Monday, 28 December 2009

New Year celebrations

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas. Thyme will reopen on Tue 29th Dec, (hours lsited on the right of this page).

From Tuesday we have an offer for your New Year party on Patchwork products.
Buy any 120g size Pate pack, a Pate relish (choice of 3) and a pack of blinis for £9.
All products come frozen, just defrost 24hours in advance and you will have the quickest tastiest canapes for New Year.
Happy New year.

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Friday, 18 December 2009

Christmas shopping

There is still Thyme to finish your Christmas shopping - we will be open as usual until 3pm on Christmas Eve.
If you need a last minute gift don't forget about our hampers and gift bags which you can fill with products of your choice. Alternatively we still have a selection of our set price hampers left at the moment.
Don't forget your Sticky toffee puddings, Patchwork Pate & cheese too.

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Tasting Evening 09

Big thank you to all who turned up for our tasting evening, and to Emma, Sonia, Nicola & Angela for working.

Thanks also to Ian & Lisa, and aslo Anthony for the lovely photos.

Friday, 27 November 2009

Sticky Toffee Chocolates

The demand for the new sticky toffee chocolates from Cartmel Village Sticky Toffee Pud Co. has been so high that we have sold out!!! Next delivery will be on 3rd December (usually pm) so if you would like some (and let's face it who wouldn't) get them quick...

We will be taking orders for whole Patchwork pates until 7th December after that we will be unable to order specific pates but will still have some of the more popular ones to sell. Whole pates range in size from 120g upto 910g. They are all delicious with the new pate relishes also from Patchwork, and also available in the freezer.

This year we have 5 set price hampers which you can order, starting from £25, they are on display in the shop and the window. You can also design your own, with as much or as little help from us as you like.

Only 27 days left till Christmas and nearly time to put those trees up......see you soon.

Friday, 20 November 2009

Tasting Evening

A huge thank you to everyone who came along to our tasting evening, we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.
We will be offering product sampling on our counter on the run up to Christmas, don't forget to have a taste next time you call in.
We have a great selection of products and hampers which your foodie friends will love.
Our 5 set price hampers start from £25 or you can make up your own (we are happy to help with this).
Hope to See you soon,

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Tasting Evening tickets

Our tasting evening is an opportunity to join us for a glass of mulled wine and to sample some of our delicious products.
Tickets are still available but disappearing fast, don't miss out, get your tickets from Thyme today.

Friday, 23 October 2009

Tasting evening

This year's tasting evening will be on Thurs 19th November.
Doors will open 6.30pm (and close 8.30pm).
As usual tickets will be free and available on a first come first served basis.
To get your hands on your ticket please call into Thyme from Mon 26th October.
Tickets are limited to 2 per person.

Monday, 19 October 2009

Tasting evening

Tasting evening in November, more details soon......

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Part time job opportunity

I currently have a vacancy for Saturdays 9-5pm, with a possibility of extra hours between Mon-Fri. Applicants will be ideally aged 18 or over and have a desire to work with like minded foodies.
Please contact Amanda or Emma to apply.

Friday, 2 October 2009

New products for October

I Love this silicone garlic peeler. Just pop a clove or two of garlic into the tub and rub - removes the peel without coming into contact with your skin. It's also dishwasher safe.

Why not try one of the new rice puddings from Gustosecco - choose from chocolate, seville or lavender. Each pack serves 6 and is a real treat of a pud for the colder months.
Reedys local jams and chutneys are no back in stock. Lisa Reedy sources her ingredients from farms around Lancashire wherever possible to produce her lovely products.
Hope to see you soon.

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Naked Knitting Calendar on sale at Thyme!

No we haven't gone mad!
We are happy to be a stockist for the 'Knitting Nora's naked knitting calendar 2010.
These brave local ladies decided to bare all (modesty covered by a cleverly placed knit) to make a charity calendar to raise money for Christie hospital.
The Knitting Noras also knit our cupcakes (also sold to raise money for Christies).
Calendars & cupcakes available from Thyme now.

Monday, 7 September 2009

New Pates

Hello all, sorry it's been a while...summer has been busy for me.
We have sadly said goodbye to 2 of our team and 'welcome' to 2 new team members - Nicola & Richard.
We have also introduced 2 new Patchwork pates - tuscan bean - is sold chilled and is a vegetarian bean pate.
Patchwork have also made a new 'ambient' chicken pate - available in jars. This Italian pate is flavoured with anchovies and capers.
With summer over i am already planning our Christmas hampers and stock....more details soon.

Friday, 14 August 2009

Manufacturer product recall

We have been asked to recall 'Miniamo' melamine spoons (set of 4) by the manufacturer.

If you bought this product from us please refrain from using it and return it to us. Please ask for Emma or Amanda.

Saturday, 18 July 2009

Job opportunity

There is an opportunity to join our busy team as a deli-assistant.
We currently have a part-time vacancy. The role will be between 20-30 hours, working 5 days per week, including Saturdays.
The role of Deli Assistant involves working in the kitchen, deli & cafe. Preparing and cooking food , serving customers, preparing drinks, merchandising, and lots of cleaning.
The role is customer facing and we are looking for someone with a passion for good food who can deliver excellent customer service.
If this sounds like you call in for an application form.
Please avoid calling during our busy lunch periods (12-2).

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Thyme open for Horwich Carnival & Races

Thyme will be open this Sunday 21st June from 10 - 3.30 to coincide with the cycle races.
If the weather is good (fingers crossed), you can always escape from the crowds and take your coffee on our outdoor seating (at the rear).
We hope to see you this weekend.

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Time Flies

Is it really 6 years since i opened Thyme? As a big thank you to all our customers, today we gave away a complimentary slice of our birthday cake (pictured) with each drink.
We will be contacting the winner of our competition tomorrow.........

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Birthday competition

It will be 6 years on the 9th June, since i first opened the doors of Thyme. As a thank you to all our customers you are invited to enter our competition to win a GIANT limited edition jar of Tracklements Onion Marmalade. Tracklements are also celebrating - their onion marmalade is 10 years old. They have produced a limited number of giant jars, each is numbered and the label illustrated by a local artist.
All you have to do to win, is guess how many onions it took to make a giant jar of onion marmalade. All correct answeres will be entered into a draw and the winner announced on 9th June.
Why not join us on our birthday and enjoy a slice of birthday cake - on us -with your drink ?
We are currently selling 'cupcakes for Christies'. These cupcakes have been knitted by the Knitting Noras and proceeds will go to Christie's Hospital.
I am off on holiday for 2 weeks and back for our birthday celebrations.
Hope to see you soon.

Monday, 4 May 2009

Birthday competition

Apologies for the lack of posts during April - its the end of the financial year for Thyme which means a busy month doing paperwork for me!

It's our 6th birthday in June - doesn't time fly? To celebrate we will be inviting you to enter our competition which will start 22nd May. It could be you - watch this space for more details......

We have some great new products in our cookshop. I especially love the new colours of the Typhoon kitchen scales (green and blue), who wouldn't love a pair of these in their kitchen?

If colour is your thing, then treat yourself to one of our 'rainbow' cafetieres, (pictured)available in 7 colours .

Thursday, 26 March 2009

Egg -citing new products

Easter is nearly upon us, and so are the Easter school holidays. If you're looking for ways to keep the kids amused , why not treat them to some of our cookie cutters and make biscuits over Easter. We have traditional gingerbread men or Easter shapes, as well as vehicles, dinosaurs, horses and space themed cookies.
We also have more of the popular silicone tools including new pan handle covers- to prevent burning your hands, jelly moulds, muffin cases and much more.
If you like to bake we are now stocking a lovely green fluted edge pie dish - and rolling pins and baking beans too.
We also have many new items in the deli - Ranch dressing, mint sauce, and mushroom & tarragon pasta sauce from Atkins & Potts. A wide range of curds including blackcurrant, chocolate and ginger, and local honey is back in stock.
Hope to see you soon.

Monday, 23 February 2009


On Wednesday 25th Feb Thyme is eggspecting (sorry couldn't resist) the first of our easter products to be delivered.

This year I have chosen the delicious, handmade organic eggs from Montezumas. A tough part of my job is tasting different brands of chocolate and Montezumas is definitely one of the best.

These lovely eggs are available in dark, milk or white chocolate and are a real treat for adults or children. Though the little ones may prefer Montezumas easter bunnies - same delicious chocolate but in cute bunnie shapes.

Also back in stock is a selection of Booja Booja chocolate truffles. A constant best seller at Thyme - these lovely chocolates are suitable for vegetarians, vegans, and anyone following a wheat free or dairy free diet. Perfect treats for Mother's day - 22nd March 2009

Watch this space for news on more new products coming soon.

Friday, 20 February 2009

Purple Love 2009

A huge thank you to everyone who has helped make Purple Love Week fun and successful this year. A special thanks goes to Angela (pictured here with her heart garland)for making our lovely window decorations, to Party Animal Leigh for the HUGE balloon heart in our window. I am also really grateful to Lisa Brookes for running our free craft session and Ian Hunt for his Tracklements product tasting. We hope you all enjoyed our events, tastings and purple food, here's a few pics in case you missed it.

Monday, 9 February 2009


We are getting ready for Purple Love Week here at Thyme and have a week of free tastings and events for you to come along and enjoy.
Sat 14th - Sample local cheeses with us

Mon 16th - Try our REAL hot chocolate
and marshmallows

Tue 17th - Bring your kids along to our free crafts session between 2-4pm with a local artist to make some ‘purple love’ decorations which we will display in the shop

Wed 18th - Join Ian Hunt from Tracklements for a free product tasting 11am - 2pm

Thur 19th - Sample homemade blueberry muffins

Fri 20th - Sample olive oil & balsamic vinegar

Sat 21st - Take part in our ‘identify the ingredient’ competition to win a prize
We hope you can join us during the week and taste our 'purple' specials too.
For more info about Purple Love Week see http://www.purplelove/

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Ideas for Valentine's Day for less than a fiver

We have some foodie gifts ideal for Valentine's day now in stock at Thyme.
As the general theme is chocolate you can choose from Cottage Delight's triple indulgence bars - 3 bars of lovely gift wrapped chocolate. Or Violet creams for those of you with more traditional tastes. We also have little gift bags of our hot chocolate flakes or chocolate coated coffee beans along with some new sweets from the Burnt sugar Company. All of these items are under £5.
We can of course make up a hamper if you really want to treat someone (or even yourself!).

Sunday, 25 January 2009


Here at Thyme we are getting ready to take part in this years Purple Love Week. For 2009 the organisers, Olives Et Al, have decided that this years theme will be to try and help the economy!
We’re all hacked off with the doom and gloom mongers telling us it’s bad. We know. So let’s actually do something to change the state of the nation and take us from boom and bust to Spend and Save.
Olives Et Al are running Purple Love Week to keep our shopkeepers shopkeeping, consumers consuming and suppliers supplying. In other words get us all back to what we should be doing.
GREAT! What’s the plan?
SIMPLE! Inject £100m over 22 days into local shops across Britain so they can pay their bills, their staff can pay theirs, you can pay yours, we can pay ours and we all keep the financial cogs moving...
BRILLIANT! What do you have to do?
Just spend £5. Five quid. A fiver. A Minnie Driver. Call it what you like but all you need to do is spend a fiver on yourself.
That fiver will then be spent 5 more times locally.

What have you got to lose? Oh, and if you want to see how spending a fiver puts £100m into the economy check out www. for the science bit.

Our planned events so far to give you even more reason to call in......

Tues 17th Feb - Thyme will be hosting a 'Purple Crafts@ session led by local Community Artist Lisa Brookes. Come along with your kids between 2-4pm for a FREE decoration making session - you can get involved too or just kick back with a coffee and a mag.

Weds 18th Feb - Ian Hunt from Tracklements will be offering a free tasting session between 11am -2pm.

More tastings to follow along with Purple specials ...... Keep checking back for more details.

Saturday, 10 January 2009

We want your FEEDBACK not your food back

We now have some new feedback forms in Thyme and would love it if you could spare us a minute to fill one in on your next visit. We are keen to know what you think, especially in these difficult economic times.

Did you know we now have a loyalty card scheme? Pick up a card and collect a stamp for every tea or coffe you buy. Get 9 stamps and we will give you your 10th coffee FREE.

Watch this space for news about Purple Love Week - coming soon.......