Saturday, July 25, 2009

Raspberry and Gooseberry Jam

We're been to our favourite fruit farm this week and picked lots of fruit for jam making. Sadly we missed the strawberries, the farm owners told us they were two weeks earlier this year due to the fabulous weather we've had in the late Sprint and early Summer.

But we did pick basket of raspberries and two of red gooseberries. The jam is all made and we even had enough gooseberries to make a gallon of wine too.

Guests often ask if they can buy some of our jam, sadly we don't make enough to sell on, and what we do make is served each morning for breakfast. However it's not difficult to make and we're now added the recipe we use to the Recipes page of the Pottery House web site.
































The finished product.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

More teapots addded to the colelction

Our teapot collection is well known, however until recently all our pots were large so if you wanted tea for one you beverage was served in a boring old white pot.

Not any more, recently a guest told us of a company that make and sell unusual pots and when we saw their web site we just couldn't resist.

SO the following two pots have now been added to our collection, and we love em.

Their web site is The teaPottery


Monday, July 13, 2009

Breakfast Room Rearranged

At Pottery House we're always pleased to receive guest feedback and as often as possible we implement changes as a consequence. Sometimes changes can be made very easily, others they take more time to organise.

Re-organising the dinning room has been a long term project, but at last we've made the changes some guests have asked for.

Until last Friday our dinning room had to tables, one for two people and one for four. This did mean that if we have 3 separate couples staying two couples had to share a table, not everyone was comfortable with this, and to be honest if we were staying somewhere we'd feel the same.

The problem with implementing a change has been obtaining square tables of a good size and quality that match the existing furniture. After a lot of searching on the Internet we finally found a supplier and the tables arrived early last week. On Friday when we had a day off we completely stripped the room down, put in the new tables and removed some items to give more space.

We now have 3 separate tables and more space to lay out items for breakfast. We think the room looks great. Hopefully you'll feel the same.