Juan-tastic at Upper Stinchar

Mgt and Juan Renau
Mgt and Juan Renau

Upper Stinchar SWI started the new season at Barr Village Hall with a wonderful cookery demonstration from locally-based chef, Juan Renau.

With his wife, Margaret, busily preparing tapas in the kitchen, Juan gave an entertaining and informative cookery demonstration, creating a delicious Spanish paella before our very eyes.

Members of the Rural heard about Juan’s Alicante upbringing and the influences of local recipes on his own cooking. A tempting spread of chorizo and manchego cheese tapas was served, as well as generous portions of chicken paella. Delicioso!

President Yvonne Jack welcomed all to the new session of Upper Stinchar SWI, conducting the business part of the meeting with an overview of the 2016-17 syllabus, Institute correspondence and Federation matters. Treasurer Vera Dunlop had a busy evening with members joining and re-joining Upper Stinchar Institute.

September’s main competition for a closed fruit tart was won by Anne Dalton, second placed was Susan Trotter and in third place, Yvonne Jack.

The winner of the fun competition, for the most useless kitchen utensil, was Yvonne Jack with her ‘too dangerous to use’ kitchen mandolin. Liz Copeland was 2nd and Anne Dalton 3rd.

Netta Wilson and Jo Campbell provided and served a delicious supper - members were very well fed at this meeting!

The meeting closed with a successful raffle and a hearty vote of thanks from Jo Travers.

Upper Stinchar SWI welcomes new members and guests to their meetings on the third Thursday of the months September till May.

Next month’s meeting is on Thursday 20th October 2016. Main competition: a jar of jam; Fun competition: favourite candle; For further details contact the Secretary rcsanderson4@gmail.com