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Cooking for Caseg Fraith, October 2010

This is a wiki (editable web page) to organise cooking for the CUHWC trip to Caseg Fraith (Snowdonia) this weekend. The kitchen has several electric ovens and hobs, two fridges, a freezer and a microwave. All utensils, crockery, cutlery, pots and pans are provided, along with washing up materials. The club will supply cooking oil.

Click edit at the top to change the text (you'll need to be logged in to your account the website first - click here to register if you don't have one). You can either suggest a meal idea or join one of the existing ones and you're obviously also welcome to sort yourself out (move your name to 'Independent'). The person who suggests the meal is responsible for arranging the ingredients - everyone else in the group should bring money on the trip to pay for their share, and expect to help with the preparation and washing up.

Meal suggestions by Tuesday evening. Finalise groups by Wednesday night so the person suggesting the meal knows how much they have to buy and have a couple of days to do the shopping.

Coq au vin

I've been in the club a year now and have managed to evade cooking duties, but this time I can't think of an excuse so here goes...

  • Carrot and butternut squash soup
  • Coq au vin with mashed potatoes and leeks
  • Possibly Hannah's pudding - sounds good! I should think you can get quark in the big supermarkets, if not, might ricotta or cottage cheese do instead? Are you willing to get the ingredients? --> Yes, of course, I will bring the ingredients for the dessert! And thanks for the quark tipp, I will figure somehting out... Hannah.

I'm planning to get the coq au vin at least half made on Friday, so hopefully this will be a relatively low-faff cooking option!

Max 8

  • 1 Carmen
  • 2 Andrés
  • 3 Hannah (As dessert we could make a pudding with custard but use orange juice instead of milk and put some whipped cream and quark in it and some fresh oranges on top .. I am not sure whether I can find a shop that sells quark though, anyone any ideas where to get it?)
  • 4 Tom Wright
  • 5 Jo
  • 6 Paul
  • 7 Lim En
  • 8 Owen Graham

Vegetable stir-fry

Sorry this may seem a bit boring as I've done this several times before, but it feels appropriate as this was the same meal I cooked at this bunkhouse on my first weekend trip two years ago ...

Carrot, sweet potato and orange soup.
The BEST !!! :D (that's not Matthew being bigheaded btw for all that don't know him :) B) Vegetable stir-fry with lemon and ginger, served with noodles (can be egg or rice noodles depending on if any vegans sign-up).
If anyone else wants to volunteer to do this that would be great, otherwise I'll do a crumble of some sorts. -- Tiramisu (though don't really know if i can make a vegan friendly version) Dave M

Maximum of 10

  1. Matthew
  2. Dave M (you're supposed to delete yourself from the bottom list once you're in a group btw :P done it for you now :D...p.s tiramisu sounds good :)
  3. Bethan
  4. Simon W
  5. Jane
  6. Elena
  7. Ian Kitley
  8. Doug
  9. Kirsty (no dessert)
  10. Simon T

Halloween Option

This meal can be vegan or organic (for diary/meat) or cope with any other dietary requirement, depending on who wants what. Starter & Main are vegan, pudding vegetarian.

  • Witches' Brew (Pea Chowder)
  • Hubble Bubble (Pumpkin Risotto)
  • Ghouls' Treat, a.k.a. Decaying Grave Stone with Oozing Blood- (Chocolate Brownies with Forest Fruit Coulis)

Maximum of 8

  1. Jon
  2. Joe H
  3. Ian
  4. Emma
  5. Andrew Williamson
  6. Alex Pericleous


This meal can be vegetrian by simply not adding the mince meat to your dish (it will cooked separately).

Lentils soup.
Ouzi: a middle eastern dish: rice, peas, sweet corn, raisins cooked with the seven spices and cinnamon, served with minced beef meat, fried almonds and yoghurt/cucumber/mint/garlic salad.
Hariseh: a middle eastern cake(ish): coconut+semolina+yoghurt+loads of sugar+Almonds..etc

Maximum of 8

  1. Mohammad
  2. Michael F
  3. David P
  4. Valerie Brandt
  5. Tom Ashton (veg)
  6. Betsy Mortensen
  7. Anshul Sirur
  8. Rowena Smith


Beef Lasagna
not quite sure yet

Maximum of 8

  1. Guiseppina Pace
  2. Sylvain Massip
  3. Anne Moindrot
  4. Mark Wilson
  5. Leon (Xueliang) Liu
  6. Lucy Richer
  7. Joel Westberg
  8. Mark Jackson

{More meal options...}



please add your name below if you're likely to want punch on Saturday evening

  • Paul
  • Jo
  • Andrew W
  • Matthew
  • Joe H
  • Joel Westberg
  • Valerie Brandt
  • Betsy Mortensen
  • Kirsty
  • Dave
  • Owen Graham
  • Simon T
  • David P
  • Doug
  • Anshul
  • Alex P
  • Jon

Not in a group yet

Michael Draper
Joe Galvin
Phil Brown