Well we had a fantastic weekend at Harrogate Flower Spring Show
Thank you to everyone who came to see us!
The weather stayed uncharacteristically fine and sunny, the flower displays were delightful
and the products on offer were wonderful.
Make sure you put it in you diary for next year!
If you are like me you may be feeling a little disillusioned with world a the moment, lettuce shortages, struggling economies and disappointing world leaders do not encourage confidence… so lets inspire our own optimistic future by getting together and celebrating local produce and people! Give yourself a boost in these cold early months of 2017 by supporting and re-investing in your local area.
The 17th -19th February will see Wakefield’s fantastic ‘Festival of Food, Drink and Rhubarb’, where small businesses will gather in the centre of town, to offer wonderful produce from cheese and chutney and bread to beer. The 3 day event champions Rhubarb and the local producers that use it. There will also be live entertainment in the form of cookery demonstrations and street performers as well as workshops and taster sessions.
You may be wondering what’s the big deal? Well rhubarb is cultivated in an area of West Yorkshire called the ‘Rhubarb Triangle’ and this area has grown the best quality forced rhubarb for hundreds of years. It’s such a great product that Yorkshire Forced Rhubarb has earned ‘protected name status’ a credit given to only the best and most desirable products such as Parma Ham and Champagne. Today’s triangle is formed between Wakefield, Morley and Rothwell, however it was once much bigger and produced 90% of the world’s winter forced rhubarb.
Rhubarb thrives in wet, cold winters so is very at home in Yorkshire. It is an ancient plant that can be traced back to China in 2700 BC where it was used for medical purposes to reduce fever and cleanse the body.
To honour this remarkable vegetable Peckish Kitchen has created a Rhubarb & Custard Jam that will make its debut at Wakefield’s popular event, ‘We are excited to launch our new Rhubarb & Custard Jam at the festival, it is reminiscent of the popular sweets of our childhood and the combination of flavours make it perfect on toast for breakfast but also or with ice cream as a sweet treat’ Francesca, Peckish Kitchen.
The 17th -19th February will see Wakefield’s fantastic
where small businesses will gather in the center of town, to offer wonderful produce from cheese and chutney and bread to beer.
The 3 day event champions Rhubarb and the local producers that use it. We will be in chalet 32 outside at the foot of the steps of the Cathedral debuting our new
Rhubarb & Custard Jam
There will also be live entertainment in the form of cookery demonstrations and street performers as well as workshops and taster sessions.
Friday 17th February 10.00am – 5.00pm
Saturday 18th February 10.00am – 5.00pm
Sunday 19th February 10.00am – 4.00pm
Take a stroll around Wortley Hall’s wonderfully festive Traditional Christmas Market Sunday 27th November 11am – 4pm and start your Christmas shopping with over 60 stalls inside the rooms of the main house.
Enjoy the Festive atmosphere as you peruse wonderful artisan gifts and food.
Then treat yourself to a mulled wine and mince pie in the lounge or bar.
Need the perfect gift for your foodie friends and family?
Why not a Peckish Kitchen Apron and 2 Jar Box Set or a mix and match Hessian Gift Bag?
Feeling Peckish… Make sure you pop along and see us.
Peckish Products now available from
Great Yorkshire Showground, Railway Rd, Harrogate HG2 8NZ
We will be offering tasting samples to visitors Saturday 16th July
So make sure you pop along and see what we have on offer
We are very excited to be attending this years very popular Pontefract Liquorice Festival 10th July 10am – 4pm.
It is an entertaining day out for the whole family. Browse and shop at the outdoor market, enjoy street performers or join in with one of the many workshops and activities taking place throughout the day. #liquoricefest
Pontefract was the centre of the British liquorice industry and the annual festival celebrates the town’s liquorice growing heritage.
Inspired by the festival, we have created our New…
- Blueberry and Liquorice Jam
and launching two other products for summer:
- Pink Grapefruit & Prosecco Marmalade
- Strawberry, Balsamic & Black Pepper.
The Waterfront Festival will be held on 25th and 26th June 2016, illuminating five miles of Leeds canal and river ways, from the textile heritage of Armley and Castleton Mills to the spectacular location of Granary Wharf.
We will be at Victoria Wharf where Brasserie Blanc will be offering a feast of French culture, this year’s festival will be the biggest yet, with a spectacular offering of arts, music and culture along the tow paths; and boat rides, music, food, drinks and activities for all the family to enjoy!