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By Paul, Mar 14 2018 05:11PM

So a couple of months ago we happened upon an advert for the British Pie Awards and thought 'wouldn't it be amazing if little old us and our little bundles of pastry love could hold our own in something like that?!' and in a moment of crazy, the form was completed!

Fast forward a few weeks and life and daisies had taken over a little and our thoughts of entering moved to 'maybe next year'.... That was until the lovely Chairman made contact with us because of our incomplete entry - Dr Matthew O'Callaghan was so supportive and encouraging it gave us the confidence to go for it :).

After much deliberation over which of our offerings to proffer up for judgement by some very experienced chefs and foodies alike we opted for the one that had been available the least - but had received so much love from all who had tried it - the then named Christmas Dinner Pasty! It tied in well with us having (due to popular demand) decided to launch the much favoured item over Easter too.

When it came time to make it ready for it's journey to Melton Mowbray we were lucky enough to be approached to make a batch of someones pasties at the same time - the now named Festive Dinner Pasty - so thats what we did, we made a whole normal batch, and took one to send off for the awards while all its siblings journied elsewhere - and we could do no more!

The day of the awards came and went, and we knew we would receive feedback from our entry - which we hoped would really help us develop our products as we evolve as a company - but we weren't really sure how it all worked. On the Thursday the top 3 of each class were announced and they were all invited to a special luncheon and ceremony the following day - until then we wouldn't know who had won which space. Several emails followed and late on Friday night an email arrived with the 'full results' - and there in the alphabetical list of the 180 companies who had entered over 960 pasties and pies between them was little old Happy Daisy - with the word 'Silver' next to it!!! Until this point (being total novices!) we had thought there were only three awards in each class - so came completely out of the blue - being the insomniac that I am, spent the night desperately wanting to shout it from the rooftops - but a combination of unconfirmed results and everyone we knew being asleep - our poor neice had to manage our excitement on her own haha!

So now it's official! And we're officially shouting from all the rooftops we can see! The Festive Dinner pasties will be available to order from now for a whole month! And to celebrate we're offering it to you all with 10% off! So for 2 of these pasty beasts it's £9.90 - postable to anywhere in mainland UK - royal mail 1st class - for £4 (for larger orders - or guaranteed next day delivery - please contact us directly to discuss).

By Paul, Feb 18 2018 09:21PM

Happy New Year Daisies!!! I know - its February - but I'm quite sure we literally blink sometimes and another 3 months have passed...

Anyway - sorry we have been away quite so long from the blog - no excuses - didn't actually realise it had been so long! We've been a person down for a while and thanks to you all, had a really busy festive season - the Christmas Dinner Pasties were a particular hit - wonder if they'll make another appearence over Easter...

The website has had a little update (thanks Pippa!) - still work to do - but check it out and let us know what you think! Emma's been buried under celebration cakes (thank you!), Chris has been Beevering away some new savouries - which we will launch soon ;).

Most exciting for us though after so many requests for a postal service - we have one!!!!

We've been sending out sweets, tiffin and cookies for quite a while, but it's taken us until now to be confident enough to send the pasties. We've sent quite a few trial packages - of different sizes, in different packaging, with different carriers to try and come up with a solution that balances quality and price - but we've got there!! So we're now selling all pasties in boxes of 4, that can be sent, chilled via Royal Mail - 1st Class. This of course isn't guarenteed next day delivery - but several trials all found that they arrived the following day. Guarenteed next day and larger packages are of course available - just send us a message and we can price it up for you :).

We hope everyone that has been after our goodies that don't live close enough or haven't been able to get to see us at our events is as excited as we are about this!

Bee Happy Daisies xxx

By Paul, Sep 6 2017 11:23AM

Hey Daisy's!

So we promised we would have recipes to share - we've just taken a while to get to this point!

With the launch of our pasty fillings being sold on their own (thanks to the lovely customers who suggested it!) - now seems like the perfect time to get on it!

Here we have more of a serving suggestion than a recipe I guess - but we'll get there!

Initially we just have our Creamy Curried Jackfruit & our Mushroom Stroganoff sauces available purchase by wieght - and we'll look at others depending on demand - so if there was something you would like us to offer - please shout!

Today I've been playing with the Mushroom Stroganoff (as I'm sure you can tell!). I used:

* 400g Mushroom Stroganoff (which had been frozen - half defrosted in the fridge - then impatiently finished off in the saucepan!) heated until fully defrosted. Add:

* 200-300mls Vegan White Wine (depending on taste) stir into the sauce. Add:

* 1 box of Risotto Rice - stir well. Once the sauce is soaking into the rice well add:

* 100mls Stock (we used stock from making the stroganoff - available soon! But any stock will be fine). Stir well. At this point I added:

* Mixed Herbs, Salt & Pepper to taste. Stir well. Once stock is fully soaked - add:

* Stock - approx 50ml at a time - stir well and regularly to ensure even coating and that it doesn't stick to the pan.

* Taste once you have added the first couple of stock top-ups to keep a close eye on how it is doing. Once the rice begins to soften - add: (more stock and)

* 200g Fresh Spinach - as you can see - it really cooks down - the dish could easily accommodate more - but that was all I had.

* Once the rice is softened, and you are happy with the seasoning - you are done! Enjoy!

* Optional extra - stir a good spoon full of vegan cream cheese in for extra creaminess just after you have taken the pan off the heat. We had ours with a pile of scrummy tomatoes, cucumber and peppers - garlic bread would have also gone fabulously!

Hope you find this helpful - would love to hear your serving suggestions and recipes too - so please do share :)

By Paul, Jul 15 2017 09:39PM

We here at TeamDaisy have always loved the idea of sweet cones as party bags and thank you presents etc - but have never found anyone who makes them suitable for everyone - and so Happy Daisy sweet bags were born!

We've been playing around with the contents and whilst our combined brood of 7 have been delighted in trialing our experimental efforts of mix and presentation - their teeth and dentist will thank us for 'getting it' haha.

We currently have three different sizes, each with a choice of goodies within so all tastes, budgets and bellies can be catered for!

We hope you enjoy them as much as we do :)

By Paul, Jun 30 2017 10:38PM

The celebration cakes snuck past the starting post a lot sooner than originally planned when a picture of a cake made for a family member was shared on facebook and it ultimately resulted in an order!

But our lovely Happy Daisyers (thats you!) embraced them like their own birthed babies and the orders have certainly been keeping Emma out of mischief!

You all are warming our cockles with how you are supporting what TeamDaisy are trying to achieve. We love that we are able to feed both our fellow vegans and everyone else - whether people are looking for something dairy free, egg free, or just plain yummy - that just happens to also be all those things = Happy (team) Daisy :)

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