Remember Levi Roots and his Reggae Reggae sauce? Ryan Tindall is one such budding Apprentice. His inspiration comes from his gran, Elizabeth, who made mint jelly to accompany the Sunday roast. Ryan loved it so much he ate it with most of his meals, and now we can! At the beginning of 2016 he set up Just Jelly, producing mint jelly based on Elizabeth’s recipe in his parent’s kitchen in Hawsker and is now selling nationwide. He’s added beetroot, rosemary and port to his offer, and they’re flying off the shelves. The mint one is indeed fabulous with roast lamb, and the port jelly goes down a treat with cheese, add a spoonful of the rosemary to soups and casseroles for an extra kick, and the beetroot is a winner with a rustic pate. Ryan suggests a scoop of it with chocolate cake too! You’ll find it in The Whitby Deli on Flowergate – it’ll brighten up your beach picnic. Buy it online too at www.justjelly.co.uk
Hawsker appears to be the centre of the universe right now! The Baytown Coffee Company was born at Moorgate Leas Farm in 2013, the brainchild of four friends, bean geeks who were determined to bring the best coffee they could to the coast; ‘the last time we looked, coffee made you feel good, right?’ They source the highest quality beans, hand roast them and bag them up. They’re all about sustainability and accountability, so you know it’s a decent brew in every sense. They buy from Brazil, Colombia and Costa Rica, working directly with growers and working with importers who are committed to traceability, ensuring that the people at the start of the process are paid above the fair trade minimum.
But .. does it taste good? Oh yes, it’s the bee’s knees, the cat’s pyjamas, the dog’s wotsits. Taste it at Tea, Toast & Post in Robin Hood’s Bay, or buy the beans at Station Road Stores in Robin Hood's Bay, Barnards of Fylingthorpe and The Whitby Deli to name a few.
SquidBeak are Jill Turton and Mandy Wragg, food journalists who share the Yorkshire Post’s weekly restaurant review column as well as leading a secret life as restaurant inspectors for national food guides. You can also follow SquidBeak on Twitter.