|Posted on 14 March, 2017 at 9:25||comments (0)|
Greetings from the kitchen
We're very honoured to be part of the following food festivals:
Caerphilly Food Festival - 6th May
Foodies Festival - Bristol site - 12th, 13th and 14th May
Royal Welsh Spring Festival - Builith Wells - 20th and 21st May
Cowbridge Food Festival - 28th and 29th May
Hereford Food Festival - 1st and 2nd July
Caerphilly Big Cheese - 29th and 30th July
We'll also be attending Brecon, Vale of Glamorgan and Merthyr Farmers market regularly.
Merthyr Farmers Market is the 1st Friday of every month
Brecon Farmers Market on the 2nd Saturday of every month
Vale of Glamorgan (Cowbridge) on the 3rd Saturday of every month
We hope to see you at one of our events soon
Much jammy love
|Posted on 2 March, 2017 at 19:00||comments (0)|
Hello.... from the outside.
Well it's been over a year since I updated this blog, mainly because I'm awful at blogging. However, we have news and a new direction so I thought it's about time I used the blog properly.
So, the news.
Well we're a full time jam business now. I threw my corporate shackles in November and took voluntary redundancy from Wales Millennium Centre. So now we're all in, which has been my dream for the past three years.
If I'm honest, I'm terrified but excited to see where this takes me.
This does mean that we're much more available for fairs and markets, it also means we're looking for retailers to stock Miss Daisy's. So, if you're an independant deli, garden centre, shop, cafe, butchers or shop get in touch. We'd love to hear from you.
We are also rebranding, our labels are changing to wraparounds to get more information on there and to ensure they look a little more professional.
I hope you like the new look, I have some new flavours in development and we'll be launching them soon. I'll keep the blog busier now as there' a lot going on and I hope you'll enjoy being on the journey with us.
|Posted on 22 February, 2015 at 14:15||comments (0)|
So we've been accepted to the Cowbridge Food Festival in May. Very excited as I wanted to do this one last year, but it was a little quick after our initial set up and I was kinda of winging it with shows.
This year hopefully I'm a lot more organised.
So - for Cowbridge I'm currently restocking like mad. Over the past three weeks I've made over 350 jars of jam and chutney, thought I was doing really well and then went and got an order that put a dint in my hard work. No complaints but on two of my range I'm back to square one
So this week we've made Grandpa Cliff's Tomato and Chilli Jam, a sweet chilli jam perfect with just about everything. My best friends just eat it out of the pot, but I prefer it on a ham and cheese sandwich, with omlettes or on a bacon butty. It's also good as a glaze for chicken or quorn.
Secondly we've made Mummy's Carrotop Chutney. This was born due to a Mango Chutney failure, that resulted in me burning (well cremating) two full pots of it and ripping the recipe from my file. I wanted an Indian Spiced chutney so thought I'd try carrots since Mango seems to hate me.
This sweet chutney is a perfect curry accompaniement, sweet carrots with turmeric, nigella seeds, garlic and cinnamon with a hint of star anise.
Grating it gives me an arm like Hellboy, but the final result is worth it.
Both are £3.50 for a 120z (340g) jar.
More new jams and chutneys to follow, but I can't wait for Spring to spring so I can get some good fruits!
Mrs B xx
|Posted on 14 February, 2015 at 10:00||comments (0)|
This time of year is not kind to jam, there's little fruit out there that makes jam exciting, at least fruit that's not spent a week on a container ship coming from Timbuktu.
However, we do have a new jam and a new marmalade available as part of the late Winter/early Spring collection. Spinter if you will.
First up we have Aunty Deanne's Lemon, LIme and Elderflower marmalade. Made with big juicy lemons, zesty limes and some dried elderflowers it's a zingy thick cut marmalade that will certainly wake you up.
Secondly we have Mummy's Pear and Lemon jam. Made with in season Conference pears and juicy lemons, it's a delicate jam perfect for toast, and lovely as a filling for an alternative Victoria Sponge.
Both available for £3.50 for a 12oz jar.
|Posted on 22 January, 2015 at 11:20||comments (0)|
Hello from my sick bed.
Miss Daisy's has been man down this week thanks to an almighty sinus, throat and ear infection that has left me vomiting, drained and looking like something out of Planet of the Apes. Not a good look I can assure you.
So despite all my good intentions, zero chutney has been made this week as I've lain in my bed, whined pitifully and had a fever that could power the Arc Reactor for Tony Stark (Nerd alert).
So not much to update you with, but all I really wanted to say was:
I've had some lovely reviews on Facebook this week, and thanks to Brynmawrs Shop at the Top gained a few more followers.
And we're officially ONE! It's been one year since I registered with Blanaeu Gwent EHO! Good news is, I've still got the 5 out of 5 rating initially awarded. Bad news is - they might be back soon and that's bad for my nerves and the amount of D10 I get through in the kitchen.
So that's me, I'm off back to my bed after this brief Lazerus like resurgence and I'll see you all again soon.
Mrs B passing out x
|Posted on 17 January, 2015 at 6:45||comments (0)|
Captains Log... Star Date 17th January 2015 and we're approaching the ... sorry wrong blog.
Hello! Today, on Saturday 17th January 2015 Miss Daisy's Kitchen ...www.MissDaisysKitchen.co.uk goes live. We've owned the domain for over 6 weeks, but I'm much better at making jam then I am at making websites.
So we've made it through our first year of business. We've had an amazing first year, attended some great craft shows and food festivals and made some new friends along the way.
One year in, I thought it was time to launch Miss Daisy's in to the online world officially and not just rely on Facebook and Twitter. I'm Anne, owner of Miss Daisy's Kitchen, mother of 2, wife of 1, jam maker, compliance manager. socially awkward Nerd. I think that's probaby the easiest way to introduce myself. Miss Daisy's has been a longterm dream of mine and supported by my long suffering and incredibly patient husband Matt, we've finally made this work.
So here we are coming into Year 2 of Miss Daisy's and we're a little more organised this year. After a slightly extended break for Christmas, we're back in production, currently concentrating on the Classic Collection whilst we're waiting for it to stop snowing!
This month we're making The Griffalos Red Onion chutney, a sweet red onion chutney with red wine, paprika and just a hint of chilli. It's perfect with cheese, amazing with cold meat and Aunty Jo just eats it out of the jar.
In February, we're planning on entering the Dalmain Marmalade Awards with our "Aunty Deanne's Citrus Elderflower Marmalade", a zingy citrus marmalade made with lemons, limes and dried elderflowers. It will certainly wake up your tastebuds! I might enter the Nanny's Naval Orange Marmalade too.
Show wise, currently we're ony booked for a couple of shows but that's because this year we're doing things a little differently. I'm concentrating on the larger shows, so I'm currently trying out of the Royal Welsh Show, Usk Show, Brecon and Cowbridge Food festival and maybe just maybe Abergavenny. However, we will still be at Valleys Face Festivals (if they will have us as we love those guys), Cwmbran Craft Fayre and hopefully Gilwern Victorian Christmas Market, as that rocked my world this year and not just because I got to dress up! We'll also be supporting any fayres in Brynmawr as that's home and our little town council do an awesome job.
So that's it for today "Mother" of plum jam fame is here for a week and obviously I don't look busy enough right now so we're off in the snow to Asda. Then I'll be busy creating the "Onion cloud"over Brynmawr for the weekend!
Have a great one guys, and thanks for your continued support of Miss Daisy's!
Mrs B out x