Susan Copperwheat entertained us all with an A-Z of cures for all sorts of ailments. We found out how courgettes could be useful if chased by an angry bear, how banana skin had been used to get rid of veruccas and wearing a used sock tied around your neck would help you if you were under the weather!! After talking about the benefits of avocado and watermelon, she warned that this might lead to a rush on these fruits in local stores!! This was an amusing evening with much hilarity and finished off by some delicious home made cakes. During the evening we sang an excellent rendition of "Jerusalem" in practice for our fantastic Chocolate Evening on 26 April. For this event all Stanwick WI members are encouraged to bring a plate of food to share. This will be a fantastic evening - we are expecting up to 100 people.
Over 60 ladies quickly took their places for a thoroughly enjoyable evening with Ben Frazer, contestant from the Great British Bake Off. Ben's passion for cooking shone through as he showed us how to make macarons, and told his story of how he came to be on the Great British Bake Off. Baking tips were in abundance as we also learnt how to make bread rolls crispy, how to make a ganache, how to fill a piping bag and what bakeware we should use. He also generously donated some beautiful cupcakes which soon disappeared amongst our eager crowd. Have a look at Ben's website at his blog for recipe ideas and courses www.cupcakeartisan.co.uk
David Price entertained us with stories of these "Courtesans" who were admired for their beauty and intelligence.
Forthcoming Stanwick WI Events all at Stanwick village hall 7.30pm
Edna from Home Front Friends took us back to Christmas in the Second World War. As well as finding out how Christmas was celebrated then, we also got a taste of Wartime Christmas. The committee baked a range of different authentic recipes which were very tasty despite the "economical" ingredients
We had an interesting evening with Hannah Miller finding out how jewellery was made, using a plethora of different tools. It was StanwickWI's second birthday so a good excuse to get out the bunting and a birthday cake
A lovely summer's evening, great company and delicious puddings for our first pudding evening at the Duke of Wellington
We had a brilliant evening finding out lots of tips and tricks to making our cupcakes look fabulous. We decorated some cakes to be proud of - look for more in the gallery
At our meeting we had an entertaining evening listening to our local talent - Stanwick Handbell Ringers and many of us got up and played various tunes - we improved so much that by the end of the night, the rest of the audience could name the music in the first few notes!! It was great to catch up with some friends from Raunds WI who joined us for this evening.. We finished off the evening with some delicious cream teas and cakes.
At our May meeting we voted on the all important national midwife resolution, our votes will be carried forward to the national WI AGM. Sue Foster, our president, celebrated a milestone birthday. Helen inspired us with moves we could do on our feet that would help us feel amazing. We will be selling tickets at our next meeting for the forthcoming wine tasting events in September