Broadmayne and West Knighton W.I.

Report of the June Meeting of the Broadmayne and West Knighton WI

Broadmayne and West Knighton W.I. – report of the June 2017 Meeting

This month our meeting was held in the Community Hall due to our village hall being used as a polling station, where we were able to see the new splendid kitchen although it is still a work in progress.

Our speaker was Rob Scott of ‘Brown Goose Catering’ talking and demonstrating ‘The Importance of Ingredients’. Rob caters for private dinners and functions but came late to cooking after university and travelling to New Zealand where he worked in kitchens washing up and making desserts. He also spent 5 years in Bermuda before returning to the UK and coming to Dorset. He worked at The Riviera and Moonfleet Manor but decided that he wanted to set up his own business where he could use the best and local produce.
He has taken part in ‘Masterchef’ reaching the quarter finals but bowed out after an unfortunate accident with a hot pan and some artichokes.
We were able to taste test chocolate with 70% and 40% cocoa and then we tried to guess which head of broccoli was organic and which was not, most of us were wrong on that one. While talking Rob was making a chocolate mousse using, amongst other things, pasteurised eggs – how does that happen without cooking the eggs? He was also using the 70% cocoa nibs which gave the mousse a lovely rich flavour. We also tasted various ices Rob had made earlier including a peanut flavoured one – that was a first, different but tasty.
Rob emphasized that we should be eating for enjoyment rather than just looking in the fridge for a quick snack and also sitting down to savour the ingredients.
Chris Hornett thanked Rob for a very interesting and tasty talk.
After a refreshment break using the splendid kitchen facilities and our business meeting we had a discussion on our WI over the last 50 years and what we might want for the future.

Next month on 13 July Rev K Stewart Timbrell will be telling us about ‘Clerical Errors’ so if you want to join us or just come along for a taster we will be back in our usual, and newly refurbished, village hall starting at 7pm, or telephone Leri on 457176 for more details.
Norma Higham

If you are interested to hear what your local WI is all about - come along and meet us on the second Thursday evening of the month. Contact our President, Leri, on 457176.

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2017




Our monthly meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month in Broadmayne Village Hall at 7pm.

We have a trading stall each month for members to sell their produce.
(90% to the seller and 10% to the Institute)


We have a number of other monthly activities which we enjoy:

Walks 1st Tuesday 10am
Contact Wendy Stent 852795

Lunches 1st Tuesday 12:00 (after the walk)
Contact Jan O'Mara 848551

Craft Group 4th Wednesday 2pm (Winter)
Contact Julia Sheffield 852058

Garden Group 4th Wednesday 2pm (Summer)
Contact Julia Sheffield 852058

Girls Night Out 3rd Tuesday 7pm
Contact Leri Ayre 457176

We welcome visitors and new members, and if you would like more information please contact Leri on 457176.

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BROADMAYNE & WEST KNIGHTON
WOMEN’S INSTITUTE
(Wareham & Watercombe Group)



President: Leri Ayre 01305 457176

Secretary: Jan O’Mara 01305 848551



Committee:
Maureen Gollop
Norma Higham
Cynthia Lowry
Sue Moon
Barbara Seeby
Julia Sheffield
Wendy Stent





Our W.I. was reformed in 1953. It is a friendly W.I. and currently has 56 members.
Our monthly meetings on the 2nd Thursday of each month are held in the Village Hall Broadmayne at 7.00pm.
There's fun, companionship, entertainment, a look at current issues and a friendly welcome for new members and visitors.

We welcome a speaker at the start of our monthly meeting for a 45-minute talk. Coffee, our business meeting and social time follow this. Meetings usually end about 9.00pm.
We have a Trading Stall every month for the sale of produce and other items.

Here are some of the activities our members enjoy: - Skittles, Scrabble, Whist, Quizzes, Craft Group, Cinema and Theatre Outings, Christmas Party and Entertainment and our enjoyable carefully researched yearly Outing in June.