Monday, 30 June 2008

Lovely local honey

I am delighted to be a stockist for Martin Ainsworth's local honey. It seems my customers are too. The jars of honey from bees in the Bolton area, are flying off the shelves. Maybe it's because local honey is reported to be a natural treatment for hay fever, or maybe it's just because it's delicious. Either way it's clear that you love it, I only hope that Martin's bees can produce enough!

Friday, 27 June 2008


Big thanks to Stephen & Carly from Starly spice co for their free product tasting, held at Thyme today. Customer feedback was really positive and we now have full stock of their whole range including their 3 new spice mixes - pepper chicken, biryani & balti. Each of their spice mixes serves 4 and comes with a recipe on the pack. Just add your meat and some basic ingredients and everyone will believe you have been cooking for hours!

Wednesday, 25 June 2008


This year, for the first time i have attempted to grow veg in my garden at home. Tonight I harvested my first crop - some lovely peas. Ok so there were only about 8 pods ready to be eaten, but what they lacked in numbers they more than made up for in taste. They were the sweetest peas i have ever tasted and i am hoping the plants will produce more yet. Now I am looking hopefully at my broad beans, courgettes, squash and tomatoes, maybe I will even have enough for a whole meal!! I wonder if i should put my name down for an allotment?

Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Cookery demo

Hello, The next cookery demo at Thyme will be held on Tues 29th July at 2.30pm. Tickets will be on sale later this week and cost £5 each. This £5 will be redeemable against our deli products on the day of the demo. More details to follow....
Sadly my manager Nicola will be emigrating to Australia in September and will be leaving her position as manager from early August. I am sure you will all wish Nicola and her husband Ralph love and luck for their exciting new future down under. I am pleased to announce that Emma will be taking over as manager of Thyme when Nicola leaves. I am sure you will all get to know Emma well over the coming months.

Monday, 23 June 2008

First Thyme

Hello, welcome to my Thyme Deli blog and to customers new and old.

During July Thyme will be holding our latest cookery demo - details and date tbc - watch this blog for details. We are excited that Angela is back from a holiday in Marrakesh and she is more than willing to share her foodie tips with you. Why not try your hand at a North African dish, we are currently stocking preserved lemons, harissa, couscous...

Don't miss the product tasting here at Thyme on Fri 27th June by Starly Spices from Cumbria. Pop in anytime between 11 and 3.

Hope to see you soon