Truffleicious is moving

Truffleicious in Appledore

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Facing a sea of dreams

Having suffered the slings & arrows of Great Chalfield & not made an outrageous fortune, Truffleicious is now moving to Appledore, North Devon, to face a sea of dreams.

While I have enjoyed my time at Great Chalfield, I am not going to miss the National Trust visitors, who could not, or would not understand that I was a Sole, Independant trader and not an employee of that said organisation. The rudeness of these visitors was just unbeliveable, – there was me thinking Trust members came from a more polite society? – I built my business, based on years of experience, to supply home made healthy foods which are preservative & additive free. I also cater for gluten free, dairy free & any other trendy fad, that happened to be in vogue. (With apologies to true Celiacs etc). However, this was not good enough. Why could they not have a normal scone, they had them at other Trust establishments? Well. “The reason is Madam. I pay them to be here”, I coverted their Stable into a working kitchen & obtained the required hygeine status, – at my own expense – rent the flat above & made my lovely little garden, from the car parking space & yes I do only open from 12.30 – 3.30, “Why”

Because I have to make all this food myself, serve it, wash up, shop for ingredients etc & also spend 3 hrs a day promoting my & other small businesses on-line, plus writing my recipe blog: https://truffleicious.blogAll of this is fine, but if the weather is poor, all this freshly made food gets given away as there are no customers. So. when they think I must “make a fortune” all I can say is “No. I sit on my bum all day”. Of course, the majority of customers are lovely, many even appreciate what I am trying to provide during the summer months & order from me during the winter. So. To those of you who have left comments on Trip Advisor. Twitter, FB & Instagram, May I say a huge THANK YOU & I will miss you.

Now, Appledore here I come. I will still be selling my truffles etc but on-line https://truffleicious.org I have also built a new website: https://northdevondoes.comwhere I will be promoting, small businesses in the area & continuing my blog & recipe development. Will also still be publishing my recipes on my Foodies Wiltshire FB page. Not being one to “sit on my bum all day ” I have another little business idea up my sleeve, so as they say in todays world “Watch this space”.

Canapes, Gluten free, Drinks, Vegan, Nibbles

Christmas Party pleasures

The pleasures of the Christmas party may be missed by the host or hostess. All that planning, cooking, washing up gives you a headache just thinking about it. OK. So you can pop into your favourite Supermarket & buy ready prepared foods, which you will probably find at every party you attend this year. These are probably not natural foods, but products filled with artificial flavourings, colourings & preservatives, not the type of nibbles you health conscious party givers wish to give your guests. This is where TRUFFLEicious can come to the rescue.

TRUFFLEicious specialises in fresh natural, own recipe foods, which contain NO additives, preservatives or artificial colourings. We just use local – where possible – seasonal ingredients, which we then home make into your individual requirements. NOTHING is shop bought, not bread, cakes, biscuits or pastry. Of course, we buy our ham from shops, but they are ham joints, which we simmer with veg & herbs to produce a tasty slice of Wiltshire ham. Sorry, if I’ve offended the Vegans & vegetarians among you by mentioning the “H” word, but we cater for you too, also Gluten free, Dairy Free, Diabetics & the Low Fodmap’s of this world. Our 40 yrs experience of cooking The Kitchen Experience has given us the knowledge & expertise to cope with any food requirement.

Canapes, Christmas food, Party food, Vegan foods, Gluten free foods,
A mouthful of chocolate

As well as our breads & cakes, we have also included an updated winter version of our summer canape menu. Again these include all dietary requirements & because we have made every thing ourselves we know exactly what they contain. NO allergy problems here. All available packed in boxes. Free Delivery within 3 miles. Collection from Great Chalfield, by appointment only.

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A morsel of cheesy deliciousness

Give a little gift of Love this Christmas.

FOOD IS FOR LIFE – NOT JUST FOR CHRISTMAS -EAT HEALTHLY

An original gift, for Christmas, Birthdays, Weddings, Anniversaries etc

Weekly or monthly food gift voucher delivered each week or month, for as long as you like.

For further information contact us:

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Stuff they like

If you don’t already know about it, then shame on you. The Pig Guide was launched in 2009 and has grown organically to become one of the most respected food guides in Bath.

Any self respecting foodie needs to sign up to find out about the best eateries & watering holes in Bath & surrounding areas. Whether you live in the area or plan to visit, this guide is a must have.

Oh!  and by the way. Another mention this month. The lovely Piggies at The Pig guide have given us a some lovely comments:

 

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The must have for all foodies in Bath & surrounding areas

Click the link to find out more:  THE PIG GUIDE

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Truffleicious. Great Chalfield HQ.

 

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Taste our Food

From 1st April – 30th October 2018 you can taste our fresh homemade food at The Coach House in the beautiful grounds of Great Chalfield Manor, Nr Melksham, Wiltshire.

Tea, home made, cakes, light lunches, Trufleicious
Medieval Manor House & Gardens Wiltshire

You may also be able to meet our furry friends at Chalfield. Orla, Gypsy & especially a sweet little terrier called MING who’s bark is worse than her bite!

Dogs, Labrador, Lady of the Manor
Afternoon all

Our light lunches, soups, cakes, desserts & chocolates are freshly made our converted Stables Kitchen & served from the Coach House.

I am open from 12.30 – 3.30 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.  As I am an independent, sole trader the food is freshly cooked in small batches by me from my own recipes & served by me from the Coach house.  Our style of cooking is fresh, vegetarian & healthy with a few naughty bits on the side. All dietary requirements are catered for and gluten free cakes are always available.

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Lovely comments in our visitors book

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Our Scores on the doors

We have seasonal menu changes & like to use fresh local ingredients. Each day we have a light lunch special. As our business is weather & visitor dependent it is advisable to choose & pay for your lunch on arrival, before touring the house & garden, to avoid disappointment.  You can also book afternoon tea for groups wishing to visit the Manor.

Check out our new Summer Menu here:   TRUFFLEicious Summer Take away Menu

You can follow me here on twitter, instagram & facebook to find out more.

I am registered as a food business with Wiltshire Council and hold a current (2018) Level 2.  Food hygiene certificate.

Look forward to meeting you in the coming season. Your comments are appreciated.

Buffet, Home made, Salad, canapes, bowl food

Why I publish this website.

Why do I publish this website & blog?

Well the obvious reason is to attract potential customers to savour the delights of my homemade, own recipe food and associated foodie services.

BUT the real reason is that     I LOVE FOOD. 

I love cooking it, writing about it, taking pictures of it, thinking about & creating new recipes with it, teaching about it AND above all EATING it.

SO if you share my passion or are thinking of becoming a customer, PLEASE take a few minutes to browse the sections of my site and feel free to share anything you particularly like, any comments are gratefully received. BUT above all ENJOY

Seasonal Menu’s

As Autumn unfolds before us, our thoughts turn to misty mornings & smoky bonfires, with Christmas looming on the horizon.

Now is the time to think about those seasonal menus.

Freshly #homemade from our own #recipes Browse our #Winter – #Christmas Menus.

Please click the link below to view our Menus.

Menu Truffleicious Winter-Christmas 2017

If you have any questions or would like us to contact you about our menu please submit the form below: