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How the Open Hoose project came to be the community bread club with a twist

All photography and videography by Patrick Rooney

Starting as an Open Hoose project, Delicious formed as a group of amateur bakers and bread enthusiasts, getting together to share recipes and tips, as well as making dough!

How it started

Led by retired nurse and keen amateur baker, Liz Grieve, Doughlicious was set up to offer a space where people could access and learn the skills needed to create a dough, whether for baking a simple loaf of bread, or starting a pizza base, whatever appeals more!

Passionate about baking and the process of informal learning through knowledge sharing, Liz has sought to create an approachable and educational space, free of charge, where she could share her experience of baking with others and learn new techniques and recipes in return.

Watch the short clip below for a Doughlicious member’s insight into the group, and why it matters to them.

The purpose

Using only organic and natural ingredients including wheat grown and milled in Scotland, Doughlicious looks to impart the skills to bake bread at home, with the ethos that, by doing so, the local community can feed directly into the grain economy of Scotland.

Doughlicious aims to:

  • Empower and inspire people to bake their own bread
  • Provide a place to learn, share skills and experiences
  • Offer opportunities for members of the community to get together
  • Contribute to a sustainable Scottish grain economy

Doughlicious is a group open to anyone who likes to bake or wants to learn how to begin, letting you shape your own baking journey.

Would you like to get involved?

Keep an eye on our events page for the next Doughlicious session, held at The Stove.

Open Hoose is a project at the heart of the Stove’s community venue. Ideas are given the space, time, resources and support of the Stove Network to launch ambitious projects to galvanise and gather our communities together.

From climate cafes to bread clubs, jam nights and creative writing groups, Open Hoose offers an eclectic mix of different activities for everyone to take part in. 

Find out more about Open Hoose here.

Open Hoose – Our River Nith

August 23 @ 6:00 pm 8:00 pm

Part of our Open Hoose Programme and inspired by conservation initiatives across the country, a new group wants to question and explore what exactly a Conservation Trust for the River Nith might look like. A new group for those passionate about protecting one of our most extraordinary natural assets.

The Stove Cafe will be open for pre-event food and drinks from 5.30pm.

100 High Street
Dumfries, DG1 2BJ United Kingdom
01387 252435
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De-Growth Club

June 30 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

A monthly meeting space for conversation and action. De-growth is all about  how we collectively rethink our approach to living so that it is not fuelled by economic growth, instead advocating for environmental and social justice as the markers of a prosperous society. 

Our June session will be designed in the form of a reading group, focussing on a selection of short texts handed out at the beginning of the evening.  However the space will evolve to meet the expectations of those who attend. 

Attendees are encouraged to get involved in organising the next session. This is a space for those familiar with de-growth principles and those new to the conversation, a space of collective questioning, learning and potentially change.

100 High Street
Dumfries, DG1 2BJ United Kingdom
01387 252435
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Doongamers: Magic The Gathering

October 1 @ 7:03 pm

Magic: the Gathering is a collectable trading card game dating back to 1993. Players use their decks, containing lands, spells, and creatures, to battle against their opponent using a variety of tactics and strategies until one player emerges victorious.

Magic comes in many formats, each with its own list of cards that are allowed to be played in that format. The Pioneer format (the one chosen by Team Scoop to be played at The Stove) is beginner friendly, accessible, and fun, with cards from late 2012 (Return to Ravnica) being legal, with a few exceptions that have been banned due to their power level.

Games (over 18’s only)

£5 entry fee will add 1.5 boosters to the prize pool per player, with each player receiving one pack, and the rest being distributed amongst the top scoring players.

Commander/other casual play:
Free, can be arranged into pods/events on demand

100 High Street
Dumfries, DG1 2BJ United Kingdom
01387 252435
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