Summer Holiday Art and Craft Workshops


Macclesfield Community ArtSpace

Summer Holiday Art and Craft Workshops @ ArtSpace

Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th July,

10am to noon and 2pm to 4pm:  The Morning sessions will be more suitable for 5 to 11 year olds and the afternoon sessions for those over 11.  Children under 11 and those who might need assistance should be accompanied by an adult.

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The workshops are Free however we would appreciate a small donation to cover the cost of materials.

Lift available for those who cannot use the stairs.

Contact Jane on 07709591703 or  janemhowie@hotmail.co.uk to book a place.

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Autumn Light


Autumn

I love Autumn! It’s such an amazing season, so much change, so much colour & so much seasonal yumminess! We’ve got three pears on our tree in the ‘orchard’, 2 fruit trees make an orchard don’t they? They’re hanging on in there, it’ll be our first ‘crop’, too excited for words!  The alleged ‘Pink Sparkle’ apple tree is having an amazing year with a bumper crop, I’m growing inpatient waiting for them to be ready to pick & it seems so are the squirrels! This may be war!!  The brambles have been making a run for it, they are prolific growers are they! I thought I had it all under control, relegating it to a patch under the fruit trees, but no, they are EVERYWHERE!!! Given that my gardening ethos runs along the lines of ‘the natural look’ with the emphasis on ‘slightly wild’ it really should come as no surprise! The benefits are a bountiful crop of rather delicious blackberries!! Once again I’m thinking impossible thought of growing my own, of working the ‘land’ and the book on self-sufficiency is out again… Maybe it will get done… Maybe..

Blackberries!

The season of Autumn brings with it a change in our needs & wants with regards to food.  No more calling for refreshing salads, thoughts turn to hearty soups, veg laden stews & streaming hotpot, of crumbles & pies, syrup pudding & custard, & treacle pie & custard, of wholesome things & filling stodgy – warming, cosy comfort food & custard! And lets face it Autumn has well & truly arrived, like a switch, suddenly it was here! Cold, wet & cloudy, outdoor adventures to be rewarded with cake & hot chocolate & indulgence – it’s chilly, we need the extra calories to keep warm! Yep, of course we do…

The first crumble of the season has been made & it was divine! Apple, pear & blackberry with lashings of fresh homemade vanilla custard! It was the food of kings, with just enough let over for breakfast! The perfect amount made! I did forget the oats, but it just means I needs make it again to aim for perfection, with custard.

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The change in flavours brings about a change of menu too & I’ve been having great fun, looking for old Autumn recipes, mouth drooling as I work and now I have the daunting task of putting it all into the menu.  Simply, there’s just too much loveliness to choose from. Old favourites such as sticky toffee are back with a potentially explosive twist, apples feature hugely starting with apple & cinnamon & ending with Queenies!! And Treacle, Autumn without a mention of Treacle is just wrong! Or pumpkin! Lovely, squishy, squashy pumpkin with hints of spice! Are you drooling, you should be! I haven’t even mentioned gingerbread yet, my utter delight! I LOVE to make gingerbread, & my modest (ahem..) collection of cutters is ready & waiting to tease into fantastical shapes & things, if only for my amusement!Silly Moo

Hugely looking forward to the traditional activities, the Autumn season creates, Harvest, gathering in the fruits of our labours! So pleased to see this becoming something we talk about again.  It seems to have become something taken for granted over the years, but with the resurgence of interest in where our British food comes from, it’s logical Harvest should now get a mention! The glorious taste of carving the pumpkin, although I remember it being a swede when I was youngun! How things change! I can’t wait for Hallowe’en & Bonfire Night!! And all the food & yumminess associated with them! Glorious feast of apples & spice & treacle!! I just can’t wait!

So I will try my best, to create the best Autumn Menu I can, full of warmth & delight, of morish mmm’s, & magical morsels, perfectly resplendent in the lovely Autumn light! Ready & waiting to tempt you at Treacle Market, at this seasonal time of year!

Pumpkins

JULY Treacle Market Menu!


Luscious Lemon Drizzle

Luscious Lemon Drizzle

JULY Treacle Market Menu!

This is the intended menu for July’s Treacle Market! Boxes of 4 (£5.00) will be available & can be ordered ready for collection on Sunday! 

FAIRY CAKES 

Gluten Free ~ Simples ~ Wonderfully Moist Chocolate Sponge with a swirl voluptuous Vanilla Buttercream – Gluten Free Perfection!

Crazy Caramel ~ Delicious rich Caramel Sponge with home-made caramel buttercream, with drizzles of yumminess, topped with a homemade caramel!

Simon’s Coffee ~ Rich Coffee with a tiny hint of Vanilla topped with wonderful Coffee Buttercream!

Silly Vanilli ~ Simply the simplest flavour there is but oh so yummy, Vanilla Sponge topped with the whippiest lightest Vanilla Buttercream ever!

Luscious Lemon ~ Lovely Luscious Lemon Sponge with zesty lemon buttercream – Lemon Lovers Heaven!

Double Trouble Chocolate ~ Divinely moist Chocolate Sponge with rich chocolate buttercream with a top of sprinkles & chocolate stuff!

Minty Chocolate ~ Minty Chocolatey sponge with seriously lush buttercream adorned with chocolatey mint stuff!

Chocolate FlutterBy ~ Delicious Chocolate Butterfly Sponge with chocolate secret centre & fluffy vanilla buttercream, topped with sprinkles

Summer Strawbs ~ Fresh British Strawberry laced sponge with vanilla & Strawberry buttercream topped with chocolate coated Strawbs

Raspberry Rumble ~ Raspberry & white chocolate sponge with seriously gorgeous white chocolate buttercream – delish!

SLICES 

Luscious Lemon Drizzle ~ The Infamous & Legendary Luscious Lemon Drizzle, one slice is never enough! 

Regal Victoria Sponge ~ layers of gorgeously light Victoria sponge & raspberry jam!

Batty Battenburg ~ Lovely vanilla sponge quartered by lush raspberry jam, carefully wrapped in marzipan!

(£1.50 per slice or 4 slices for £5.00 Deal)

MORSELS

Coconut Macaroons ~ Utterly Moist & seriously flavourful Macaroons, liberally draped in Dark Belgian Chocolate! 

Queenie V Cakes ~ Individual Victoria Sponge Cakes with a Royal Twist of Lemon

(£1.50 (or 4 for £5.00 Deal)

GINGERBREAD

Gingerbread~- Secret Recipe Gingerbread, extensively taste tested as only the best will do!

Please feel free to sample the specially created Treacle Market Gingerbread shapes that will only be available while stocks last!!

Prince George & the Dragon Lollies £1.50 each

Also, ‘must have’ Gingerbread Moustaches!!! 30p each 

And in honour of the new Royal Baby Prince George – Gingerbread Crowns!

Time permitting we’ll see what other gorgeousness can be created – just for you!!

(*Menu subject to change)

(Please note produce is created in an environment where Wheat/Gluten, Dairy & Nuts are present)

LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL ON TREACLE SUNDAY!!! 

First Up gets the cake – only crumbs if you’re late!!

Special Barnaby Festival Treacle Market Menu!


Deepest Darkest Chocolate!
Deepest Darkest Chocolate!

Special Barnaby Festival Treacle Market Menu!

This is the intended menu for June’s very Special Barnaby Festival Treacle Market! Boxes of 4 (£5.00) will be available & can be ordered ready for collection on Sunday!

FAIRY CAKES 

Gluten Free ~ Simples ~ Wonderfully Moist Chocolate Sponge with a swirl voluptuous Vanilla Buttercream – Gluten Free Perfection!

Crazy Caramel ~ Delicious rich Caramel Sponge with home made caramel buttercream, with drizzles of yumminess, topped with a homemade caramel!

Simon’s Coffee ~ Rich Coffee with a tiny hint of Vanilla topped with wonderful Coffee Buttercream!

Silly Vanilly ~ Simply the simplest flavour there is but oh so yummy, Vanilla Sponge topped with the whippiest lightest Vanilla Buttercream ever!

Luscious Lemon ~ Lovely Luscious Lemon Sponge with zesty lemon buttercream – Lemon Lovers Heaven!

Double Trouble Chocolate ~ Divinely moist Chocolate Sponge with rich chocolate buttercream with a top of sprinkles & chocolate stuff!

Lemony Ginger ~ Zesty, spicy Lemony Ginger sponge with equally yummy buttercream, topped with a cute a button Gingerbread biscuit!

Deepest Darkest ~ Chocolate sponge with gorgeous dark chocolate ganache swirls topped with chocolate treat!

Minty Chocolate ~ Minty Chocolatey sponge with seriously lush buttercream adorned with chocolatey mint stuff!

Chocolate FlutterBy ~ Delicious Chocolate Butterfly Sponge with choclate secret centre & fluffy vanilla buttercream, topped with sprinkles

Summer Strawbs ~ Fresh British Strawberry laced sponge with vanilla & Strawberry buttercream topped with chocolate coated Strawbs

Sticky Toffee ~ Seriously yum sticky toffee sponge with Treacle & brown sugar butter cream

Raspberry Rumble ~ Raspberry & white chocolate sponge with seriously gorgeous white chocolate buttercream – delish!

SLICES 

Luscious Lemon Drizzle – The Infamous & Legendary Luscious Lemon Drizzle, one slice is never enough! 

Regal Victoria Sponge – layers of gorgeously light Victoria sponge & raspberry jam!

Homely Honeyed Fruit Cake ~ Old fashioned fruity honey cake – perfect with a cup of tea!

Batty Battenburg – Lovely vanilla sponge quartered by lush raspberry jam, carefully wrapped in marzipan!

(£1.50 per slice or 4 slices for £5.00 Deal)

MUFFINS

Triple Trouble Chocolate ~ Bursting with decadent Belgian Chocolate – perfect partner to a steaming mug of Hot Chocolate! £1.50 (or 4 for £5.00 Deal)

Strawberries & Cream ~ Summer sunshine in a muffin!

MORSELS

Coconut Macaroons – Utterly Moist & seriously flavourful Macaroons, liberally draped in Dark Belgian Chocolate! £1.50 (or 4 for £5.00 Deal)

GINGERBREAD

Gingerbread – Secret Recipe Gingerbread, extensively taste tested as only the best will do!

Please feel free to sample the specially created Treacle Market Gingerbread shapes that will only be available while stocks last!!

Summer Flowers & Hearts £1.50 (or 4 for £5.00 Deal) 

Dragon Lollies £2 each

Also, ‘must have’ Gingerbread Moustaches!!! 30p each 

Time permitting we’ll see what other gorgeousness can be created – just for you!!

LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL ON TREACLE SUNDAY!!! 

First Up gets the cake – only crumbs if you’re late!!

Hats off – It’s Marvelous May Treacle Dandy Market


Marvelous May Treacle Dandy Market


Treacle TreatsThis is the intended menu for May’s Treacle Market! Boxes of 4 (£5.00) & 12 (£15.00) will be available & can be ordered ready for collection on Sunday!

GLUTEN FREE FAIRY CAKES

Gluten Free Simples – Wonderfully Moist Chocolate Sponge with a swirl voluptuous Vanilla Buttercream – Gluten Free Perfection!

FAIRY CAKES 

Custard & Rhubarb – Tasty roasted rhubarb sponge topped with homemade vanilla custard buttercream!

Sticky Toffee – Sticky toffee sponge with oodles of dates, liberally swirled with brown sugar toffee buttercream

Crazy Caramel – Delicious rich Caramel Sponge with home made caramel buttercream, with drizzles of yumminess, topped with a homemade caramel!

Simon’s Coffee – Rich Coffee with a tiny hint of Vanilla topped with wonderful Coffee Buttercream!

Silly Vanilly – Simply the simplest flavour there is but oh so yummy, Vanilla Sponge topped with the whippiest lightest Vanilla Buttercream ever!

Luscious Lemon – Lovely Luscious Lemon Sponge with zesty lemon buttercream – Lemon Lovers Heaven!

Double Trouble Chocolate – Divinely moist Chocolate Sponge with rich chocolate buttercream with a top of sprinkles & chocolate stuff!

Lemony Ginger – Zesty, spicy Lemony Ginger sponge with equally yummy buttercream, topped with a cute a button Gingerbread biscuit!

Deepest Darkest – Chocolate sponge with gorgeous dark chocolate ganache swirls topped a with chocolate treat!

Minty Chocolate – Minty Chocolatey sponge with seriously lush buttercream adorned with chocolatey mint stuff!

Chocolate FlutterByes – Delicious Chocolate Butterfly Sponge with raspberry jam secret centre & fluffy vanilla buttercream, topped with sprinkles

SLICES 

Luscious Lemon Drizzle – The Infamous & Legendary Luscious Lemon Drizzle, one slice is never enough! 

Classical Victoria Sponge – layers of gorgeously light Victoria sponge & raspberry jam!

Battenburg – Lovely vanilla sponge quartered by lush raspberry jam, carefully wrapped in marzipan!

(£1.50 per slice or 4 slices for £5.00 Deal)

MUFFINS

Triple Chocolate – Bursting with decadent Belgian Chocolate – perfect partner to a steaming mug of Hot Chocolate! £1.50 (or 4 for £5.00 Deal)

MORSELS

Coconut Macaroons – Utterly Moist & seriously flavourful Macaroons, liberally draped in Dark Belgian Chocolate! £1.50 (or 4 for £5.00 Deal)

GINGERBREAD

Gingerbread – Secret Recipe Gingerbread, extensively taste tested as only the best will do!

Please feel free to sample the specially created Treacle Market Gingerbread shapes that will only be available while stocks last!!

Hearts & Flowers Lollies £1.50 (or 4 for £5.00 Deal) 

Also, ‘must have’ Gingerbread Moustaches!!! 30p each 

Time permitting we’ll see what other gorgeousness can be created – just for you!!

LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL ON SUNDAY!!! 

First Up gets the cake – only crumbs if you’re late!! 

Easter Treacle Market Menu


Easter!This is the intended menu for Easter Treacle Market!  Boxes of 4 (£5.00) & 12 (£15.00) will be available & can be ordered ready for collection on Sunday!

GLUTEN FREE FAIRY CAKES

Gluten Free Simples – Wonderfully Moist Chocolate Sponge with a swirl voluptuous Vanilla Buttercream – Gluten Free Perfection!

FAIRY CAKES

Easter Nests – Chocolate & Vanilla Swirl sponge with gorgeous chocolate ganache swirl nest with chocolate mini eggs!

Narnia Delight – Delicately flavoured Rose sponge, with rosewater buttercream & home made turkish delight

Sticky Toffee – Sticky toffee sponge with oodles of dates, liberally swirled with brown sugar, toffee buttercream

Crazy Caramel – Delicious rich Caramel Sponge with home made caramel buttercream, with drizzles of yumminess, topped with a homemade caramel filled chocolate egg!!

Simon’s Coffee – Rich Coffee with a tiny hint of Vanilla topped with wonderful Coffee Buttercream!

Silly Vanilly – Simply the simplest flavour there is but oh so yummy, Vanilla Sponge topped with the whippiest lightest Vanilla Buttercream ever!

Luscious Lemon – Lovely Luscious Lemon Sponge with zesty lemon buttercream – Lemon Lovers Heaven!

Double Trouble Chocolate – Divinely moist Chocolate Sponge with rich chocolate buttercream with a top of sprinkles & chocolate stuff!

I Should Coconut – Unbelievably moist Coconut Cake with lashings of Coconut Buttercream with snowy white Sprinkles!

Lemony Ginger – Zesty, spicy Lemony Ginger sponge with equally yummy buttercream, topped with a cute a button Gingerbread shape!

Minty Chocolate – Minty Chocolatey sponge with seriously lush buttercream adorned with chocolatey mint stuff!

Chocolate FlutterByes – Delicious Chocolate Butterfly Sponge with raspberry jam secret centre & fluffy vanilla buttercream, topped with sprinkles

Cosy Cake – Moist apple sponge with a hint of cinnamon covered with a lovely swirl of cinnamon buttercream & tiny biscuit!

 SLICES 

Luscious Lemon Drizzle – The Infamous & Legendary Luscious Lemon Drizzle, one slice is never enough! 

Classical Victoria Sponge – layers of gorgeously light Victoria sponge & raspberry jam!

 (£1.50 per slice or 4 slices for £5.00 Deal)

MUFFINS

Triple Chocolate – Bursting with decadent Belgian Chocolate – perfect partner to a steaming mug of Hot Chocolate! £1.50 (or 4 for £5.00 Deal)

MORSELS

Coconut Macaroons – Utterly Moist & seriously flavourful Macaroons, liberally draped in Dark Belgian Chocolate! £1.50 (or 4 for £5.00 Deal)

GINGERBREAD

Gingerbread – Secret Recipe Gingerbread, extensively taste tested as only the best will do!

Please feel free to sample the specially created Treacle Market Gingerbread Flowers that will only be available while stocks last!!

Easter biscuits – 75p each, 3 for £2.00 or 6 for £4.00

Easter Lollies £1.50 (or 4 for £5.00 Deal)

 Also, ‘must have’ Gingerbread Moustaches!!!

LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL ON SUNDAY!!! 

First Up gets the cake – only crumbs if you’re late!! 

February Treacle Market Menu


This is the menu for February Treacle Market!  Boxes of 4 (£5.00) & 12 (£15.00) will be available & can be ordered ready for collection on Sunday! (Mother’s Day goodies can also be order for local delivery on 10th March 2013)

GLUTEN FREE FAIRY CAKES

Gluten Free Simples – Wonderfully Moist Chocolate Sponge with voluptuous Vanilla Buttercream – Gluten Free Perfection!

FAIRY CAKES

*NEW FLAVOUR* 

Sticky Toffee – Sticky toffee sponge with oodles of dates, liberally swirled with brown sugar, toffee buttercream

Crazy Caramel – Delicious rich Caramel Sponge with home made caramel buttercream, with drizzles of yumminess!

Simon’s Coffee – Rich Coffee with a tiny hint of Vanilla topped with wonderful Coffee Buttercream!

Silly Vanilly – Simply the simplest flavour there is but oh so yummy, Vanilla Sponge topped with the whippiest lightest Vanilla Buttercream ever!

Luscious Lemon – Lovely Luscious Lemon Sponge with zesty lemon buttercream – Lemon Lovers Heaven!

Double Trouble Chocolate – Divinely moist Chocolate Sponge with rich chocolate buttercream with a top of sprinkles & chocolate stuff!

I Should Coconut – Unbelievably moist Coconut Cake with lashings of Coconut Buttercream with snowy white Sprinkles!

Lemony Ginger – Zesty, spicy Lemony Ginger sponge with equally yummy buttercream, topped with a cute a button Gingerbread Flower!

Minty Chocolate – Minty Chocolatey sponge with seriously lush buttercream adorned with chocolatey mint stuff!

Chocolate FlutterByes – Delicious Chocolate Butterfly Sponge with raspberry jam secret centre & fluffy vanilla buttercream, topped with sprinkles

  

SLICES 

Lemon Drizzle – The Infamous & Legendary Luscious Lemon Drizzle, one slice is never enough! £1.50 per slice (or 4 slices for £5.00 Deal)

MUFFINS

Triple Chocolate – Bursting with decadent Belgian Chocolate – perfect partner to a steaming mug of Hot Chocolate! £1.50 (or 4 for £5.00 Deal)

MORSELS

Coconut Macaroons – Utterly Moist & seriously flavourful Macaroons, liberally draped in Dark Belgian Chocolate! £1.50 (or 4 for £5.00 Deal)

GINGERBREAD

Gingerbread – Secret Recipe Gingerbread, extensively taste tested as only the best will do!

Please feel free to sample the specially created Treacle Market Gingerbread Flowers that will only be available while stocks last!!

Small  Heart & Flowers biscuits – 75p each, 3 for £2.00 or 6 for £4.00

Flower Lollies £1.50 (or 4 for £5.00 Deal)

LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL ON SUNDAY!!! 

First Up gets the cake – only crumbs if you’re late!! 

Crafted… It’s finally here!


Playful Pinks
Playful Pinks

So I’ve finally started to sort out the ‘Crafted’ side of my life, going back to the very beginning & I must admit it’s making me smile, at lot!!!  I though I’d just let you know,  here’s the link Crafted! So I hope you like what you see, & if you do, tell your family & friends, & if you’re ever in need of the perfect box, that special cake, that perfect whatever else I make, then I’ll be here waiting to create…

First Treacle Market of 2013!


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JANUARY 27TH 2013 – It’s Treat Yourself  Treacle Market!

This is the intended Valentine’s menu for the very first Treacle Market of 2013!  Boxes of 4 (£5.00) & 12 (£15.00) will be available & can be ordered ready for collection on Sunday! (Valentine’s goodies can also be order for local delivery on 14th February 2013)

GLUTEN FREE Fairy Cakes

Gluten Free Simples – Wonderfully Moist Chocolate Sponge with voluptuous Vanilla Buttercream – Gluten Free Perfection!

 Gluten Free Silly Vanilly – Simply the simplest flavour there is but oh so yummy, Vanilla GF Sponge topped with the whippiest lightest Vanilla Buttercream ever!

FAIRY CAKES

Valentine’s Love – Heavenly Chocolate & raspberry sponge topped with wickedly whipped chocolate ganache, chocolate hearts & Valentine’s sprinkles

Crazy Caramel – Delicious rich Caramel Sponge with home made caramel buttercream, with drizzles of yumminess!

Simon’s Coffee – Rich Coffee with a tiny hint of Vanilla topped with wonderful Coffee Buttercream!

 Silly Vanilly – Simply the simplest flavour there is but oh so yummy, Vanilla Sponge topped with the whippiest lightest Vanilla Buttercream ever!

 Luscious Lemon – Lovely Luscious Lemon Sponge with zesty lemon buttercream – Lemon Lovers Heaven!

Double Chocolate – Divinely moist Chocolate Sponge with rich chocolate buttercream with a top of sprinkles & chocolate stuff!

 I Should Coconut – Unbelievably moist Coconut Cake with lashings of Coconut Buttercream with winter white Sprinkles!

Lemony Ginger – Zesty, spicy Lemony Ginger sponge with equally yummy buttercream, topped with a cute a button Gingerbread Heart!

 Minty Chocolate – Minty Chocolatey sponge with seriously lush buttercream adorned with chocolatey mint stuff!

Chocolate Butterfly – Delicious Chocolate Butterfly Sponge with raspberry jam secret centre & vanilla buttercream, topped with Valentine’s sprinkles

SLICES

Lemon Drizzle – The Infamous & Legendary Luscious Lemon Drizzle, one slice is never enough! £1.50 per slice (or 4 slices for £5.00 Deal)

Marble Fudge Dream – Rich, moist vanilla & chocolate marbled sponge layered with wonderful whipped chocolate fudge icing! Wicked!!! *NEW* per slice (or 4 slices for £5.00 Deal)

 MUFFINS

Triple Chocolate – Bursting with decadent Belgian Chocolate – perfect partner to a steaming mug of Hot Chocolate! £1.50 (or 4 for £5.00 Deal)

MORSELS

Coconut Macaroons – Utterly Moist & seriously flavourful Macaroons, liberally draped in Dark Belgian Chocolate! £1.50 (or 4 for £5.00 Deal)

GINGERBREAD

Gingerbread – Secret Recipe Gingerbread, extensively taste tested as only the best will do!

Please feel free to sample the specially created Treacle Market Gingerbread Hearts that will be available while stocks last!!

Small Valentine heart biscuits – 75p each, 3 for £2.00 or 6 for £4.00

Valentine Heart Lollies £1.50 (or 4 for £5.00 Deal)

LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL ON SUNDAY!!! 

First Up gets the cake – only crumbs if you’re late!!