WORKSHOPS

20th november 2019  //  6pm - 8.30pm

WREATH PARTY

Collected, slung and bound. I had written "Invitation to the Christmas wreath binding" with sepia ink on my cards. And in order to express my anticipation, I wrote the first lines of an Christmas Carols: "Deck the halls with bounds of holly. Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la!" Decorates the halls with holly branches, it says. We gladly comply with this request, because today we tie wreaths together. From the classical Advent wreath, which the theologian Johann Hinrich Wichern introduced in 1839 in the Rauhen Haus in Hamburg, to the magnificent door and window wreath. I have already set the table in the large fireplace hall. On brown wrapping paper the handcrafted utensils are already ready: red garden shears, binding wire in different thicknesses and straw rings as underlay. The whole room smells of the many bundles of fir green, a hint of eucalyptus, Mediterranean herbs and of the resin of the pine cones. What a potpourri of Christmassy scents! From outside, the laughter of the arrivals rolls in. Welcome, I hear myself calling out. A favourite word. After a small warm-up lap in front of the fireplace with crispy sandwiches and tea, we first walk through the nearby winter landscape with basket and scissors.

A closer look reveals beautiful pieces of nature which we can use for the wreaths: Soft moss and lichen-covered, knotty twigs from the forest, mistletoes from our old orchard, last rose buds and feather-light seeds from the garden in Sleeping Beauty sleep. With red cheeks and well-stocked baskets we return to start our wreath workshop. From the flexible branches of willow and dogwood it is easy to loop rings of the desired size. We use them as a base for finer wreaths. For Advent wreaths the thicker straw rings are perfect, they give the candles the necessary hold afterwards. Through the combination of different greens, flowers, cones and even feathers, our hands create the
most wonderful Christmas wreaths. First we cut the small bundles of conifer green, lay them ready and then wrap them tightly around the wreath with flower wire. The traditional dark green box wreaths with which we decorate the windows are best complemented by red velvet ribbons. I use them every year and just iron them up briefly beforehand. From the kitchen it smells of finely seasoned hot cider and the general delight at the finished Christmas wreaths this early evening couldn't be greater.

This workshop with the TV cook and culinary author Theresa Baumgärtner includes:

  • A warm welcome to Hazelnut House by the hostess
  • Punch and homemade warm scones in front of the open sandstone fireplace
  • Workshop for an impressive door wreath or Advent wreath made of natural materials. Use of wonderful twigs, selected fir green and cones.
  • Materials for a starter set. Candles and additional materials can be purchased separately

149,00 € per person

28th march 2020  //  2pm - 5pm

TEA TIME AS WITH JANE AUSTEN IN THE SPRING GARDEN OF HAZELNUT HOUSE

In spring, the trees at Hazelnut House plunge into a radiant sea of white flowers. It's like nature is celebrating a wedding! On this afternoon we all put on our most romantic clothes, choose the most beautiful old porcelain tableware from Theresa and cover a long table in the spring garden of Hazelnut House with silver cutlery and linen fabrics. Under the walnut tree we find delicate violets in white and blue tones. Happy we carry them into the house and candy them for our biscuits. Together we bake the finest delicacies for our Tea Time with Jane Austen and Theresa introducing us to the art of pâtisserie. We fill tender shortcrust pies with fine French vanilla cream and fresh fruit. Now it is time to take a seat. The bees hum about us and while we enjoy our tea time under the spring sky we listen to the stories of Mr. Darcy.

 

For all fans of pride and prejudice!

This workshop with the TV cook and culinary author Theresa Baumgärtner includes:

  • A warm welcome to Hazelnut House by the hostess
  • Walk through the spring garden and collection of edible violets and blossoms
  • Baking Workshop with Theresa Baumgärtner
  • Tea Time under the white blossoming trees of Hazelnut House and reading excerpts from Jane Austen's famous work incl. high-quality "Hazelnut House" cooking apron

194,00 € per person

23th may 2020  //  2pm - 5pm

A CULINARY WALK THROUGH THE BLOSSOMING MAY

Escape everyday life and immerse yourself for an afternoon in the vastness of the natural landscape of Hazelnut House. The meadow sage blossoms in brilliant violet on the fields. Butterflies are dancing. Butterflies dancing. Listen to the rustle of the May green leaves in the forest. White long light carnations sway in the wind. In between, discover the flowers of the meadow widow flower in delicate purple. Finding summer happiness in the beauty of nature. It is the little things that touch us in our hearts and fill us with love and positive lightness in everyday life. Bind a large bouquet of meadow flowers from wild flowers. Spread out a picnic blanket at the most beautiful spot. Observe white cloud pictures in the light blue sky. Feel the summer with all your senses and enjoy the finest delicacies from Theresas kitchen!

This workshop with the TV cook and culinary author Theresa Baumgärtner includes:

  • A warm welcome to Hazelnut House by the hostess 
  • A hike through the breathtaking, blooming natural landscape of Hazelnut House with Theresa Baumgärtner
  • A lovely homemade picnic with sweet and salty delicacies and an exquisite selection of wine

130,00 € per person

June 22th 2020  //  4pm - 11pm

MIDSUMMER FESTIVAL

It's midsummer. Now are the longest days of the year and there is nothing better than being outside. The large garden of Hazelnut House is slowly showing off its summer splendour. Sweet dark fruits hang from the large cherry tree and the raised beds are filled with herbs, edible flowers and delicious salads. White linen blankets flutter on the clothesline, waiting to be laid on the garden tables. Summer is in the air and we cordially invite you! Come, we're having a party!

We want to prepare everything together. The last ingredients are harvested quickly and then everything is ready in the large kitchen of the house to cook all the delicious midsummer dishes: baked salmon with lemon crust and fresh fennel, dill potatoes and pickled herring fillets, summer salads with fresh pea pods, small homemade Köttbullar, creamy spring cream for the crispbread and as a dessert fluffy cinnamon biscuits, strawberries and elderberry ice cream. Simply heavenly...

 

On the terrace there are large vases filled with wonderful summer flowers and delicate grasses. For our midsummer festival we bind together the most beautiful wreaths of flowers in all the colours of summer. Everyone gets his own wreath! And so lovingly bound each one becomes a small work of art.

The garden of Hazelnut House is decorated with arrangements of birch branches and brightly coloured ribbons that dance wonderfully in the wind. And of course there is music! For the children a very special place with wonderful games is waiting to be discovered. At many tables and on cozy picnic blankets everyone comes together in large groups. Together we enjoy the delicious food and refresh ourselves with a cold glass of wine or sparkling lemonade. Sugar-sweet strawberries disappear into laughing children's mouths. On the heads of the guests, who are dressed in white, the self-made wreaths of meadow flowers shine in competition. When the evening comes, the lanterns in the fruit trees gradually light up. A fresh midsummer wind carries the first cricket chirping of the year. Happy laughter, singing and dancing delight the hearts and our midsummer picnic. The children gather around the campfire and bake small breads on long hazelnut rods until the first satisfied yawn appears. Like precious treasures, the flower wreaths are then lifted from the heads and carried home as a memento of this special day.

 

What a midsummer festival! The garden of Hazelnut House is decorated with arrangements of birch branches and brightly coloured ribbons that dance wonderfully in the wind. And of course there is music! For the children a very special place with wonderful games is waiting to be discovered. At many tables and on cozy picnic blankets everyone comes together in large groups. Together we enjoy the delicious food and refresh ourselves with a cold glass of wine or sparkling lemonade. Sugar-sweet strawberries disappear into laughing children's mouths. On the heads of the guests, who are dressed in white, the self-made wreaths of meadow flowers shine in competition. When the evening comes, the lanterns in the fruit trees gradually light up. A fresh midsummer wind carries the first cricket chirping of the year. Happy laughter, singing and dancing delight the hearts and our midsummer picnic. The children gather around the campfire and bake small breads on long hazelnut rods until the first satisfied yawn appears. Like precious treasures, the flower wreaths are then lifted from the heads and carried home as a memento of this special day.

This workshop with the TV cook and culinary author Theresa Baumgärtner includes:

  • Joint preparation of the picnic buffet in a mini workshop with cookbook author and TV cook Theresa Baumgärtner
  • Mini-Workshop: Binding midsummer wreaths from meadow flowers
  • An aperitif or a glass of lemonade, 2 glasses of wine, water from Hazelnut House (further drinks will be charged extra)
  • Use of play facilities and care for children

290,00 € per person

July 24th 2020  //  6pm - 10pm

A CULINARY SUMMER EVENING

It's summer at Hazelnut House. Outside the crickets chirp, the redstart sings in the tree and the fruit trees carry sweet mirabelles and cherry plums on their branches. The air smells of freshly cut hay. The vegetables in the beds are now showing their fullness. Yellow and green courgettes grow in the garden. Red peppers, fennel, peas and colourful tomatoes in various colours and shapes fill our basket. Swipe with your palms over the basil field, discover white cauliflower between the cabbage leaves. Roasted in the oven it is such a pleasure!

 

With a bunch of edible flowers in our hands, we return to the kitchen. We must definitely try the mozzarella cheese and burrata from the small Luxembourg manufactory. Their taste is incomparable! The harvest and our menu become a celebration of colours. The cuisine is refreshingly Mediterranean. What a pleasure to cook with open doors! In the middle of the orchard we cover a long, white, festive table. Champagne sparkles in the glasses. 

 

This workshop with the TV cook and culinary author Theresa Baumgärtner includes:

  • A warm welcome to Hazelnut House with champagne reception by the hostess 
  • Visit the kitchen garden of Hazelnut House and harvest the ingredients for the menu together
  • Workshop for a festive evening menu at the Hazelnut House cooking school with an open view over the orchard
  • Festive dinner at the large, floral table in the middle of the summer meadow
  • The evening ends with a glass of wine under the starry sky
  • Recipes for the menu included

259,00 € per person