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'Contemporary, stylish, easy and uncomplicated' best describe Jane’s recipes. They are attractively presented, full of tips and many of them can be prepared well in advance.

The Get-Ahead Cook

Demonstration details

Date : Thursday 31st October 2019

Time : 10.00 am Prompt

Price : £80.00

Places Available : 0

Location : Northumberland - Hetton House

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Simple, Seasonal & Stylish

A brand NEW collection of easy ‘must-have’ Get-Ahead Recipes, perfect for suppers, lunches and for casual entertaining over the winter months…as delicious to eat as they are to look at!

There will be plenty of tips and shortcuts along the way, with suggestions on how to present them beautifully - all of which aim to help make cooking as stress-free and enjoyable as possible! Most of the recipes can be prepared in advance, so you will be super-organised, cool, calm and collected!


The demonstration will start promptly at 10.00am with coffee served from 9.30am onwards (not before please!) and last for approximately 2½ - 3 hours. The format is an informal morning when I demonstrate a variety of different recipes. The small size of the group encourages cookery queries that I hope I can answer!

All the food that is cooked is eaten amongst the group and suffices as a light lunch. Everyone will receive a folder of the recipes to take away and (hopefully!) lots of shortcuts, tricks and tips for the future, for both experienced and less confident cooks alike.

If you would prefer to book by telephone please kindly ring Karen or Jane, MONDAY - FRIDAY ONLY during NORMAL OFFICE HOURS PLEASE, 9.00AM – 5.30PM on 01668 215 200 with card details.

Demonstration location

Hetton House,
NE71 6ET

Telephone : 01668 215 421



Take the A697 Coldstream road to Wooler. Do not turn off this road into the centre of Wooler. Take the left-hand B6348 turning signed Chatton & Belford which is just past the petrol station. Go along there for approximately 3 miles past (not over!) a beautiful bridge on your left and up a very steep hill until you come to a left-hand turn, down the side of a wood, signed Fowberry Tower and West Lyham. There is also a large blue sign saying Weak Bridge etc. Take this turning and after about a mile you come to said bridge. Go over the bridge and Hetton House is the only house on the right behind a stone wall. There is a cottage opposite the entrance, on the left.


Take A697 signed to Wooler & Coldstream off the A1, north of Morpeth After roughly ½ hr take right turn signed Lilburn Grange, Chillingham Chatton. You will also see a white “cow” on a brown sign. This is cow no.1. Stay on this road, following 2 more brown cow signs and after 0.8 of a mile when you come to a sharp left-hand bend, keep following the road round to the left, signed Chatton 2 ½ . Follow this road for just over a mile and take the first left turn, which is on the apex of a right hand bend. At the end of that little road (0.7 of a mile) go straight on where it joins the main road. Just over ½ mile (0.6m) along there take the first right turn, down by the side of a wood, signed Fowberry Tower & West Lyham. There is also a large blue sign saying Weak Bridge etc. After approx 1 mile you will come to said narrow bridge. Go OVER the bridge and Hetton House is the only house on the right, behind a stone wall. There is a cottage opposite the entrance, on the left.

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