Javajava: Waiting for spring!

Javajava owner Andrea Peel
Javajava owner Andrea Peel

Owner of javajava in Kettering Andrea Peel writes for the Northamptonshire Telegraph.

Hello again!

We seem to have experienced every season since my last column – wind, rain, hot sun and now back to rain and wind – my obsession with the weather continues!

It is so nice to have people sitting outside on the terrace eating and drinking and I can’t wait for the warmer weather to return.

A change in seasons and weather always brings about a change in what people are looking to eat – soup in winter is always a favourite and more salad dishes in summer.

One of the most delicious salad dishes we have had on offer is Wendy’s ‘Warm Chicken & Bacon Salad’ served with a crème fraiche & lemon dressing – just divine and extremely popular!

Come and try for yourselves – one of our customers liked it so much that she tried it at home with a few extra ingredients thrown in!

Java & Jabber, our weekly craft group, started in mid-April and is going really well.

Led by Sue Perry and Jo Parkes of The Tea Party Social fame, this event gives those interested in craft the chance to get together in a friendly, informal environment and to either make a craft organised by Sue or Jo (which change every week) or to bring their own craft and simply make some new friends.

This group meets every Monday from 9.30am to 11.30am with 10 per cent off all coffees and free biscuits for those attending.

Come and give it a go – Sue, Jo and all at javajava would love to see you!

For your information, Jo and Sue, together with another of our customers, Louise Warne, have joined together to promote local artisans in Kettering under the banner From Kettering with Love.

This group organised a shopping event showcasing local artisans at St Edward’s Parish Church back in March which was a fantastic event and showed how much creative talent there is out there!

Their next event is at the same place on June 12, 2013, so make sure to put the date in your diary – take plenty of money as there are a lot of lovely, unusual things to buy that you will not find on sale anywhere else.

For more information, visit Louise’s website or follow them on Facebook for up to date news.

Continuing with the What’s On theme, we are in the process of organising our first Sing What Your Bring night – a kind of open mic night for musical theatre.

So, if there is a song that you have always wanted to perform either on your own or as part of a group, please come along and join in.

The first date will be announced shortly – follow us on Facebook for the latest information.

Just before I go, and I know it’s blowing our own trumpet, but we had a visit from a gentleman who has been living in Italy for the past 20 years who kindly told us that the cappuccino at javajava is as good as any he tasted in Italy – praise indeed!