Food and drink

There’s plenty to enjoy at The Pantry if you’re feeling peckish.

Here’s what’s on offer at the Coffee Shop. Plus Sandy will be there with her delicious savoury treats, Richard will be bringing his gorgeous homemade fudge, and Andrew and Ian will be offering a range of local ales.

Pop along to Piddington Pantry tomorrow and perk up your tastebuds!

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Who’s coming?

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Here’s who’ll be at this year’s Summer Market on 24 June. Come along and say hello to the stallholders. Many are old favourites, but there are a couple that may be new to you – Patricia Bushell’s delightful handmade creations and Richard Conway’s fantastic homemade fudge. Richard was quite a hit at the last market, so if you missed him then, come and try his delicious treats.

Zena Ashdown: Bespoke handbags and baskets

Jennie Bosher: Handmade decorations and cards, cushions and toys

Patricia Bushell: Handmade angels, vintage paper flowers and knitted animals – NEW

Horton Accessories: Fine accessories for women, men and the home

Kim’s Jewels: Fun and affordable jewellery and scarves

Paul’s Cards: Phoenix cards, stationery and gift

Piddington Bakers: Village community stall selling delicious homemade cakes and bakes in aid of St Nicholas’s Church

Piddington Cottage Garden Plants: Plants grown by Maggie and Tony Pearce, usually propagated from plants in their own garden

Louise Vincent: Homemade cards and jewellery

Waddesdon Deli: A Pantry regular, Sandy’s stall sells delicious home-cured and home-smoked produce, cheeses and more

Woodstock Fudge Company: Delicious homemade fudge using traditional methods and ingredients

We also have the following regular attractions …

Beer Stall: Local ales from Vale Brewery Co. and XT Brewing Co.

General Store: Including products from the Cornfield Bakery, Jim and Jules, Shaken Oak Mustard, and more

Pantry Raffle: Fantastic prizes! Make sure you buy a ticket

And last but certainly not least, it’s the …
Coffee Shop: Homemade cakes from the Piddington Bakers, legendary bacon baps and more

Summer Market

Pantry summer 2017 colour A4-page-0The big banners are up beside the A41, posters are up in Piddington and surrounding villages and we’re getting ready for another market later this month.

Several stalwart Pantry volunteers are away for this one, so the remaining helpers will be working hard. Please come along, show your support for them and enjoy some homemade cake and a cuppa while you browse the stalls.

 

Food and drink at The Pantry

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Fans of the Coffee Shop can relax – we’ve ordered plenty of bacon, mushrooms and lovely fresh rolls ready for Saturday. And the cake makers have started whipping up some delicious creations for you to have with your morning coffee or take home for later.

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Sandy from Waddesdon Deli will be cooking up a storm, as usual, and and trying to keep up with the demand for her tasty cheeses and other savoury goodies, and we have a brand new stallholder, Woodstock Fudge Company, who’ll be offering scrumptious homemade fudge in various flavours. Come along and get your fill!

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And don’t forget the beer stall. Andrew and Ian will be defying the elements to bring you your supply of XT, Vale and Shotover ales.

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See you there!

Radio Oxford

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Listen out for The Pantry on Radio Oxford next week. They’re including a plug for our Spring Market in their events guide that will be broadcast twice a day throughout next week.

I can’t say I enjoyed faffing around with incomprehensible audio editing software or hearing the sound of my own voice wittering on, but if it encourages people to come along and see how lovely The Pantry is, then it’s been worth while. And it does mean I now know how to edit a sound file – sort of. Being a Pantry volunteer leads you into so many new areas!

 

 

Who’s coming?

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The posters are all out in the village and surrounding area – you can’t miss our enormous banners on the A41 – so here’s the roll call of stallholders who’ll be at this year’s Spring Market.

Don’t forget it’s Mother’s Day on 26th March! You’ll find a selection of lovely gifts at The Pantry – from jewellery, handbags and accessories to pottery, ceramics and handmade fudge. And Paul is sure to have the perfect card!

Zena Ashdown: Gorgeous and affordable handbags

Jennie Bosher: Handmade decorations and cards, knitted cushions and toys

Flooseymoo Jewellery: Caroline King’s handmade silver & semi-precious gemstone jewellery

Horton Accessories: Fine accessories for women, men and the home

Kim’s Jewels: Fun and affordable jewellery and scarves

Colin Nicholls: Functional domestic pottery that is simple, beautiful and safe in the dishwasher and microwave

Paul’s Cards: Phoenix Christmas and birthday cards, stationery and gifts

Piddington Bakers: Village community stall selling delicious homemade cakes and bakes in aid of St Nicholas’s Church

Piddington Cottage Garden Plants: Plants grown by Maggie and Tony Pearce, usually propagated from plants in their own garden

William Rolls Ceramics: Salt-glazed earthenware ceramic sculptures inspired by nature – a big hit at the Christmas Market!

Woodstock Fudge Company: Delicious homemade fudge using traditional methods and ingredients – NEW

Waddesdon Deli : A Pantry regular, Sandy’s stall sells delicious home-cured and home-smoked produce, cheeses and more

We also have the following regular attractions …

Beer Stall: Local ales from Vale Brewery Co., XT Brewing Co. and Shotover Brewery

General Store: Including products from the Cornfield Bakery, Jim and Jules, Shaken Oak Mustard, our own Piddington Village Apple Juice, and our own Piddington Chutney, both made from fruit grown in the village

Pantry Raffle: Fantastic prizes! Make sure you buy a ticket

And last but certainly not least, it’s the …
Coffee Shop: Homemade cakes from the Piddington Bakers, croissants and pain-au-chocolat from the Cornfield Bakery, legendary bacon and mushroom baps and more, all served up with frightening efficiency by the dazzling duo of Maggie and Karen and a crack team of volunteers

If you haven’t been to The Pantry before, come and see why it’s so popular. If you’re a Pantry regular – I’ll see you at the Coffee Shop!

New look website for spring

Well, I’d been thinking of refreshing the website for a while now, as we’ve been subtly changing our Pantry logo over the last year on all our new publicity and labels, and I thought the blog should reflect this new look. However, I was sort of bounced into updating the site suddenly today owing to reading about a necessary update to the software and realising that the ‘theme’ (the design that gives the site its look and feel) I’d been using for the last five years is no longer supported by the webhost and so couldn’t be updated. I expect this is all as clear as mud to most of you – it certainly is to me – but essentially it meant that to keep the website secure, I had to choose a new theme.

I’ve chosen this design because it seems clear and fresh, easy to read and find your way round, works well on PCs, tablets and mobiles, and seems to have most of the features I need to let you know what’s going on at The Pantry. But it’ll be a bit of a learning curve getting to grips with it, so please bear with me while I get it into shape. I hope everything that was on the previous website has carried over into this new one – it seems OK, but if you spot anything you think is missing, please give me a shout.