Monday, 25 June 2012

Wye Brownies grow and pack their own salad bags

As part of the 2nd Wye Food Festival the Wye Brownies grew their own lettuce in unusual containers, such as an old welly boot and a bird house. Then, they had a salad sandwich tasting and salad bag making session.

The girls got to taste red cos lettuce, crisp salanova lettuce, green oakleaf lettuce and oriental salad leaves, rocket, mizuna and green wave mustard. As you may know 'green wave mustard' leaf is a fiery one and a few of the girls needed a glass of water after trying that one!
The brownies also all made their own mixed leaf salad bags after a quick demonstration from Sarah Mackey, aiming to make their handful of leaves look like a bunch of flowers, and whilst all of this was going on some of the girls were taking photos for the food festival photography competition.