Every Tuesday, Amy devotes a good part of the day to preparing a feast for Kindlehill’s wwoofers.
Last week she made spinach pie and brownies. The week before it was mushroom lasagne and strawberry flan. This week pumpkin cannelloni with a tomato sauce and salad was on the menu followed by pear and apple crumble with double cream.
She and Jamie even managed to whip something up the week their fourth child was born. “I didn’t want to let them down”, she explained. “Because of the baby, I physically can’t do much at the school right now, so this is one way of doing it.”
For Amy, good food is more than nutrition but the core of life; the simple act of sitting down and sharing a meal is a foundation stone of society. It’s also a way of showing a wwoofer – a traveller living in temporary digs, a long way from home – that someone cares about them.
Food enables Amy to express her take on life.