Blog for April ... not quite what we had originally planned

Blog for April ... not quite what we had originally planned

April 21, 2020

So our April blog was meant to be about chocolate and Easter eggs and all the happy times we were looking forward to when spring arrived…. 

 

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Well Hello There February !

Well Hello There February !

February 01, 2020

And this month we will celebrate the day of love on St Valentine’s day and I will be celebrating something else.  My birthday! We have some lovely bespoke Valentine’s gift boxes with red shred to mark the occasion created especially for your love.  https://clanartisan.co.uk/search?type=product&q=valentines

I’m super excited to tell you about our new products that will be coming soon. I had attended the Specialty food show in Glasgow last month and was blown away with the high-quality products. I ate my body weight in tasters and came home with a sack filled with samples that Santa would be jealous of! Thank you  to all who gave me samples X 

I absolutely loved chatting to the amazing producers and hearing all their inspiring stories.  It was also great to meet some of our own producers and catch up with others. Call me old fashioned, but I so prefer meeting face to face than talking on a phone or in an email. Although I do talk a wee bit too much and felt I didn’t get to every stand!

I would love to mention all the amazing products that I found, but that would be an essay, and this is a blog!  I’m already struggling with the word count here!

Coming soon ….

I was hoping to find some healthier option snacks and found Growers Garden and their broccoli crisps. (based in Fife) They are made from the wonky broccoli supermarkets don’t want, 100 % natural, taste amazing and are gluten free. What’s not to love here!  They sent me a huge box of samples and I’m just awaiting on other products to add into the box I’m hoping to offer. I must admit I have eaten quite a few bags … they are that good! https://growers-garden.com/our-roots/

I have a sweet tooth and was so impressed with the amount of high-quality chocolate producers at the show. It’s so difficult to pick, when you are spoilt with such choice !

Have you ever heard of Ruby chocolate?

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Here's to 2020 : let it be great ...

Here's to 2020 : let it be great ...

January 09, 2020

And so it’s now 2020 ! Wow ...a few years back that seemed so very very far away ...

and now it's here so Happy new year to you all x

Seems like yesterday it was my school holidays and they seemed to last forever . Now a year passes quicker than a lightening bolt ! I remember my Granny used to say the older you get , the quicker the years pass. How true is this now ?! 

Well the year 2019 could only be described as a challenging one .

I Lost my Dad in April 2019 , which was one of the hardest things i've ever had to deal with . Then it was the decision to give up my other business, The Wee Kitchen Company. Karen also left Clan Artisan and I wasn't quite sure whether to continue alone.

Emotionally draining ...all of it . 

But ...

Aren't all these curve balls we get thrown just life in general .. We all keep waiting on life getting easier ..or better.. but the challenges just keep coming , every single day . Some challenges are life changing and so difficult to deal with , and we need time to recover. Some are just a nuisance .

But some of these challenges really have to happen in order to clear the path for new beginnings . We just can't see that at the time . 

( continued in clan life blog) 

 

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Changes here at Clan Artisan HQ / help combat food waste

Changes here at Clan Artisan HQ / help combat food waste

September 25, 2019

We have some really sad news here at Clan Artisan,  Karen has now left us .  *Jen sobs into her tissue *

There was no fights or hard feelings ....no gossip or big fall outs ( sorry to disappoint , rather boring really ) 

Just a change of circumstances in life and that's what happens. We all have to do whats best for our families and well being and continue on our journey . We really wish Karen all the best and really want to thank her for all her hard work and input setting up Clan Artisan . Jen is carrying on with the business herself ..so hope we don't have many technical issues or we are in trouble .( that was definitely  Karen's domain ) 

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Cheers to a Happy and Healthy 2019!

Cheers to a Happy and Healthy 2019!

January 14, 2019

So its January again and time to start thinking of healthier eating after all that over indulgence over the festive period!

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Why Autumn is our ultimate favourite Season...

Why Autumn is our ultimate favourite Season...

October 25, 2018

When you think of Autumn, do you feel a slight tinge of sadness as the dark nights and winter are approaching? Feel sad as summer is over once again? Or are you someone who actually loves the idea of the dark nights and bright crisp mornings, and the beautiful autumnal colours that are on view every corner that we turn.

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Focus on...Wild Fig Food...

Focus on...Wild Fig Food...

May 22, 2018

About the maker and our favourite ways to eat their products...

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Stress Awareness Month - 10 Fun Ways to Relieve Stress

Stress Awareness Month - 10 Fun Ways to Relieve Stress

April 03, 2018

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International Women's Day - Thursday 8th March

International Women's Day - Thursday 8th March

March 07, 2018

Recent findings tell us that gender equality is still over 200 years away. How crazy is that?  Find out who our inspiring women are...

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Mother's Day

February 25, 2018

Mother’s Day: A Celebration of all Women! #Clantasticwoman

With Mother’s Day fast approaching on Sunday 11th March, we really hope that all us mums out there have a really lovely day.  We also know it can be a really tough day for some, tinged with sadness. 

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Say No To Plastic!

Say No To Plastic!

February 04, 2018

First carrier bags, now straws and coffee cups...

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Clan Artisan - Local Heroes!

Clan Artisan - Local Heroes!

January 28, 2018

The lovely people at Stirling Self Catering wrote a blog about us and named it Local Hero!

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