These past two weeks I have been doing work experience at a café in Newtown. I chose Gather on the Green due to its sustainable and organic ethos. Additionally, their menu has an array of good quality vegetarian meals. I had a wonderful time there and learnt many tricks of the trade, one being to work efficiently in a very small space! Additionally, I was able to pick up a few vegetarian ideas to try at home.
One of my more regular tasks was to prepare an industrial sized batch of corn fritters and then cook them off. A very hot and sweaty job, resulting in hands that are now far hardier towards hot frypan handles than before. Despite it being a slightly painful job at times it was well worth it. The fritters were layered with wilted spinach, slabs of grilled haloumi and Gather’s homemade tomato relish. Apart from looking very effective on the plate, they were pretty popular and I knew that I had to try them at home. Continue reading