Mother’s Day Treats

Happy Mother’s Day, Slamseys Art, Braintree

Next weekend is one of the most important weekends for many of our friends here at Slamseys – it’s Mother’s Day!  Here’s my top five treats to enjoy together.


Garnetts Farmer’s Market, Barnston

Get an early start and head off to Great Garnetts monthly Farmer’s Market at Barnston.  You can pick up a lovely joint of meat for lunch on Sunday as well as homemade breads, preserves, sweet treats and more.  There’s always a lot to see and the markets are always popular.


Chocolate Truffle Workshop at Slamseys Art, Great Notley

Next up, it’s time to get chocolatey! I love it when Hilary from Choctails comes to Slamseys – the smell of melting chocolate fills the whole of the barn – and I always manage to sneak away a few squares of chocolates to indulge in.  This is the perfect workshop for you and your mum to enjoy together, as you taste, temper, roll, dip and decorate chocolate truffles – but make sure you book your places online as this workshop is normally a sell out.

Chocolate Truffle Making at Slamseys Art, Braintree, Credit Ruth Wheaton


Buy a Bouquet, Springfield Florist, Chelmsford

In the afternoon head over to Springfield Florist and choose one of their beautiful bouquets or design your own from their wide range of flowers.

Hand Tied Bouquet, flower arranging for Mother's Day, Slamseys Art, Essex


Enjoy a country walk

Make sure you grab a lie in on Sunday morning before taking a leisurely walk around the countryside.  There are lots of brilliant public footpaths, cycle trails and bridleways around us – my favourite is the John Ray Walk.


Homemade Sunday Lunch

Finally it’s time for the most important meal of the week – the Sunday Roast!  The key to a great roast is good quality, locally grown and reared products.  Grab some seasonal vegetables like leeks, artichokes and swede, maybe do something special with the roast potatoes, like add a clove of garlic or a sprig of rosemary.  And while it’s all cooking away, sit back and enjoy a glass of English sparkling wine with a good glug of Slamseys Raspberry Gin.

Slamseys Raspberry Gin, Essex


The perfect weekend!



One thought on “Mother’s Day Treats

  1. Anne Wheaton March 6, 2015 / 3:43 pm

    It sounds as though your mother will have a lovely Mothers Day.


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