Our first vinyl night has been moved to the Friday 19th October ……………..
We want to hit you with some great classics, lots of tasters of things to come and the appropriate ‘welcome committee’ – so apologies for anyone with their vinyl in hand – keep it warm we will be ready to spin those disc with style !
20% off stock – Lots of end of Season reductions on names such as Stokes, Tea pigs, Glebe Farm, Scarlett & Mustard Dressings, Bottle Green Cordial, Hillsfarm Rapeseed Oil, Kandula Teas and more……We are looking to make room for some new and exciting products/gifts. You will no longer need to head into town for presents, wrapping paper and cards – we will be stocking many local artists and designers, such as Jo Clark Design & Lula Handmade – Keep supporting local people to keep Independents as part of our high streets.
Loaf for Life – ‘Make your own sourdough starter’ course on the 4th October. This class is full but we will be offering another date in November. Peter will also be restocking the shop on a Saturday with all his wonderful spelt, rye and seeded loaves. He is also devising something special for our lunchtime/evening menu. More to be revealed soon.
This month we have two new ranges – Mandy’s Gluten Free Food – Launch September 2012 “Mandy’s Gluten Free”, was born of the continuing frustration of not being able to find just what we want in the way of gluten free foods, all products are wheat free and as many as possible are dairy free, we hope you enjoy them as much as we do.
Gobblin’s Wholefoods Bakery are the second food range we will be looking to stock. Specialising in lots of Vegetarian, Vegan and again Gluten Free foods – their range will be both in our fridges and freezers. Amongst some new lines are Aduki Shepherd’s Pie, French Onion Tart, Spinach Pakora, Spring Rolls, and Ginger Cake & Fig Slice.
Simply Soaps – handmade natural Soaps, made by the traditional ‘cold process’ method which means that our soaps are non-drying for the skin as they have a high oil content. The palm oil we use is from a sustainable source too. We make the soaps from scratch; they are left to cure for up to 1 month before we sell them to you. Queen of Sheba Gentle Rose Wash Grains, Spa Salt & Milk Bath, Orange and Lime Lip Salves, Avocado Face Cream and Day & Night Creams. All made locally (Norwich) using natural ingredients.
James White Drinks– Beet it!, Carrot & Apple Juice and ‘Big Tom’ all natural juices – set to ward off those sniffles!
Natural Cuisine – formally ‘Bean Thinking’ have rebranded and restocked our freezers with all their wonderful strudels, wellingtons, healthy ready meals – still only £5 for two!
The Truckle Cheese Company – Vintage Mature English Cheddar, Shropshire Blue, Onion Marmalade Biscuits, 3 Pate Terrine selection – Pork & Venison, Pork & Duck and Pork Liver with Herbs.
Pavitt’s Pies – Following last winter’s successful Pie and Mash Nights we have lots of dates to get us through the winter nights. Please see website for dates.
Vinyl Nights – Other good news is that we are planning on opening up for initially two nights a week, Thursday and Friday. If popular we will open more. The plan is to hold a drop in supper evening, where people can come by for supper, bring a bottle and bring those hidden gems and we’ll play them for you. The Urban Larder has a great atmosphere in the evenings, like a private supper club. There’s enough seating for 14, which gives an intimate and friendly atmosphere. Homemade soups, stews, hot pots, chilli’s, lasagnes, meatloaves will be on offer, along with our usual daily range of quiches, pies, slices and salads. Looking forward to seeing you there – first night follows our sourdough making course so on Friday the 5th October.
September News …………………..
Welcome back from your summer breaks. Following a wild and varied summer, we are now settling back into Autumn. Attached and with further details on the website are this Autumns Pavitt’s Pie and Mash Nights. Following a very successful first season, we have put in seven dates up to December – There should be some more dates for the New Year coming soon. http://urbanlarder.co.uk/973/autumn-pie-and-mash-night-dates/
We are very pleased to also be working with Peter Voshol from Loaf for Life – Peter has been supplying the shop with his wonderful freshly home-baked bread for the last few weeks. He delivers currently on Saturdays but is taking a break until the end of September. On his return we have set a date for him to come into the shop to impart some of his extensive knowledge of working with sourdough and how to make your own sourdough starter. Again please see website for details. http://urbanlarder.co.uk/988/sourdough-making-workshops-coming-to-the-larder/
Some new flavours from Seasonality grace our shelves; Aubergine Pickle, Spiced Apricot & Cardamom Chutney and Bengal Pickle. All will be delicious I am sure as with all their products. Amanda, from Seasonality works with as much locally sourced ingredients as she can. Every jar confirms her love and attention she gives to making her relishes and pickles a joy to eat. http://www.seasonalitycambridge.co.uk/index.html
Following their huge success at the Food and Drink Fair on Parkers Piece at the beginning of the summer, Scarlett and Mustard’s Dressing, Sauces and Marinades have to be tried. Tantalise your taste buds with Lime and Chilli Dressing, great for marinating prawns. Granny’s Original Tarragon Dressing, recommend lashings of it on warm crushed new potatoes, or as a sauce for cold meats. Simply shake like mad and add food! Rosie’s Doo-Dah sauce is a firm family favourite and I suggest dipping with chunks of rustic bread or drizzling over fresh avocados. Lastly but Big Bear’s Honey Dressing – great to make barbecue pork – marinade bite sized pieces of pork fillet for a few hours before barbecue is hot. For more recipes have a look at their website. http://scarlettandmustard.co.uk/category/recipes/
Other news……. We are hoping to start opening up for a couple of nights a week to start with – maybe more if there is a demand. I will again put the regular dates on the website and in the window as soon as we do. A soup night is planned – serving a selection of soup in bread bowls – made by Loaf for Life. To keep us sane throughout those long winter nights we also hope to run regular vinyl nights. Here people can bring their favourite vinyl and reminisce while enjoying our regular menu with some additional surprises.
Look forward to seeing you in the Urban Larder soon. Please remember that if there are any suggestions or ideas you would like us to look into then please do mention it to us.
The Urban Larder’s SOURDOUGH evening with Loaf for Life Bakery!
Welcome to an evening introduction workshop in Sourdough bread making. During this evening we will explore the fascinating word of Sourdough and will prepare and bake some wonderful Rye sourdough loafs. Peter Voshol from Loaf for Life Bakery will take us through the stages of making and maintaining a Sourdough starter, which flours you can use and how to make a simple, wholesome, nutritious but overall a very tasteful loaf of bread with the least amount of time. We will taste some different sourdough cultures and learn to appreciate the differences in structure to the final dough.
Sourdough is really about slow long fermentation so during an evening like this we touch upon the basics. Please join and enjoy the relaxed informal environment and attitude Peter provides during the Sourdough evening.
When: Thursday October 4th
Time: 18:00pm – 21:00pm
Where: The Urban Larder, Mill Road
For further information please either call 01223 212462 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are excited to announce the return of Pavitt’s Pies of Cambridge who will bringing us their highly successful Pie and Mash Nights again this autumn. Following a busy first season, with many customers booking up to three times!
Urban Larder has invited Pavitt’s Pies back to run another series of intimate and fun evenings in the shop. Carri Pavitt returns with her delicious and beautifully handmade pies. If you have haven’t had the chance to try one yet, then why not pop in and try before you book? Once tried never forgotten.
These are truly the best pies you’ll find in Cambridge and for a long way! Carri sources all the best meats and ingredients, working with local farms and growers. This attention to detail really does come through, a combination of top quality ingredients and the love and care that goes into the flaky pastry and baking, these are not your average pie.
Choose in advance from a wide selection of both meat and vegetarian fillings. Carri used to be a vegetarian, so the fillings are both ample and fulfilling, something she craved when not eating meat was to “find a vegetarian pie that could be just as satisfying as a meat one” – well she certainly has remedied this problem. Her vegetarian fillings include:
‘Pavitt’s Piemosa’ – a spicy and tasty samosa anddhal filling in a pie! “Don’t knock it just because it doesn’t have any meat in it Pavitt’s Piemosa is a confirmed favourite with the most hardened of meat eaters.”
Cheese and onion – sweet caramelised onions, strong Lancashire cheese, layered up within Pavitt’s Pies handmade flaky pastry and with lots of ground black pepper.
Mushroom, onion and thyme – full of chestnut mushrooms and onions providing a full flavour. Seasoned with lemon thyme and oregano to give it a great taste.
For the carnivores:
Beef and ale - “the shin beef in our beef and ale pies comes from Riverside Beef whose herds graze along the river banks around Ely. We slow cook the meat in strong brown ale to create a silky rich sauce which melts in the mouth.”
Pork and chorizo – iss packed full of Dingley Dell pork tenderloin, Spanish chorizo, flat leaf parsley, chillies and peppers.
Chicken and mushroom - using a combination of the breast and thigh meat of the highly acclaimed Label Anglais chickens from Temple Farm in Essex. This pie was awarded gold at the British Pie Awards 2012.
There should be a pie for every taste, so what are you waiting for? If you need more persuading to book then let me tell you what happens on the night. You’ll arrive around 7.30pm, to be greeted with a cold glass of Cava and shown to your seat (window seats or the table for groups of four or five can be reserved),where you will find some nibbles to whet your appetite as the remaining guests arrive. If you have bought your own wine (corkage only £3.50) then hand it to me, Polly, and I will find it room in our fridges or uncork it and let it breath.
Once everyone is settled in, the anticipation of eating your pie of choice is delayed no longer.. Carri will be there to answer any questions throughout the night. Pavitt’s Pies also cater for weddings, corporate functions, dinner parties, drinks reception and more just ask.
Now comes the time to sit back and enjoy the wonderful tastes that will set your buds a dancing! Accompanying the pie is a generous helping of the creamiest ‘champ’ mashyou’ll ever try and let’s not forget the fresh zingy peas. As if there could be more? To top off this plate of yumminess is a piping hot jug of onion gravy made with red wine. Drizzle or drown this delicious gravy to your heart’s content.
For those with room left, once you have had time to digest, a slice of freshly baked cake from another local company, The AfternoonTease, will finish off the evening perfectly. Could it be their Lemon Drizzle or Coconut, Raspberry and Buttercream Cake? Or maybe as we move further into those winter nights and our appetites build, we will be adding their Guinness and Chocolate Cake! A favourite with customers at Urban Larder.
So for spaces and pie choices please contact me on 01223 212462 or email email@example.com
Look forward to hearing from you. Regards, Polly
Following the great success of ‘Loaf for Life’ and Peter Voshol, coming to the shop last Saturday – I have placed an order for 15 loaves of his bread to come in on a regular basis on Saturdays. We start this week with 3 seeded rye, 3 Fruit & Nut, 3 Spelt, 3 country and 3 4-grain. If you missed him, Peter produces a wonderful range of home baked, handmade loaves from his local kitchen. http://www.loafforlifebakery.co.uk/ ‘for me Real Bread (and food) means using whole, alive and natural ingredients provided by Nature; Flour, Water, Salt and Yeast. The rest is trust, love and surrender that Nature will guide me and provide me with the most adorable, tasteful and most pleasurable loaf of LIFE for nourishment.’ says Peter. Do pop in on Saturday to try some of his delicious loaves.
My Summer opening times are going to be reduced for a few weeks in August – All regular stock still be coming in but just on reduced days.
August Week beginning the 6th August – we will be opening from Thursday to Sunday until the week beginning the 27th when we will return to normal hours. So days are as follows:
Wed – Saturday 10am to 6pm
Sunday 11am to 5pm
* Bread in on Thursday and Saturday (including Loaf for Life’s bread)
Pavitt’s Pies on Fridays
Mellynbakes – every other Friday – please ask for ordering details if you would like to stock up your freezer
I will be posting up the new dates for our ‘Pavitt’s Pie’ nights in the next couple of weeks – Starting in September.
Hope you all have a wonderful summer – now with the possibility of some sun – don’t forget we have Venison and Pheasant sausages and burgers in on a regular basis.
Well, we have made it through half of a very wet July! Here in the Urban Larder we continue to be optimistic and have created an outdoor space in back our yard. It has a big table, small tables for kids and a bright purple umbrella to keep things cheerful! It’s off the main road so you have a little bit of peace and less pollution back there and a scheduled space to hang out with friends. We have had our first children’s party for five friends of the birthday boy and five adults.
All went well and they even got to play ‘pass the parcel’ – cut the cake and have fun in their secret garden! If you have a child with a forth coming birthday, please do ask. We will also supply a cake and sandwiches; sausage rolls etc – Specialist dietary requirements catered for.
This coming Saturday (21st July), we will be introducing a new addition to the shop – Loaf for Life.
Peter Voshol uses organic certified flour from the local Foster’s Windmill in Swaffham Prior. “I started to bake Sourdough breads for fun and hobby. After many enthusiastic responses and my own enjoyment I applied for Home-Bakery status. All of the loaves I bake are what the Campaign calls Real Bread. The Loaf Mark makes it easy for people to see that I am baking an honest crust.” Come along and meet Peter and try his bread, take home a loaf and talk about his forth coming sourdough starter workshops, which he will be holding in the Urban Larder in the next few months.
I have the new dates for the Autumn/Winter Pavitt’s Pie and Mash nights, so make sure you book early! We can also accommodate special one off evenings should you like to book the Urban Larder for a special birthday night, tea party or larger Children’s Party, a book club, small meeting room – basically most ideas considered at least.
Pavitt’s Pie Nights Dates – 5th & 19th September, 10th & 24th October, 7th & 21st November and the 5th December.
Afternoon Tease continues to grace our counter with their truly delicious cakes, their Chocolate and Guinness Cake being a big favourite!
Mellynbakes, our gluten and dairy free suppliers of top quality food also are growing from strength to strength in popularity. Many customers are now ordering on a weekly basis quiches and pies for their freezers. For a full list of their products, please do email me as their range is both extensive and very tasty!
Some of you may have come across Scarlett & Mustard at the last Town & Country Sh ow on Parkers Piece. They produce an original range of wonderful dressings, sauces and marinades. All home-made from their Suffolk Kitchen, using ‘the best freshest, zingiest ingredients’ – they had an amazing show and virtually sold out !
Local Honey back on the shelves, plenty of apple juice, chutneys, jams etc and once the weather picks up food for the bar b’s too!
I will flag up the ‘Sourdough Starter Making Workshops’ as soon as they are confirmed with Peter – meanwhile, don’t forget to pop by this Saturday and meet the man himself.
Thank you for all your support and look forward to seeing you again in the Urban Larder.
Some summer additions have been made to our menu – including Bruschetta and meatloaf!