Saturday, 24 December 2011

Christmas Thyme

Thyme has now closed it's doors for Christmas. Thank you to everyone who visited us this Christmas.
We will reopen on 28th December at 8.30am.
Amanda, Megan, Sonia, Rachel, Jo, & Aidan would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. x

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Christmas trimmings..

For the last week i have been cooking and freezing my Christmas trimmings to get ahead - bread sauce, stuffing, gravy..but the one thing i won't be making is cranberry sauce. I see little point as Tracklements cranberry sauce is so very good i really don't think i could make it any better myself.
So i have already bought my jar. Don't worry if you haven't - we still have both jar sizes left.

It's not too late to buy a Thyme hamper for a gift. We also sell gift vouchers.

Our bargain chocolate gingerbread is now only £1 - great for a stocking filler, pick one up before they all go.

Our last pate order before Christmas has arrived, but we do have a selection of Patchwork pates in 120g and 230g in the freezer, aswell as those available from our deli counter.

last orders for food will be 2pm Christmas Eve & New Years Eve to allow my hardworking team to start their well earned Christmas break.

Hope to see you soon in Ho Ho Horwich x

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Product update...

There is still plenty of time to grab your Christmas goodies from Thyme.
We are still taking orders for hampers - set price one start from £25 or design your own.
We have a selection of festive dishes for your Christmas table, including a lovely slate platter complete with chutney dishes, cheese knives and chalk.
We also have a christmas cupcake stand, perfect for cupcakes or mince pies (or baubles).

Don't forget to get your Cartmel pudding - alongside the classic sticky toffee, we also have their black forest, chocolate, lemon drizzle, banana, & ginger!

Toast for cheese, Tracklements mayo & green chilli jams all sold out on the tasting evening but are now back in stock get them while you can.

Our team can help you if you are looking for a gift, please ask.

Hope to see you soon x

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Tasting Evening Thursday 17th November

If you got your tickets - don't forget our tasting evening is tomorrow. We hope you are looking forward to it as much as we are.
We are feeling all Christmassy here at Thyme now our window displays are up, maybe we need a few more fairy lights.....

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Christmas is coming.....

Well it certainly felt like it today. LOTS of new goodies arrived and i have uploaded a few pics (see tabs above) to give you a taster.

Don't forget that it is our Tasting Evening on Thurs 17th November. We still have some (free) tickets left so get yours soon.

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Tasting Evening

We are having our annual tasting evening on Thursday 17th November. Doors will open at 6.30pm, last entry will be 8pm.
Join us for a glass of mulled wine and a chance to sample some delicious products.
We are pleased to announce that we will be joined by Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding Company and Mr Fitzpatrick's Cordials.

Tickets for this event are free and available to collect from Thyme NOW (limit to 2 per person).

Tuesday, 11 October 2011



It's an exciting time at Thyme ! Not only are the Christmas products arriving but some halloween treats are in too.... why not treat your little horrors ...

Thursday, 6 October 2011

New season deliveries

Hello all, though i'd let you know about some of the new deliveries we have received this week.
We have new stock of Mr Fitzpatrick's cordials (including Sarsparilla) and also a new Mulled punch from Belvoir, perfect for this breezy weather.
Cartmel sticky toffe chocolates are back in stock and their Christmas puds have also arrived (available in 2 sizes).
In addition to the ever popular Sticky toffee pudding we also have sticky chocolate puddings in stock.

Our new hamper containers are also due this week - photos to follow.
Hampers can be made up to any budget (set price ones also available for easy and corporate gifts).

Finally - this year's tasting evening will be on 17th November, watch this space if you would like to know when tickets are available....or follow us on Facebook or twitter for more regular updates.

Monday, 26 September 2011

We are recruiting

There is an opportunity to join our team.

We are currently looking for a deli assistant.
This role involves working in all aspects of the business, from serving customers, to food preparation & of course cleaning.
The role is 5 days per week and will include working every Saturday. The hours are between 20 - 30 per week (usually 25).

We are looking for a friendly, well presented, and enthusiastic person who has a passion for good food and cooking.

If this is you, please call in for an application form or email for more info.

Monday, 5 September 2011

All change for Autumn

Well since i last posted, Emma has moved to London and found herself a new job, she will be popping in from time to time so look out for her.
Megan, the manager of Thyme is settling in well and slowly getting to meet all our customers (old & new) don't forget to say 'HI". She has lots of great ideas for new recipes, look out for them.

We have also said goodbye to Nicola who worked for us part time for a while and then on Saturdays for the last 2 years. She starts work at Manchester Universtiy in October.
Lastly Lewis our current Saturday person will leave to go to University this month and he will be replaced by Aidan (who just happens to be his brother).

I am also keeping busy planning our hampers and tasting evening.
Our new hamper leaflet will be available very soon, keep checking back for details, and we can take orders for hampers anytime.

Gift vouchers are always available.

Hope to see you soon,
Amanda x

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Thyme to say Emma

Tomorrow will be Emma's last day working as manager at Thyme.
She will be leaving us to set up a new life in London and will be sadly missed by all her friends and colleagues at Thyme.
Please pop in to say goodbye if you can - and also to say 'hello' to Megan our new manager.
If you would like me to pass on any messages to Emma please email me and i will make sure she gets them.
See you soon, Amanda

Thursday, 7 July 2011

New stuff

Just received a delivery of the limited edition Strawberry daiquiri fudge from Cottage delight. We are also stocking their seasonal lime & tequila marmalade, which proved really popular when some of our regulars tasted it.
Just awaiting a new delivery of cookies and some fab new crackers....

Our vacancy for a manager has now closed and the position has been filled, more details soon.
Emma our current manager will still be with us until August.

We currently have a mini summer sale on selected cookware/picnic products, perfect for when the sun returns!

Hope to see you soon.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Vacancy update

Thank you to everyone who has applied for the vacancy I advertised (details below)
Interviewing for the position is now underway.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Job opportunity

Sadly, it is almost time for Emma, the current manager at Thyme to leave.
Emma will be starting a new life in the South of England, and so i am now advertising this vacancy.
The manager's role is full time, 5 days per week Mon-Sat (inc Saturday)

The role is responsible for the daily running of the business, including opening and closing, working closely with myself, the owner.
As Thyme is a small family business the manger's role is VERY hands on and involves cleaning, serving customers and cooking, as well as sales, ordering and leading a team.
Experience in catering or retail is preferable. The ideal applicant will be as passionate about good food as I am.
If you would like more info or to apply, please email
Include a covering letter and cv stating current salary.

You can also apply by post to Amanda Biggs, Thyme, 4-6 Winter Hey Lane, Horwich, BL6 7AA

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Thyme to redecorate....

When Spring is in the air i think we all get the urge to spruce things up a little. So i decided to do away with our old lounge decor and give it a little injection of colour. We have some new items for sale displayed on the walls.

Hope you can come to visit us soon, browse the shop and stay a while for a coffee. Feel free to have a flick through our cookery books for inspiration for your dinner and leave feeling totally relaxed (hopefully with some new ingredients or kitchenware).

See you soon, Amanda x

Friday, 15 April 2011

Easter treats

If you're looking for an easter treat (other than an egg) these chocolate animals from James Chocolates are perfect. Choose from milk choc piglets (yes there is a pink one) or honeycomb bees, or maybe both!

We also have a selection of Booja Booja chocolates suitable for anyone with dairy or gluten intolerances, and vegans. They are delicious.

We still have a few simnel cakes left too.

Our Easter opening hours are on the right of this page.

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Spring has definitely sprung....

...and not before time! So why not treat yourself to some of our new spring arrivals.

This flowery dishbrush is functional and will brighten up your kitchen windowsill.

We also have some pretty glass cakestands & cupcake cases.

For easter we have simnel cakes, easter bunnies, and chocolate lollipops as a little extra treat.

See you soon.

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Another TV visit

Thyme had an impromtu visit today from a TV company recording a programme with Dom Littlewood. The programme (Cowboy builders) will be shown over the summer - don't worry we don't feature in it we were purely a location!

Monday, 21 March 2011

Competition winner

CONGRATULATIONS to Tamsin who won our Chilli Jam competition (you may have seen her already in the Bolton News).
She is pictured here with her (then) 17 day old baby - the jar of jam was as big as him!
Thank you all for entering. The correct number of chillies was 68 .

Sunday, 6 March 2011

It's easy to make your own pancakes

If like the rest of you'll be making pancakes on Tues 8th March, please don't buy a pancake mix from the supermarket, it's so easy & quick to make your own. They taste much better too.
You can make your pancakes in any pan, but if
you don't have one, Thyme have a pancake pan with a recipe printed on the back, so you can make fantastic pancakes all year round.
We also have mini pans, for childrens pancakes or blinis.
Pancakes are so versatile, they are perfect sprinkled with sugar and lemon juice, but they also make a great savoury dish.
Make your pancakes as normal and use them like canneloni in an italian style bake.
Here's a basic recipe for you to give them a try...
200g plain flour
3 eggs
500ml milk
knob of butter or oil
topping of your choice (lemons, sugar, nutella, honey, the choices are endless)
Sift the flour into a bowl and beat in the eggs.
Now add the milk slowly until the mixture is quite runny (like single cream).
Pour the mixture into a jug.
It's best to let the mixture stand if you have time, half an hour is fine, or longer.
Heat your frying pan, it needs to be quite hot, add the butter or oil, swirl it around the pan and pour of any excess (don't throw this away).
Pour some of your mix into the pan - enough to coat the bottom with a thin layer of batter, swirl the pan around until evenly coated.
Once the underside is cooked (should start to become golden) Flip the pancake (or toss if you're brave enough). It should only take a minute or so to cook the 2nd side.
Top and eat immediately or keep warm if cooking a batch.
Flippin' lovely

Friday, 11 February 2011

February News

Tracklements chilli jam is 10 years old. To celebrate we are having a competetition to win a GIANT jar of chilli jam. All you have to do is guess how many chillies it took to make the giant jar. Enter on your next visit to Thyme, COMPETITION CLOSES END FEB.

Join our team?
We currently have a vacancy for a deli assistant.
The role is 20-30 hours per week, over 5 days per week,(one of these days will be a Saturday).
The role involves customer service, waiting tables, making drinks, preparing food and lunches, sales, and lots of cleaning and tidying.
We are looking for someone with an ability to provide excellent customer service and with a passion for good food.
To apply please pick up an application form from Thyme.
For more details call Amanda 01204 692555


I have been looking for some lovely handmade cards since my last supplier moved to Devon!

So i am pleased that we are now selling these fab (locally) handmade cards by Andie Ward (pictured). Hope you like them as much as we do.
See you soon

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Spice up your life

New in stock are these fantastic heart shaped jars of chilli jam from Tracklements. These would make the perfect foodie Valentines Day gift.
Coming very soon - a competition to win a giant jar of Chilli jam - check back for more details.

Monday, 3 January 2011

Happy New Year

A Happy New Year to you all.
I hope you have recovered from the festivities.
To help you banish those January blues we have a few offers here at Thyme.......
When you spend £5 or more in the deli we will give you a free coffee or tea voucher to use in the cafe.
We will be offering a 'sandwich of the day deal' for £4 in the cafe (or £1.95 to take away). The sandwich of the day will be advertised on our blackboards, or call for details.
Lastly we are reintroducing 'Afternoon Tea'.
Treat yourselves to a cake stand full of sandwiches and cakes and a pot of tea (for 2 to share) for £11.95. This deal is available between 2.3o-3.30pm daily.
See you soon.