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Keep an eye on our blog for all our top tips, product shout-outs and long reads. Plenty of inspiration, features about our favourite fellow artisan producers and lots of other tasty stuff!
INDULGE IN FOODIE LUXURY THIS CHRISTMAS
IThis festive season we’re showcasing some of our favourite independent brands. All producers of products we love and regularly enjoy here at Charlie & Ivy’s HQ. Each selected to help you discover some luxury and indulgence this Christmas...read more!
THE ULTIMATE FOODIE GIFTING GUIDE
If you’re looking to make the foodies in your life jump for joy this Christmas, you’ve come to the right place. At Charlie & Ivy’s we know that finding the perfect gift for a food lover can sometimes be a little daunting, especially at Christmas time when we can all feel a little under pressure and we want to make that gift extra special and tailored to their taste(buds)...read more!
SUMMER TABLES WITH JO PURDY
In a quiet Yorkshire village, down a pretty country lane, is the home of Yorkshire creative and florist Jo Purdy of Hearts and Flowers. This Summer we headed out to visit Jo, who welcomed us into her studio and garden to learn a thing or two about how to dress our tables this Summer...read more!
C&I + LAUREL VINES - PERFECT PAIRINGS
We recently hit the road to visit a fellow producer, Laurel Vines, to discover some delicious wine pairings for some of our favourite dishes. We were greeted by Rebekah, who kindly showed us around the small, but perfectly formed vineyard. Located in the beautiful hamlet of Aike, East Yorkshire, we were met by the most fantastic views over their 10 acres of lush vines. The scenery is stunning, and the vines are thriving, even given the fickle Yorkshire weather!..read more!
OUR BEST BARBECUE BURGER COMBOS
When it comes to the great British barbeque, for us it’s all in the burger. And when it comes to the burger, we’re serious fans of Warrendale Wagyu! With their HQ nestled in the picturesque Yorkshire Wolds, located just a few miles from Charlie & Ivy’s, National Barbecue Week seemed the perfect opportunity to pair up with this fellow, local artisan business and bring you our top tips for creating the very best barbecue burger...read more!
PARTY FOOD FIT FOR A KING
Whether you’re heading to a street party, hosting a garden gathering or just relaxing with a few friends to watch the Coronation of King Charles III, we’ve got some super simple and seriously tasty party recipes for you...read more!
CHARLIE & IVY'S + GRAND GET-TOGETHERS
One of our favourite things about the community we are part of is having the opportunity to collaborate with fellow artisan businesses. Last month we were spoilt to use the recently launched Bogg Hall Barn, one of 4 luxury properties owned by fellow Yorkshire business Grand Get-Togethers...read more!
SPRING TABLE SETTINGS THAT DON'T COST THE EARTH
It’s great to have the occasion to invite people over, hosting dinner is one of our favorite things to do. The only problem is these things often get quite costly and are not always the most sustainable. For us it’s not about having a huge budget or buying lots of new accessories, it’s about welcoming spring into the home...read more!
THE TASTES OF TRAVEL
For many of us one of the huge draws of travelling is the food. If you think back to when you last discussed a holiday that a friend had returned from, after asking about the weather isn’t the next question, “And how was the food?”..read more!
OUR GUIDE TO SURVIVING WINTER
Winter is a magical season, but once the hustle and bustle of the festive period has passed, the long nights and short days can sometimes begin to drag, and we find ourselves often dreaming of the seasons to come. So, we've put together our guide for surviving it, getting through the next few months by making the most of the season...read more!
ECO FRIENDLY WRAPPING INSPIRATION FOR CHRISTMAS
Christmas is filled with wonderful things, family, friends, food and cheer! It’s the time of year we come together, celebrate, and exchange gifts and enjoy a tipple of two! We spend so long considering what we’re going to give our loved ones...read more!
THE ART OF GREAT BRITISH FOOD
September traditionally sees in British Food Fortnight, a celebration of great British food and farming and an opportunity to consider what you buy, how it is produced and where it comes from. This year we’re shining the spotlight on some deliciously inspirational British artisan producers...read more!
OUR CHARLIE & IVY'S SUMMER SALAD TOP TIPS
At Charlie & Ivy’s we’re all about enjoying simple delicious food every day, especially throughout the Summer! The warm days and long evening are always a great opportunity to bring friends and family together. Whether picnicking, barbecuing, garden partying or al fresco dining you’ll always want a few simple salads to hand...read more!
NEW RECIPE TO CELEBRATE A GREAT TASTE WIN
We won a Great Taste Star! Needless to say, we are completely over the moon! This is the second of our three Plant Based mayonnaises to scoop an award, and we are absolutely delighted. These products have been years in the making ...read more!
BARBECUE SEASON HAS ARRIVED!
Here at Charlie & Ivy’s, we love a good barbecue, it’s another excuse to get outside, and for us it really marks the true start of Summer. Barbecues make for simpler evenings, and for us, are generally a social affair..!read more!
CHARLIE & IVY'S + COUNTRY HUTS ON THE WOLDS
We recently had the pleasure of discovering this relaxing, rural escape on the Yorkshire Wolds. Less than 2 miles from Charlie & Ivy’s HQ, nestled into the edge of Thixendale village, Country Huts on the Wolds was our absolute dream location for our summer shoot....read more!