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Autumnal afternoon tea event – Sat 8 Nov

As a special request I’ve organised an autumnal themed afternoon event on Saturday 8 November. With mulled apple juice, hearty sandwiches, savoury tarts and cakes full of spice, it should be an afternoon tea to banish those autumn blues.

The price per person is £15 per person. Visit the events page to book. Hopefully I’ll see you soon!

Yorkshire Parkin (c) Aspinall Ink 2011

March’s afternoon tea

My first afternoon tea event is nearly here. Due the experience of last year’s snow I thought I’d delay this year’s first event until the better weather arrived. March’s afternoon tea event is now fully booked but there are places available in May, July and September.

Here’s March’s menu if you want an idea of what to expect.


Afternoon tea dates for 2014

Afternoon is back at Cafe Nouveau at Home. We’ve got four dates organised (although we’re already fully booked for one). As usual we’ve gone for themed events including a Grand Depart one to celebrate Le Tour de France coming to Huddersfield. Visit the events page to see the dates and booking link. 


Hope to see you soon.


Discover Huddersfield Cake Competition

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This Sunday cake bakers have a new opportunity to get involved with the Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival, with a Discover Huddersfield themed baking competition. The objective is to create a cake which represents your Huddersfield – perhaps taking inspiration from some of the great local produce or a favourite place.

The competition is open to anyone with an interest in baking and there are two categories: 12 years old and under, and over 12s. Bring your cake along to Festival between 9 and 11am and you could win some fantastic prizes including:

We’ll be announcing the winners at 1pm tomorrow and we’re really pleased to have Susan from Gourmet Kitchenware (aka @gourmetmummy) as one of the judges.

Visit the Food and Drink website for the full entry conditions and to download a copy of the entry form.

P.S. We’re happy to take entries on the day so don’t worry if you not confirmed that you’re entering.


Independents Day – Huddersfield

It’s the 4th July and a day that has been declared Independents’ Day – a national campaign to celebrate independent retailers.

Huddersfield has some great independents and my favourites foodie ones are Hoults Wine and H Mitchell butchers. However, today I want to share my favourite street that has four great independents on it (and non of them food related!)

The street is Market Walk and it connects Market Place and King Street.

Market Walk

It’s a little back street that can be easily missed but it’s home to a jewellers, a florist, a shoe shop and clothes shop. On that one little street you can get a complete outfit for a special night out. I always receive compliments on the things that I have bought from these shops. They are great places to find  something unique.

Walkers jewellery shop

Walkers jewellery shop

Shaw and Hellas shoe shop

Shaw and Hellas shoe shop

PInk Cadillac clothes shop

PInk Cadillac clothes shop

Posy Bowl flower shop

Posy Bowl flower shop

So these are my recommendations for Huddersfield. Which independents’ do you recommend?

Pink Cadillac –

Posy Bowl –

Shaw and Hellas –

Afternoon tea returns in May

Hello afternoon tea fans.

After a short break, afternoon tea at Cafe Nouveau Home returns on Sunday 19 May from 1 – 3pm. It’s a fruity theme and we’ll be showcasing strawberries, raspberries and a host of other fruits. If you would like to book place, visit the booking link. I am now asking guests to pay when they book which will hopefully make it easier for everyone.

More dates will be coming soon.

Look forward to seeing you at Cafe Nouveau at Home.


Huddersfield’s First Upmarket Sunday


Today was the first Upmarket Sunday in Huddersfield, a new monthly market experience for Huddersfield with food, drink, craft and antique stalls.

I popped down at lunchtime and despite the cold there were a good number of stalls including a few unexpected ones such as the fruit and veg stalls which was nice to see. A few stalls that were advertised to be there weren’t this month which was a shame but hopefully they will be there in April.

I came away with some forced rhubarb and nectarines, a couple of cheeses (vintage gouder and gruyere) from Milk Street Fine Cheeses, a soured cherry and bourbon brownie from Brownies, a slice of apple crumble cake from Aunty P’s and a pork pie from Little Yorkshire Pie Co. And I met up with some fellow foodies!

If I’d not been planning on cooking lunch I’d have definitely got a pulled pork slider from El Kantina and glass of hot mulled apple juice from Simple Sencillo – I guess I’ll have to wait until next month!

I hope that there were enough visitors to make it worth while for the stall holders. Reading tweets from people that went and from the stall holders themselves there seems to be lots of postive feedback so fingers crossed it inspires more visitors.

Looking forward to the next Upmarket on Sunday 14 April.