The End of the Summer

The Indian Summer appears to be over, and our thoughts are turning towards the colder darker nights, comfort food of thick stews following a hearty soup for lunch! Apple pies with custard, and Burtree treacle puddings (I can’t make them as nice and they are quicker to cook)

The farmshops are ordering their gift packs ready for the festive season that will soon be on our doorstep. Sales of the plain and garlic and rosemary oil have gone through the roof now we are all eating roasts again, and I have to say that appearing on James Martin as his Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil has helped! Once again our thanks must go to him for his fantastic support of our oil over the past seven years.

In the office we are hoping to appoint someone with more expertise than I to keep you all informed of our antics. Watch this space for more news and announcements. I shall continue writing this news section though as I do enjoy it! You might start getting pictures though – which would be good!

Stephen has been madly busy with his stoves, and as we sit in front of ours I am not surprised. The lovely heat they generate is fantastic, very conducive to snoozing in the evening. Not that either of us do that…….. well only a little!

This last week we attended the Deliciously Yorkshire Awards Dinner, held at York Railway museum, with Nigel Baden from Radio 2. Great company and great food. The food producers in Yorkshire really do deserve your support. So much innovation and fabulous food. My personal favourites were the Sciolti’s chocolates and the savoury Nib nibs.

Next week Stephen is at the Institute of Directors Dinner in London, where he has been shortlisted for the National Junior Entrepreneur of the Year. To get this far is unbelievable, and you can guarantee I will be shouting from the rooftops if he wins.

Next week is also our Grand daughters first birthday it really does not seem to be a year since she was born, but what a joy she has been, so there will be lots of cuddles over the weekend can’t wait.

Next month we will be out and about with shows for the whole month, so hopefully will see you all then. Let me know where you would like to see us.