 12-3) so there is lots to do.! Or if you are feeling the need to relax after a busy week you are warmly invited to come and socially eat with us.

You can find Bulwell Forest Garden’s entrance next to 113 Austin Street.

(If you’re popping down please also be mindful of our lovely neighbours, If you can, catch the bus or walk, skate or run down. If you do need to bring the car, please try not to park across the driveways of the houses close to the garden. Thank you lovely ones)!

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Bulwell Forest Garden Lunch Club Today 11.00-13.00 FREE!

 Bulwell Forest Garden Lunch Club Today 11.00-13.00 FREE!

Aubergines are the star of the garden this week it’s awesome that we are cooking outside using the rocket stove so we can get a deep smoky flavour going on. A smoky aubergine is a truly wonderful thing.

On the menu today is Aubergine Curry and Chapatti with Salad followed by a very delectable Lemon Polenta Cake. Mmmmmm!

Lunch is served from 12.30 and if you fancy working up an appetite we always welcome your help with harvesting, chopping and gardening from 11am. We will also be getting ready for Bulwell’s Forest Garden’s Harvest Festival (Saturday 17th September 12-3) so there is lots to do.! Or if you are feeling the need to relax after a busy week you are warmly invited to come and socially eat with us.

You can find Bulwell Forest Garden’s entrance next to 113 Austin Street.

(If you’re popping down please also be mindful of our lovely neighbours, If you can, catch the bus or walk, skate or run down. If you do need to bring the car, please try not to park across the driveways of the houses close to the garden. Thank you lovely ones)!

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