Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Artisan coffee and pancakes

Coffee and pancakes is a mouthwatering combination I think you will agree.

You will be able to get both at our Spring Food Fair at Baslow (nr Chatsworth).

The artisan Brazilian aribica coffee is being made on the day by Azorieblue.  Ask Adrian for a free taster if you don't believe how good coffee can get.

His artisan coffee should be the perfect accompaniment to Double Dutch hot pancakes available both as sweet and savoury snacks.

Now if that doesn't leave a nice taste in your mouth...I don't know what will?

Hartingtons - food experience

The Cheese Factor coming to Baslow nr Chatsworth

Well cheese lovers.......Great news! Simon Davidson is bringing the Cheese Factor to Hartingtons Spring Food Fair in Baslow on Saturday 2nd April.

I've spoken to Simon several times, a great guy and passionate about his cheese. So much so that the Hairy Bikers visited his cheese shop in Chesterfield pretty recently.

If you love cheese and are near Baslow nr Chatsworth on the 2nd April feel free to pop in to our Spring Food Fair and have a chat to Simon.

I'm sure he'll be able to recommend something to set your 'cheese buds' tingling!

Hartingtons 'food experience'

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Asian Ice Cream to list in Harvey Nichols

Specialist ice cream maker Yee Kwan who was to be appearing at Hartingtons Spring Food Fair on the 2/3 April has unfortunately had to pull out because she is launching her asian flavoured ice creams in Harvey Nichols at the beginning of April.

We at Hartingtons are obviously disappointed; the good news however is that Yee Kwan still intends coming along to our Taste of Asia food fair taking place at Baslow nr Chatsworth on 8 & 9th October.

All we can say is "congratulations to Yee Kwan on this very exciting news & good luck on the launch"

Monday, 21 February 2011

Chatsworth Food Fair dates

Dates for the Chatsworth House Summer Food Fair have just being announced.

Their Summer Food Fair is taking place from the 23rd to the 26th of June.

Local food heroes exhibiting will include Peak Ales and Holdsworth Chocolates from Bakewell.

If you are a foodie and can't wait that long why not come along on 2nd and 3rd April to Hartingtons Spring Food Fair in Baslow nr Chatsworth. Our food fair is almost full and we have some great local food heroes exhibiting. We are also staging a series of 8 more food fairs during the rest of 2011. Check out the dates of our food fairs here.

Why not park at the car park next door to Baslow Village Hall, have a look at our Free Food Fair and then go for a wander in the fantastic grounds of Chatsworth House.

To me sounds like a perfect free day out!

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Pep up your bread making

Any foodies who enjoy baking their own bread know your bread is only as good as the flour that goes into it.

I made one of my best loaves earlier this week. It was, as always, made from a mixture of flour. This time it comprised of white flour, wholemeal, Allison seeded, sunflower seeds and possibly the secret ingredient some Rye Flour from Tuxford Mill.

The great news for those into baking their own bread is Tuxford Windmill has just agreed to come along to Hartingtons Spring Food Fair at Baslow Village Hall (nr Chatsworth). Come along on Sunday 3rd April to meet Paul from Tuxford Windmill and stock up with some freshly milled flour. Your bread will never taste so good!

Friday, 11 February 2011

Spring Food Fair at Baslow (near Chatsworth House)

Great news!! Our Food Fair at Baslow next door to Chatsworth House is now nearly full.

We have a fantastic array of stallholders on Sat 2nd and Sun 3rd April 2011 so why not come along, meet the following local food heroes and stock up with some of their wonderful wares:

Lambarellis - home made pasta sauces

The Girl with The Golden Cup, recent winner of Best Retailer/product at the prestigious Sheffield Business Awards, selling her unique tisanes and infusions

Yee Kwan - superb oriental ice creams and sorbets

Tindalls of Tideswell - superb cakes and hampers

Personally Yours, artisan chocolatier, selling chocolates for Mothers Day and a large range of Easter Eggs and gifts

Hey Pesto - home made pesto

Jamie at Home - Jamie Oliver inspired cookware

Delishas -
home made red pepper relish

Scotts Garden - organic vegetables

Welbeck Bakehouse - artisan bread baked in a wood fired oven

Marcos Zerboni at Taste - Italian Deli selling Italian sweet and savoury treats

Hassop Station Cafe - a great cafe close to the Monsal Trail

Heavenly Cheesecakes - delicious hand made cheesecakes

MKS - wide range of turkish delight, dried fruits and nuts, baklava and other mediterranean treats

Hi Life Dining Card - a card giving discounts at local restaurants

And on the forecourt in front of the Hall to get your tastebuds going we have:

Double Dutch Pancakes - selling a wide range of delicious savoury and sweet pancakes

- local renowned butcher selling a wide range of hot food - roast meat sandwiches, home cured bacon sandwiches and gourmet sausages.

The event which is taking place at Baslow Village Hall is open from 9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. each day. There is a large pay and display car park next to the hall and for those using public transport regular buses from Sheffield, Chesterfield and various Peak District villages stop right outside the venue.

There will be lots of gift ideas for Mothers Day and with Easter only 3 weeks away there will be Easter Eggs, Simnel cakes and other Easter goodies!!

We have a number of special events to celebrate Mothers Day on Sunday so why not treat Mum to something different.

Hope to see you there!!

Julie & Chris

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Asian inspired ice cream

How many of us would associate Asia with ice cream? Not many I would say.

However, I've just returned from travelling around South East Asia for 3 weeks and I can report that this part of the world showers you with all sorts of exotic and unexpected ice cream flavours to tempt and surprise the palate. This was much to the delight of my ice cream loving travelling partner. How about for instance Durian ice cream or even Green Tea and Redbean flavour?

Well the good news for lovers of exotic ice cream is you don't have to travel 14 hours on a plane as I did to experience them. Hartingtons forthcoming Spring Food Fair on the 2nd and 3rd April at Baslow nr Chatsworth will have Sheffield's own Yee Kwan and her Asian inspired ice cream collection. How about lime and lemon grass or black sesame seed to tickle your taste buds?