Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Baslow Food Fairs - we is famous!

Hartingtons Baslow Food Fairs have only been going since April but we are already getting a following and grabbing the headlines despite our grammar!

As well as featuring regularly in the Sheffield Telegraph, Sheffield Star, Derbyshire Times, Peak Advertiser, Totley Independent and the esteemed Baslow Parish Newsletter we have just found out that we are getting featured in the latest edition of the Go Out Magazine produced by East Midlands Trains.

So it's full steam ahead on the marketing front!

We hope you can stop by in Baslow on the 10th July for our 4th & best food fair yet.

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Saturday, 25 June 2011

Saturday surprise of food delights

Julie and I stopped off at Sheffield's Banner Cross Fair today just to have a mooch.

Much to our delight we found some really interesting local food producers that we are hoping will come along to our next Baslow Food Fair.

This included Gary from the Pumpkin Seed Oil company. Apparently pumpkin oil is big in central Europe in countries such as Slovenia and Austria. We tried it. It's beautiful. Very nutty and ideal over salads and I think it would be great for a stir fry or even added in to bread for those that bake their own.

Other finds were the Riverford Organic who deliver organic veg and fruit baskets and Feel-Good Cakes who produce a range of nutritional cakes from natural ingredients. Other interesting potential stallholders were an Indian Food stall and Little Italy providing hot authentic pasta dishes and risottos.

We are genuinely hoping that some of them will be able to make our next food fair in Baslow on 10th July 2011 and hope you too will be able to come along.

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Friday, 24 June 2011

Like us & we'll Love you forever!

This is a little request to anybody alighting on our unassuming little blog.

Spare a moment and visit our website and like our facebook page.  If we get 25 likes we will get our own URL.

So like us today and we will love you forever!

Chris & Julie x

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Thursday, 23 June 2011

Cheese cheese cheese at Baslow

I love cheese.

I can't see why you wouldn't? Salty, sweet, increasingly spicy artisan cheese. The variety is endless and we have a great cheese stall coming to our next Food Fair in Baslow on the 10th July.

The Really Good Cheese company is well named but it under describes it's vast range and Mary's expertise on the subject of cheese.

So cheese lovers make a bee line to our next Food Fair in Baslow nr Chatsworth if you want to indulge in the world of cheese.

Hartingtons Baslow Food Fair nr Chatsworth 10th July from 10.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. at Baslow Village Hall.

Monday, 20 June 2011

Baslow Food Fair - from strength to strength!

Hartingtons Baslow Food Fair just goes from strength to strength. At only the third event of the nine planned this year the numbers of foodies eager to try and taste the array of food was overwhelming and they were all given a real treat.

Highlights for me were the valiant attempts by various visitors to cook up a perfect curry under the able tutorship of Jas Rayatt from Red Hot Cuisine. There were some serious chilli infused vapours filling the hall but it all just added to the colour and spectacle of the event!

Lorna from Heavenlies eagerly satisfied the cravings of those with a sweet tooth putting on a delightful range of cakes, brownies, tarts and cream teas for those getting into the pre - Wimbledon spirit.

Andrew Auld of The Loaf brought along an incredible range of freshly baked loaves the like of which you wouldn't get in even the largest of supermarkets. I've just had some of his sourdough bread for lunch and I have to say it was absolutely delicious.

Those people who like a tipple were well catered for with Beaujolais from Derbyshire based Genevieve's family vineyard in Burgundy, beer from Leek Brewery and Luigi from Taste of Italy brought along a fine selection of Italian wines and beer.

Glynne from the Herb and Fruit Company was his usual genial self and sold buckets of his infused oils and vinaigrettes . My favourite was the strawberry and mint and at £1.99 a bottle it was an absolute bargain!

The Hartingtons roadshow rolls on and we are already putting together our next Food Fair in Baslow .....on 10th July.

One thing we do know is that with your help it will be even bigger and better.

Thanks to all the visitors and exhibitors and if you have enjoyed the event and are on facebook don't forget to LIKE US!

Chris & Julie

Friday, 17 June 2011

Baslow Food Fair nr Chatsworth - June line up just announced

It's Fathers Day on Sunday but even more importantly it's our 3rd Artisan Food Fair in Baslow so stick it in your diary and come along. We have some fantastic new faces coming to this Food Fair so if you have been before there will be lots of new food producers to meet, chat to and some great new products to taste.

The line up for Hartingtons Food Fair is as follows:

The Loaf - Artisan Bakers from Crich & Matlock - World beating sourdough bread & much more..
Japanese Ideas - Hiroko's sushi is the real deal - she also does Japanese cookery courses
Tindalls - Renowned baker and deli from Tideswell - their reputation for quality is well deserved
The Fruit & Herb Company - exotic oils and marinades - salad never tasted so good!
Heavenlies - High tea with fresh scones & tea or coffee plus assorted sweet delights
Taste of Italy - Taste those Tuscan hills with Luigi's genuine Italian offerings
Bakewell Soap Company - Local & natural & smells so good
Red Hot Cuisine - Spice up your life and your cooking with Jas's spice packs & snacks
Calico - Ideal kitchen accessories & textiles
Pure indulgence - Indulge yourself in the cup cake phenomenon
Jamie at Home - 'Trendy' Cookware from the baby faced 'geezer'
Genevieve - Beaujolais wine from an area that has wine making in it's blood.
Staffordshire Cheese Company - exotic cheeses and blends
The Leek Brewery - award winning ales from a leading microbrewery

The event is sponsored by Hi-Life - which makes eating out more affordable

Hartingtons will cordially welcome our first guests at 10.30 and doors close at 4.30.

All welcome & entry is free.

Look forward to meeting you.

Chris & Julie X

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Chatsworth House - Things to do!

If you are thinking of visiting Chatsworth House this weekend do remember to pop in and say Hello to the Hartingtons crew at Baslow Village Hall next door. We will be running our third and biggest Food Fair to date on the 19th June.

We have got some great local food producers..... just have a look at the rest of the Blog to see who's coming along.

You can't beat a stroll in the gardens at Chatsworth so why not combine a visit to our free Food Fair with a little bit of exercise. Then the great tasting food will come guilt free!

Baslow Food Fair nr Chatsworth House & next to the Cavendish Hotel on the main road through Baslow. Sunday 19 June from 10.30 to 4.30. FREE ADMISSION.

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Baslow Food Fair - attracts The Loaf

Anybody who has tried to bake their own bread knows how difficult it can be sometimes to get it right.

Real artisan bakers like The Loaf from Crich and now with a new cafe in Matlock have made  a come back in recent years.  One of their specialities is their sourdough bread.

The Loaf are coming along to our next food fair in Baslow nr Chatsworth on the 19th June so if you are looking for some tasty fresh bread for the week and haven't got time to prepare your own why not pop along.

They will also be bringing along a selection of tasty items from their deli counter including the world famous red pepper jelly from Delishas which is guaranteed to sell out if previous experience is anything to go by so don't be late.

The Baslow Food Fair opens at 10.30 until 4.30

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Wednesday, 15 June 2011

High tea @ Hartingtons Baslow Food Fair nr Chatsworth

I love a good scone....don't you?

I think it must be the crumbly, buttery texture. It's like receiving a comforting hug from an old friend.

So why not come along this Sunday and have a taste of Lorna from Heavenlies afternoon tea and coffee with home baked scones.

Traditionally good!

I've already formed a queue so get in line. Me first!

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Monday, 13 June 2011

Baslow Food Fair - it's all go go go!

With less than a week to go to our next Baslow Food Fair it's all hotting up!

Could it be the thought of Jas of Red Hot Cuisine cooking up his Indian spices and demonstrating how you cook authentic Indian recipes in a healthy way.  It might be Lorna at Heavenlies exotically tasty chocolate brownies flavoured with ginger or chilli.  What about Sue Carline from the Leek Brewery and Staffordshire Cheese company and their range of artisan cheeses including their famous Hartington cheese with pieces of chilli to give it a bit of a kick?

So if you are a loose end on Father's Day or you just want to experience some different food and have a great free day out........ I can recommend that you go go go and hot foot it down to Baslow this Sunday.

You won't be disappointed.

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Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Red hot cuisine at our Baslow Food Fair (nr Chatsworth)

Anybody who has come along to our previous food fairs in Baslow will know that we have had some 'red hot' local food producers.

Well if you come to our next food fair on the 19th June you will be treated to THE red hot cuisine.

This company set up to bring authentically tasty and spicy Indian food without necessarily all the calories.

Jas will be conducting a number of cookery demonstrations at our event to show Indian Food Lovers just how they can create the authentic flavours and taste and still feel that they are eating healthily.

Interested? Put 19th June in the diary. Remember the Baslow Food Fair is FREE and opens its doors from 10.30.


Friday, 3 June 2011

Food travel reports

Julie and I have just got back from our New York and Iceland trip. A bit of a contrast in every way.

We were both looking forward to trying out some of the exciting food on offer. To be honest we were a little disappointed in both places. Admittedly we were trying to eat out 'on a budget' but even so the trip just reinforced our view that actually the UK now rivals most places when it comes to general eating out, local food producers and certainly variety of food.

The highlights of the food tour were probably a warm lobster salad in Reykjavik and some gorgeous Lebanese food in New York. The lowlight was definitely the vegetarian Sushi in Greenwich Village. What is it about the American food psyche that if they give you four times as much of tasteless bland food then that's OK? I have never seen sushi the size of a Swiss roll before. Do they not get it that the whole idea is that sushi is small, delicate pieces to be eaten as bite size parcels.

The one thing we can promise is that the artisan local food producers coming to our next Food Fair on the 19th June won't be bland. Already we have proper sushi, honey, heavenly New York cheesecakes, flavoured oils and dressings, pies and flans, Italian deli and wines, preserves, bread, cupcakes and biscuits, local cheeses and beer.

Already looking forward to seeing you at our Food Fair at Baslow Village Hall (nr Chatsworth House) on the 19th June.

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