Visits and dates

Poland, Oct 2012

Italy, Cividale March 2013

Turkey Amasya September 2013

Germany , Kassel December 2013

UK London March 2014 Featured a( Conference –Big Society –Lessons to be Learnt

Portugal Lisbon June 2014

Visit to Turkey

With a well documented history of 7500 years Amasya is a typical  Turkish City. It is a beautiful City with artefacts belonging  to time span of thousands og years, a place of historic buildings, cultural legacy and artistic elements that have survived time and space


Host in Amasya Organisation responsible for Orphans under the ministry responsible for Family and Social Policy



Food for Body, Mind and Spirit – Gathering Europe Around the Table

Amasya Meeting, September 10-14, 2013


September 10th Arrival day

Introduction activities for other participants

September 11th

Visits to traditional handcraft centers


Workshop (Cooking traditional Turkish foods)

Picking up fresh vegetable


September 12th

September 13th

08:00-10:00 Breakfast at the hotel

10:00-10:30 Introducing participants and meeting program.

10:30-11:30 Project coordinators meeting

11:30-12:00 Coffe/tea break

12:00 Departure to Amasya

12:30-14:00 Lunch (Amasya Şehir Restaurant)


18:00-19:00 Free time

19:00-21:00 Dinner (Ali Kaya Restaurant)

21:30 Back to Hotel

07:00-09:00 Breakfast at the hotel

09:15 Departure to Suluova Boğazköy (a farm)


14:30 Departure to Amasya

15:00-18:00 Cultural visits in the city

18:00-19:00 Project coordinators meeting

19:00-21:00 Dinner (Eylül Buğusu Restaurant)

21:30 Back to Hotel

07:00-09:00 Breakfast at the hotel

09:15 Departure to Boraboy lake

10:30-12:30 Walking in the nature (Boraboy lake)

12:30-14:00 Lunch (Boraboy Restaurant)

15:00-18:00 Cultural visits in the city

18:00-18:30 Free time

18:30-20:00 Dinner (Lalehan Otel)

20:00-21:30 Turkish art music concert (Bimarhane)

21:30 Back to Hotel

Free time for other participants

September 14th Departure day





Visit to Turkey

Visit to Turkey



Intergenerational and diversity in Turkey



Group at Governor’s Palace



Beauty of Amasya






Talking to an orphan boy





Sharing Food





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Gathering Europe around the table
























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Chicken Masala Recipe


WAND’s Cook and Taste workshops demonstrate:

  • Cooking nutritious affordable meals.
  • Preparing family budgets.
  • Talking about money with children and grandchildren

Chicken Tikka Masala


3 tbsp low fat natural yoghurt
2 tsp fresh garlic, crushed
2 tsp fresh ginger, crushed
1 tsp black pepper, coarsely ground
1 tsp red chilli paste
2 tbsp coriander,chopped
1 Lemon
450g skinless chicken breast, diced

1 tsp cumin seeds
1 medium onion, chopped
1 tbsp fenugreek leaves, chopped
2 tbsp tomato puree
1tsp garam masala
11/2 ground coriander
2 tbsp half fat crème fraiche
1 tsp oil

Prep 20mins cook 20 mins Serves 6


Mix the yoghurt, garlic, ginger, black pepper, chilli paste, juice of 1 lemon and half the fresh coriander and spoon this mixture over the chicken. Allow to marinate for 1-2 hours in the fridge.

Heat the oil in a large pan, add the cumin and chopped onion and cook on a medium heat until brown.
Remove the chicken from the marinade and add the chicken to the pan. Cook on a high heat for about 5 minutes.

Stir in the fenugreek, tomato puree, garam masala and cumin and coriander powder.
Reduce the heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked and the liquid has evaporated.
Stir in the crème fraiche and coriander before serving

Why not try..?
Serving in wholemeal pitta bread with lettuce and sliced cucumber and tomato
Serving with steamed vegetables e.g. broccoli, or adding vegetables into the pan with the chicken e.g. spinach or peas and serving with basmati rice
Replacing the chicken with white fish fillets