Little Ginger is wishing you all a magical and hopeful beginning to the new decade!
Bringing you a little Catch-up & some Exciting News & Dates.......
I am really excited about the beginning of a new decade and a fresh chapter both personally and for Little Ginger the Business - as you may already know the door at Unit 17 in Kingston Market closed for Little Ginger at the start of November and since then there has been an increased focus on the Catering and Events side of the business.
From Canapé and Mega Salad deliveries to Birthday Catering and Magical Candle Lit Parties Little Ginger worked, in the lead up to Christmas, with different briefs to create bespoke menus for each and every one and we had such a blast along the way! Honestly - I do so love working with people who get excited about the food they want to serve their guests and enjoy the process as much as I do!
Not to mention delivering the Christmas Nut Loaves and Bangin' Gravy all ready for the 'Big Festive Feast' - BIG Thanks to my Elf helper/Daughter Ruby for keeping the Tunes loud and the Navigation on point during our deliveries! It's always lovely seeing customers face to face and I definitely miss that, having left the Market, but I also feel the pressure a little when delivering the Roasts, in time for arguably one of the most important meals of the Year! We always gobble down a couple so I know the feedback first hand! I received some lovely messages this year:
"The Vegan nut roast and gravy.... was delicious and enjoyed very much by vegans and meat eaters alike" Daisy
"It was so good, we're so happy we ordered it from you. Thanks so much for making our Xmas lunch easy AND super tasty." Maya
Thanks Guys! If you did not order this year.... roll on next year hey?!
This Year, at Little Ginger HQ we shared our Nut Roasts after a big Woodland walk, to work up an appetite post Mega Breakfast that has become a long standing tradition in our family Christmas celebrations.
For breakfast this year we gorged on -
-Tofu Scramble - without the black salt Kala Namak, that many recipes call for, I have not used it yet, have you? I'm keen to try it!
-Baked cherry tomatoes with more garlic than Santa would probably approve of and tons of Basil leaves
-Avocado drenched in Lemon and Oil
-Sautéd Spinach with Naturil Organic Butter (have you tried this? IT IS AMAZING : so far I have only been gifted it and have not bought myself but I SERIOUSLY need to find me a source SOON!)
-Heck and Linda M's Vegan sausages
-Sourdough from Olivier's Bakery stall on Kingston Market - it even had a Christmas flour stamp! The best bread! Do some of you remember back in the day when I was trading from behind Olivier's? Facing the main market square. Good times!
-And a literal ton of my sister Amy's epic Slow Roasted Chipotle and Tomato Ketchup - seriously this needs to go into full production! Amy has nailed the Chilli Sauce and Ketchup recipe
Seriously delicious - although my photo is not doing it justice! Now I'm sharing more stuff I have vowed to try and get better at the whole photography thing! Most of the time though, by the time I have thought to whip out my phone and snap a pic of a beautiful plate I've already tucked in and the plate is seriously smeared up and definitely NOT Insta-ready! Sigh!
New Year celebrations took the form of a BIG Curry night - you know how much we love a Curry! There was obviously way too much food, drink and dancing but we welcomed the start of 2020 with full bellies, big smiles and sore feet!
Hygiene poverty is not being able to afford many of the everyday items most of us take for granted. It is having to make the horrible choice between eating or staying clean because you can't afford both. The Hygiene Bank works just like a Food Bank - it is a movement of people who believe being clean is not a privilege or a luxury. Their network of hygiene banks exist to support people in crisis and those struggling on low income, while at the same time working to inspire social change.
The evening will begin with an hour long Yoga class suitable for all levels - all mats and equipment provided. Roisin is an amazing Yoga teacher - she completed her 200hr Anusara yoga teacher training at Triyoga in London with Bridget Woods-Kramer and now teaches across South and West London. She is a Sweaty Betty ambassador for the Kingston branch, you may already have been lucky enough to catch one of her free classes! Roisin brings a sense of fun and collaboration to her classes - a lovely mix of dynamism, flow and meditative connection.
Little Ginger is bringing the food! After your Yoga, we will sit down together and share a 3 course Plant Powered meal with soft drink provided - feel free to BYOB, it is Friday night after all!
So why not join us for a wonderful way to start the New Year and celebrate Veganuary with a feel good evening knowing you are doing something good for your body and mind as well as being part of a local collective bringing about big change in a small way?
state any injuries or food allergies/intolerances at time of purchase
On the night - Please bring a product to donate directly to people in need in Kingston via The Hygiene Bank: Toothpaste, Deodorant, Nappies, Razors etc
ALL PROCEEDS DONATED TO CHARITY
LITTLE GINGER CAFÉ POPUP!
LITTLE GINGER CAFE POPUP!
25th & 26th January 10am - 5pm
The Museum of Futures, 117 Brighton Rd, Surbiton KT6 5NJ
We know you have missed Little Ginger! So come on down to eat your fave Plant Powered Food and celebrate Veganuary
We are bringing Little Ginger to Surbiton for a whole weekend of delicious Plant Powered food - expect ALL the usual BIG bold, colourful, fresh flavours you have come to expect from Little Ginger along with some new dishes. If you have been to one of our Supper Clubs then you know you will not want to miss this! Think BIG bangin' Breakfasts (see above!), Rainbow Buddha Bowls, Little Ginger Burgers and much much more!