Food brings people together. Sharing a meal with someone is much more palatable – and enjoyable – than eating alone.
‘Saucery’ is a book of quick and easy adaptable sauces and recipes accompanied by top tips and dietary advice to tackle health issues faced by some older people. The recipes are not complicated and have a focus on health, as well as being economical; the shopping lists are kept short and the preparation times to a minimum.
Caroline Cooke and Amanda Clarke of Share and Care Homeshare embarked on the creation of this book during the first lockdown in March 2020; they both enjoy cooking and being creative with food choice and, as so many people moved to working and staying at home, they realised that Sharers and Householders were going to be spending a great deal of time together.
Amanda explains; “We quickly started an on line Seated Exercise class and a weekly newsletter with recipes, tips and news, but we also wanted a project that our clients could engage with during the worrying times, and ideally to create something that would be useful too. Thus our ‘Saucery ‘book was born. It is really lovely that so many people within the Share and Care family have helped with this project, from supplying recipes, giving tips and test cooking, and even taking photos; our front cover was taken by one of our Sharers who has been teaching herself photography during lockdown!”
At Share and Care Homeshare we strive to create a community by not only getting to know all Householder and Sharers in the scheme, but their family members too. Homeshare is so much more than just receiving some help; it creates life-time bonds and friendships that we are so proud of.
The ethos of Homeshare is sharing and caring. That is, sharing a home – and a life – and caring about someone else; giving them company, friendship and practical support. If you know someone who could benefit from Homeshare, please get in touch for a chat.
And if you would like a copy of our ‘Saucery’ book please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org giving us the name and address of the person receiving the book. We are not selling these books but do want to raise some money for a local charity, so we ask please that you make a small donation to the Wimbledon Guild who do great work for the older community in the Borough of Merton.