‘The Pickled Village’ at MHWI

Just in case you missed last week’s meeting, here’s a few notes about our very interesting evening with Camille Ortega McLean from the ‘Pickled Village’ company.

As you can see, we were treated to tasting a host of Camille’s wonderful range, and had the opportunity to buy them.

Camille - Pickled Village - 22 Aug 2018

Camille literally made her first batch of chutney in her kitchen and went on to set up ‘Well Pickled’ in Scotland.   Over a period of time, she moved the business to a large manufacturing unit.  Her products have been sold in Fortnums, Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Selfridges as well as in delis and farm shops. Word spread and they were soon stocked in fine food shops in France, the Middle East and the US.  Camille believes in sharing love through food.

When Camille took on the village post office in Bulwick, she knew she would need to do something special to keep it going. She set about creating a range of preserves made on the Aga in her kitchen and, with the support of the village,  Camille has turned the shop and tea terrace into a hub for the village as well as a destination for visitors from all over. With the launch of ‘The Pickled Shop’ she can now spread the love even further.

The ‘Pickled Village’ prides itself  in preserving British tradition with spirit. They produce a range of chutneys, marmalades and preserves which are traditional favourites with an internationally inspired twist.

The products all have tongue-in-cheek names, the name is thought up first, then the recipe is developed. Camille fashioned the Jubilee preserve out of blueberry jam at the bottom, then a layer of pear and elderflower, with strawberry on the top, and sent a pot to the Palace!

The manufacturing is now carried out at Bramble Foods, Market Harborough, where gift packs containing three jars have been added to the range, as well as hampers for every occasion.

A inspirational talk, by a truly inspirational woman!

 

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Ready to get Pickled? Wednesday, 22nd August 2018.

Yes!   We’re back!   MHWI’s monthly meetings restart next Wednesday, 22nd August at 7.30 pm, after the summer break.

Our speaker will be Camille Ortega McLean who will be inspiring us to get ‘pickled’ with her talk about her award winning businessThe Pickled Village’which makes chutneys, relishes, jams and marmalades.   Apparently, these are based on ‘British traditional favourites with an internationally inspired twist’.

Sound delicious!   Can’t wait!

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https://thepickledvillage.co.uk

 

Hopefully, see you all on Wednesday!

 

 

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Book ‘Angels’ – Monday, 20 August 2018

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Book ‘Angels’ will be meeting again at 8pm tomorrow night at our regular location of The Angel Hotel, Market Harborough, in the downstairs bar.

 

 

 

To mark the 100th Anniversary of Voting Rights for (some) Women, we decided to select a book of our own choice about the suffragette movement and we will be reviewing these tomorrow.

The following month we will be reading a book of our own choice with a medical or health theme.   This could be a fiction or non-fiction book.

New members will be made very welcome, as will occasional members who just wish to join us now and again.

Enquiries to Valerie Hitchcox – Vhitchox50@hotmail.com

 

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MHWI Social Events – Dates for your Diary

We hope you’ve all had a lovely Summer break and are looking forward to some of the great events we have lined up for you over the next few weeks.   We would really appreciate early bookings as this helps us to secure events and ensures they take place.

Family Day Out to Wistow Maze and Rural Centre – Saturday, 18th August at 9.45am

Wistow Maze

Just a gentle, final reminder about the above event this Saturday.   For full details, see our previous website post.

Remember if you are intending to go, it is CASH OR CHEQUES ONLY.

 

 

 

http://www.wistow.com/wistow-rural-centre/

E-mail:  Janet.Cooper007@gmail.com  (please note change of e-mail since previous notice).

 

Trip to the University of Leicester’s Botanic Gardens, Oadby, Leicester – Thursday, 13th September, at 2pm

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Includes a 90 minute guided tour around these lovely gardens.   Then afterwards you will have a chance to relax and enjoy a chat over tea and cake.

Price £8.50 each.

 

 

https://www2.le.ac.uk/institution/botanic-garden/visitor

Contact Fiona Dudridge if you wish to attend:  E-mail:  fegraham1@gmail.com

 

Evening Ghost Walk around Market Harborough – Friday, 2nd November

(start time to be confirmed when it gets darker ………!!!!!)

 

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Ooooh!    A fun and light-hearted walk around Market Harborough with a guide, who will explain a little about the history of this market town and some of its lingering residents!

Join us for a bit of exercise and a giggle followed, of course, by a trip to a pub/restaurant for drinks/eats (optional).

Price for walk only:  £8.00

 

Contact Denise Smith if you wish to attend:  E-mail:  d_a_smith35@hotmail.com

 

 

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MHWI Family Day Out to Wistow Rural Centre and Maze – Sat, 18th August 2018.

We hope you are all having a lovely summer and enjoying the hot weather.

We just wanted to remind you about our fun, family day out to  Wistow Rural Centre and Maze on Saturday, 18th August at 9.45 am.    Individuals also welcome.  It takes approximately 1hr 30 mins to 2 hrs to complete the maze but, don’t worry, you can get out earlier if needs be!

There is also a garden centre, café and shops there too.   See below for prices – pay on arrival.   PLEASE NOTE ONLY CASH AND CHEQUES ACCEPTED!

 

 

Prices as follows:   Adults £6.95. Child under 13 £5.95.   Child under 2 free.  Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) £24.00.

Meet Jan Cooper in the car park next to the Maze (opposite Rural Centre) at 9.45am (look for an orange car!).  Please let Jan know you are coming, so she can organise teams:

E-mail:  Janet.Cooper007@gmail.com  (please note change of e-mail since previous notice).

We do hope you will be able to join us!

 

 

 

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ALLOTMENT LAUNCH PARTY – THIS SATURDAY, 4TH AUGUST AT 5PM!

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Stevens Street Allotments Market Harborough

Don’t forget it’s our allotment ‘launch event’ on Saturday 4th August at 5pm.   Just come and have a look.   No commitment required.  Enjoy a drink and cake with your WI friends.

The area is an oasis of calm, a very quiet and tranquil spot. At the moment there are soft fruits planted, jostaberries, strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries, but with some space to grow vegetables too. It will be your opportunity to examine the newly acquired plot and put forward any ideas and suggestions for the planting, maintenance and running of it.

Please let me know whether you wish to attend. Should you be unable to get there, and are still interested, please call Anne 07723 030944.

 

 

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