So the Lake District seemed to be a bit of a haven of locally made produce, and I did buy rather a lot of goodies.
From Lakeland I bought some extracts for baking (peppermint, orange and rose), gorgeous mango licorice, a big tub of honey munchy seeds and another lunch cup (the pink thing- I have one which I use all the time for lunches as it can hold a salad, but the lid has a tab to pop open so if I heat something in the work microwave I don’t have to worry about anything).
I have been enjoying the seeds this week- I bought some Alpro creamy yoghurts (which are so tasty) and had one with British strawberries (hooray- strawberry season is nearly here) and topped with seeds- so good.
I bought some jams- sweet cherry and strawberry with elderflower (thought that sounded really different), some cardamom and star anise, little beond bars and of course when I saw the chocolate marzipan I could not resist!
I also bought some gorgeous sticky toffee chocolates, a jar of chocolate orange curd (just want to try it) and a little pack of mini jars including Christmas jam and sticky toffee sauce.
I also bought my mum quite a few goodies, but I have kept them all wrapped up.
Both the B&B’s we stayed in used Pure Lakes toiletries including hand-wash, moisturiser, shampoo, shower gel and shower mousse (places that have big bottles that they refill always get bonus points from me too- the little bottles or new packets of soap are such a waste)- the first place had a rose and geranium scent which was amazing- I found some of the range in the shops but not that scent, so I might treat myself at a later date.
That was the bonus of taking the car too- chuck it in the boot each time I bought something new, and no worries about luggage allowance!
17 thoughts on “Lake District goodies”
Yummy! I’ve been really into seeds at the moment too, they are so good with fresh fruit and yog. I love the look of that salad cup, I’m going to check it out as I’ve been having a problem with leaky and cumbersome lunch boxes recently – everything smells of apple cider vinegar at the moment thanks to my salad going everywhere :-(.
No exciting plans for this weekend, I think we’ll be sorting, running and relaxing!
Those plans sound good to me! Add in some baking and that sounds like my weekend plans 🙂
The pots are really good- I think they are sold as soup cups, but they are good for anything really.
I love those Munchy Seeds, very addictive. 😉 I also have that soup cup, which is just genius and such a great little invention. Looks like a great haul from the Lakes. Have a lovely weekend!
Yes I can see I will be sprinkling the seeds on everything!
What a great selection of goodies, you can find some great stuff like that when you travel. My Christmas gift from my best friend was all things like that which she’d got from Cornwall. I’m off out for a night out with my best friend tomorrow and I can’t wait!
Have a lovely night out! I love gifts like that too- it’s great to try new things.
Love picking up new goodies when I go away especially if its local stuff!
I am working tomorrow then we are going to Dales sisters birthday dinner in the evening, Sunday a lazy day then dinner at my sisters, lots of fun to be had!
Have a lovely weekend 🙂
I love foods like this, totally something I would buy. There is a sage apple jelly at the Farmers Market by me and it’s so delicious. I think I’ll buy it for my next turkey dinner!
I saw a lot of nice jellies (like lavender ) but I didn’t know when I would eat them so I didn’t buy any. Your farmers market sounds lovely 🙂
Excellent haul! It all sounds so lovely. Problem I have is I always buy things that sound yummy (like chutneys and jams) but I never use them in the end. I never have toast to put jam on or sandwiches to use the chutney with so I have quite a few jars that are just sitting in my cupboard! Ben prefers his toast with butter and sandiwches with mayo….But I still can’t help buying it! Oh dear.
I must say I’m really not a big seed fan. I find them difficult to eat without getting them all over me (I’m such a mess) and not very satisfying. I think I’m more of a nut fan!
I can be a bit like that but I like jam on scones or with peanut butter so we will use it slowly! I am like that with tea- I buy so much so even though we drink it a lot we can’t keep up with my buying!
I like seeds for sprinkling on things but would not eat them on their own 🙂
Pardon me while I just wipe the dribble from my iPad! Orange chocolate curd sounds nothing short of amazing! I am only allowed Munchy Seeds once a year at our county show otherwise I would eat far too many of them. I think I have managed to try all of them over the last few years, with my favourite ones being the chilli seeds.
Weekend plans are run, washing, hoovering and I am seeing Blake with my mum tomorrow night (no idea who they are). Hope you have a nice weekend 🙂
I like the choccy seeds with apricot too.
Have a lovely weekend 🙂
I love stocking up on finds like this. Looks like you got quite a haul! Chocolate marzipan would have been my weakness and I wouldn’t have stuck to just one packet! I’m not a massive fan of seeds, or bars made of seeds. I find they get everywhere, and stuck in my teeth and I would just genuinely prefer meals without them. I do like limited amounts on top of soft bread rolls though. 🙂
Mmm munchy seeds are one of my favourite snacks. Trouble is, I can eat far too many of them in one go.
That looks like an amazing haul! Love munchy seeds!