Garlic

Garlic or Allium sativum as it is more formally named, is a species in the onion genus and according to Wikipedia  has a history of human use that dates back over 7000 years.  Even the Ancient Egyptians realised that it not only tasted delicious but could be used for all sorts of medicinal purposes such as respiratory problems, poor digestion and low energy.  Now however, we tend to be associate it with delicious meals and fighting colds.

If you like us, you’re a serious fan then you will understand how thrilled and excited we were to be given this bag from a very very generous friend (who had got a little over excited when planting up seedlings earlier in the year).

Brimming with delicious, highly pungent bulbs of garlic and several elephant garlics too, we’re bursting with ideas and are busily planning all the delicious suppers we can conjour up!  Just be sure not to come too close! 😉

 

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Calling all Jam, Chutney and Mincemeat Makers

For those of you lovely people who enjoy a spot of jam making… and enjoying giving a jar or too as Christmas pressies then listen up!   Instead of scrabbling about trying to find some old festive fabric, battling with some rather unsightly paper packs featuring rather nasty patterns or resorting to a poorly paper wrapped offering for a friend or loved one, why not try some of our new little beauties?

Whilst I have never personally managed to master the art of conserve making, I am no stranger to having the whole process being thrust upon me and have labelled many many many jars of strawberry, raspberry and blackcurrent jam, chutneys, seville marmalade and jellys in my time.   Said jars have often found themselves (with my handwriting on the jar) and wrapped (poorly) and into my stocking!

Here at Warbeck & Cox we have decided that enough is enough – we want to see the demise of poorly packaged home produce for good!  So we have come up with packs of our holly print fabric designed to give ultimate joy when given this Christmas!

Each pack includes 6 circles of our holly print fabric big enough of a (bonne mama jar) and cut with pinking shears. There are also 6 lengths of ribbon to tie neatly around each jar.

Problem solved no?  That is of course if you have been making jams and jellies and chutneys…. If not, then perhaps you could find a Women’s Institute stall and soak off the label??


Kitty the Christmas Fairy Helper

If you ‘like’ us on facebook, the chances are that you are already familiar with Kitty.  For those of you who have however missed our latest office addition, super camera shy Kitty has arrived to help out with everything in our busiest time of the year. I have started calling her my Christmas Fairy….

In real life Kitty isn’t a fairy, but a textile designer who has recently graduated from Leeds School of Art.  She’s rather talented too check out her blog which shows lots of different water colour paintings that she applies to silk scarves – we like a lot.

Keen to make suggestions and use a bit of nounce, Kitty has set about re-designing packaging for various bits and pieces – namely our handbag mirrors which frankly looked a little bit miserable before but which now look super smart and have been packed up and are off on their journey to Waddesdon Mannor.

As well as mastering the art of making peg bags, lavender bags and cushions.

Kitty has helped style and organise our photo shoot 

The only thing Kitty hasn’t done is make any tea…. might have to rectify that one! 🙂