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About Veg Patch Kitchen

Kath, Veg Patch Kitchen

Welcome to Veg Patch Kitchen Cookery School. Meet your teacher. This is me, Kath, doing what I love. Teaching people how to make bread.  I am a self-taught baker, having learned to cook at my mother’s knee. I have kept a food blog at www.theordinarycook.co.uk since 2009, where I share my recipes and love of food. It was this food blog that ignited my passion for all things bread.

My Bread Making Journey

When I first started baking bread I was terrible at it. I was excellent at turning out inedible bricks. Not one to be beaten, I rose to the challenge and through experimenting, and reading more books than you can shake a stick at, I cracked it. I transformed from the maker of inedible bricks to the maker of the best bread we had ever eaten. My mission is to share the knowledge, tips and tricks that I have learned over the years to help you make the best bread that you ever eaten too. When you know the tricks, making bread really is easy. Let me show you.

Veg Patch Kitchen Cookery School

I set up Veg Patch Kitchen Cookery School in September 2014 to teach others the pleasures of making their own bread.  Our courses are run from our cookery school next to our home in Ironbridge. If you come along, it is very likely that you will meet my husband Richard, who is very good at coming in and doing the washing up and making cups of tea. We very much look forward to welcoming you.

You can learn from me online too, all in the comfort of your own home, and at your own pace, with our new online bread courses.

I also teach bread making courses at Acton Scott Historical Working Farm  in South Shropshire.

I love using freshly milled flour in my breads and bakes so much that I have a website dedicated to it. Pop over to millingfresh.com if you would like to learn more about using freshly milled flour.

If you want to learn more about bread and get regular updates you can sign up to receive our newsletter. You can also join our Facebook group or take a look at my articles on bread making and my videos filled with helpful tips.