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Brief snippets of what's happening at Yellow Hare

WHERE ARE WE?  Yellow Hare is based in Edinburgh until our shop on Tiree is able to open again.  The difficulties faced by unpredictable and inclement weather on the island would have made online business more problematic at a time when we need to offer the best service possible.  It is normal for the shop to divide time equally between Edinburgh and Tiree during winter months.  The main workshop for Ceitmor designs is in Edinburgh. BACK TO HOME PAGE

FREE DELIVERY IN TIREE AND EDINBURGH Any orders placed on Tiree for Tiree residents will be mailed free of charge.  We also offer a free delivery service for orders placed in Edinburgh, for Edinburgh, within a 3-mile radius of Stockbridge (postcodes EH1 - EH7). Please email us if you need more clarification on this. BACK TO HOME PAGE

DELIVEROO We are looking into setting up deliveries with Deliveroo in the Edinburgh area. Updates on this to follow soon. BACK TO HOME PAGE

CHUTNEY'S AND JAMS We are working on a range of chutneys and jams to add to our home made raspberry jam and lemon curd. Hopefully this will be up and running soon and in time for the shop re-opening.  BACK TO HOME PAGE

THE SHOP

When will the shop reopen? The short answer is we have no idea but it is looking increasingly unlikely to be before May. We had hoped to re-open for Easter but have now had to concede that this won't happen.  The shop has been closed since September 2020 and in some ways re-opening will be like starting from scratch again.  Like many places that have been closed for several months, we will need at least 3 - 4 weeks notice in order to restock and get machinery serviced for use again. The chances of this being achievable before May are very slim. BACK TO HOME PAGE

STAFF AT YELLOW HARE At its peak, Yellow Hare employs six staff.  This normally goes down to three over winter but we had to let all staff go at the end of July last year.  We hope they will all come back when we have returned to normal business but until then, it's just Kate and the cockapoo.   BACK TO HOME PAGE

RECIPE IDEAS Our Recipe Page offers easy tried and tested recipes that should take between 10 and 20 minutes.  We'll be adding tIps and tricks to this soon.  If you have any, do share them and we'll pop it on the page.  BACK TO HOME PAGE

OUR NORMAL STOCK We have a wide range of stock currently in storage at our shop on Tiree.  Lockdown has forced changes in lots of areas and this is one of them.  We made the decision to leave the stock at the shop until we reopen because the logistics of moving it all to Edinburgh were too stressful to contemplate at the time.  It was also hoped that we'd possibly reopen a lot sooner than is proving the case.  And so for now we are focussing on Ceitmor designs, which can be made on site here in Edinburgh.   BACK TO HOME PAGE

NEW BAKES One of the good things about lockdown and having to stay home is the opportunity to try new recipes.  Our latest biscuit range of authentic custard creams, bourbons and jammie dodgers have proven very popular.  We are currently trying out pastries, including cinnamon buns which we hope to have available for Easter. BACK TO HOME PAGE

ALLERGIES We can't advertise anything on our baking pages as 'gluten-free' 'nut-free' or 'suitable for vegetarians or vegans' because our baking is not made in a controlled environment.  It is made in a normal kitchen at home, and whilst the kitchen may be as sterile as we can make it, we can't discount the possibility of gluten or nut traces being on implements, and even when we specifically aim to provide these things, we can't guarantee their authenticity. At best, all we can do is provide a list of ingredients use. BACK TO HOME PAGE

STORING CAKES Sponges last quite well in tins but shouldn't be kept in the fridge. Chocolate traybake (millionaire's, tiffin, rocky road, mint slice) will keep in the fridge for up to two weeks (in a tin) and also freeze well if double-wrapped to keep airtight.  Biscuits have a shorter lifespan, particularly those with filling, and should only be stored in a tin or tupperware.   BACK TO HOME PAGE

NEW DESIGNS Our new ceramic range includes the Hearts & Minds and Series 1-8 fine-lip china mugs and coasters.  Coming soon is a new textile range that will include cushions, scarfs and aprons, currently planned for summer.  Last year was tough on all businesses and there will not be much improvement this year which, for us, means cutting back on stock yet again as we try to maintain the perilous balance between generating income whilst meeting financial commitments. BACK TO HOME PAGE

TRAVELLING TO TIREE We will be posting here just as soon as we know when travel to Tiree is fully possible again. BACK TO HOME PAGE

SENDING A GIFT? We often send cake boxes for birthdays and other celebrations.  Please, please provide the date in the 'Gift Note' box provided so that we don't send it too early or too late. It is very easy to arrange deliveries to arrive on time, regardless of how long in advance orders are received. BACK TO HOME PAGE

OUR INGREDIENTS We try to use the best ingredients available within our budget without using budget-based ingredients and whilst we won’t always get it right, sourcing and choosing these ingredients is a never-ending quest on which we embark naturally and regularly.  We don’t use chocolate chips, we use callets; we don’t buy mixed fruit, we mix it ourselves; cocoa powder has to be at least 96% and dark chocolate 70% cocoa. There isn’t a single source for all things.  Two of our favourite sites are www.realfoodsource.com, a Musselburgh-based company we’ve been using for a while now which cares about the source of what it provides, and https://www.ethicalconsumer.org to help us keep track. We find out new things almost daily. BACK TO HOME PAGE

THE LAUNDERETTE It is hoped that Pier Laundry will be up and running again by April this year.  We will post here and on the launderette website when Service Washes are available again. BACK TO HOME PAGE

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Yellow Hare, Gott Pier, Isle of Tiree PA77 6TN  Registered Company No. SC477453