Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Christmas last order dates and stock info ...

Our last order date this year to order your Patchwork pate will be on Monday 7th December. So if you have a favourite and would like to make sure we stock it please get your order to us by then.
Our last order date for Cartmel sticky toffee puds and Bray's pork pies is also Monday 7th December.

We will have stock of these products after that date but cannot guarantee which sizes or flavours will be left in stock.

We have a delivery of (frozen) nut roasts arriving on 2nd December.
There are 3 flavours - garlic and herb, chestnut & cranberry, sun dried tomato. These will serve 2 and cost £3.60 each.

We have a selection of festive cheese in stock - lancashire bombs
port and apple
garlic and herb
red onion

We are also expecting a delivery of Cropwell Bishop stilton in jars on 2nd December along with some flavoured wensleydales (winter warmer, cranberry, bucks fizz)

As it's now December our Christmas club sandwich is back on the cafe menu along with a few other seasonal sandwiches,mince pies, seasonal cakes and of course gingerbread lattes.

For those of you who joined us at tasting evening (thanks for coming) - the jalapeƱo mushroom marmalade is now back in stock, and the torta is due to arrive on Thursday 3rd December.

Montezumas hot chocolate is due to arrive on friday 4th December.

We have some great gift ideas in stock including  a tea selection box & a kit to cure your own bacon - these are proving popular as presents (especially for men).

We  will be open for late night shopping along with the other shops in Horwich on
Thurs 10th Dec til 8pm
Thurs 17th Dec til 8pm - there will also be a treasure hunt around Horwich on this evening with some great prizes to be won.

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Tasting evening 2015

As the nights draw in we can definitely wave goodbye to summer.
The good news is that we have our tasting evening to look forward to.
This year it will be on Thursday 19th November.
Once again this will be a ticket only event. Tickets are free but limited so keep an eye out on or Facebook and twitter pages for when they are released. Alternatively join our mailing list by following the link on the right.

We have some lovely autumnal products in the deli right now including the seasonal venison, pancetta, red wine and celeriac pie from Tom's pies.

These lovely treacle tarts from Lottie Shaws have been added to her fab range of parkin and parkin biscuits

This toffee apple curd is also perfect for this time of year

Festive products are arriving weekly now including our hamper boxes which are perfect for creating a special bespoke gift.

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Wharfe Valley rapeseed oil

We love the dressings from Wharfe valley farm  so much we use them in our cafe. Their cold pressed rapeseed oil is produced without chemicals and makes the most delicious and yellow dressings.
They are thick enough to use as a dip too.

We also stock their rapeseed oil and have just taken delivery of their new spray rapeseed oil. Again this has been produced without using chemicals. 5 sprays is just half a syn on Slimming World too.
Personally i love the spray to take camping with me as it doesn't spill.

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Summer news

We are enjoying the warm (HOT) weather here in Horwich and we have lots of lovely summery products in stock at Thyme.

We love these new 'slim' salad dressings from Lucy's

They are as delicious as her other dressings but have less sugar and less calories, so what's not to like. The light raspberry would be fantastic with goats cheese, whilst the asian would be perfect on an edamame bean salad.

Local honey is moving very fast at the moment but don't worry there will be a delivery next week to top up our supplies. Do let us know if it has helped with your hay fever symptoms.

We have some lovely products in our deli fridges at the minute, including some new vegetarian pastries from Forest foods, and summery individual savoury tarts by Tom's pies in 3 different flavours.

We have recently re-introduced afternoon tea and now sell afternoon tea vouchers which make excellent gifts. You can choose from our sweet or savoury afternoon tea for £9.95 per person. Pick up a leaflet on your next visit.

We are pleased to be stocking more local jams and chutneys from hamper cottage in Horwich. Tracey's raspberry jam is one of the best we have tried. 

At the time of writing we are still accepting applicants for our manager vacancy - more details on the tab above.

Have a great summer.

Friday, 12 June 2015

We are recruiting

We have an opportunity to join our small family business. Thyme is looking for a manager to work closely within and manage a small busy team.
The hours are  5 days per week including every Saturday (day off in week). 8.5 hours on week days, 8 hours on a Saturday.
The role is very customer facing so the applicant must be well presented with excellent customer service skills. 
There is a lot of food preparation involved and whilst direct experience in this is not necessary, a love of good food and cooking is desired.
Other responsibilities include lots of cleaning, handling monies and banking, completing daily orders, sales,  and merchandising the retail goods.
The role provides cover for the owner and so the applicant must be able to work during school holidays.
If you are enthusiastic, punctual, reliable &  loyal with a positive, hardworking attitude please apply in writing with C.V and covering letter to 
Mrs Amanda Biggs
Thyme Deli
4 - 6 Winter Hey Lane

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Spring sunshine

Spring has sprung and the sun has been shining, well at least some of the time.
So our outside seating area otherwise known as the secure garden is open again.

Our local book club had their meeting outside there this Saturday ( find them on Facebook or twitter - Thyme to read) it's a lovely little sun trap.

Thyme for coffee alfresco ? 

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Pudding Love

Love is in the air…well at least St. Valentine's day is.

If you like to celebrate it with someone special we have lots of lovely goodies for you.

Some favourites are Cartmel's limited edition Valentines sticky toffee pudding - who wouldn't want to share this next weekend ?

Tracklements chilli jam in heart shaped bottles is always popular, especially at this time of year. So is Godminster heart shaped cheddar. They are also the perfect match for each other.

We're also really pleased to have in stock some fabulous bavarian patisserie which is baked in Bolton. These cute little bags of treats cost just £3.50 each. Whilst stocks last.

We have lots more in stock from heart shaped cake tins to organic Valentine's truffles.
Of course if you can't decide which treat to buy - there's also the option of putting your favourites into a hamper. 

Friday, 16 January 2015

Happy New Year

A Happy New Year to all of our customers.

We hope you all enjoyed the festive season and have since recovered.

If like me you are taking 2015 by the horns and starting with a diet and a dryathlon you might be glad to hear that tea pigs have introduced new tea flavours.

We have in stock…
Sweet ginger
Chocolate and mint
Apple & cinnamon
Fennel & licorice

As well as lots of other flavours. Also available to drink in the cafe.

We still have our 3 jars for £10 offer on our Olives Et Al jars. Alongside their delicious olives you can also choose 2 kinds of pesto, harissa, or dukkah ( a fab middle eastern not and spice mix for dunking or topping grilled meats).

More stock of local hooey is due for delivery next week to help ward off your winter colds but I can also recommend Belvoir cordials - their winter flavours are fabulous. 
The ones we have in stock are winter berries (also available in the cafe, served hot), honey lemon & ginger, or apple, plum and cinnamon.

Perfect fodder for January are Tom's pies. Available in the cafe served with mash, peas and gravy or  alternatively to take home. Their vegetarian pies are fabulous.

Hope to see you soon …Amanda & the Thyme Team.