Spotlight on….Starling Independent Beer & Coffee House

Starling, Harrogate

Our spotlight on local independent businesses continues as we swoop into the award-winning Starling Independent Beer & Coffee House for a chat with director Simon Midgley. Starling Independent Beer & Coffee House has been flying high after winning two awards … Continue reading

Spotlight on…Harrogate Food Assembly

Emma, Harrogate Food Assembly

Our feature on independent retailers continues with a look at Harrogate Food Assembly, which brings together local producers and local shoppers in an online Farmers’ Market. We caught up with busy owner Emma Povey. Background The Harrogate Food Assembly (HFA) … Continue reading

Baltzersen’s celebrates Norwegian Constitution Day


It’s Norway’s national day on May 17 so we’re preparing to celebrate it in typical Norwegian style – with lots of flags, delicious food, and fun! Our owner Paul has family in Norway; indeed, a 100-year-old recipe book belonging to … Continue reading

Spotlight on: Preyfour

Our series highlighting some of the best indies in Harrogate continues as we put on our best suit and call in at men and women’s fashion business Preyfour on Parliament Street to chat with owner Paul Lown. Background Paul has … Continue reading

World Asthma Day 1st May 2018

World Asthma Day at Baltzersen’s We haven’t talked about this at all outside of our team at Baltzersen’s but we lost someone to an asthma attack on 6th March this year; he was just 30 years old. Mike was a talented … Continue reading

Baltzersen’s Announce Yorkshire’s First Disposable Cup Ban

The documentary ‘Blue Planet’ has brought the issue of single use plastics into the conversations of so many of us across the UK with many calling for a disposable cup ban.  There is no doubt that plastic waste is a … Continue reading

Mexican Food in Harrogate at FredagsTaco, Baltzersen’s

We are sure there are many of you that haven’t heard that Baltzersen’s do a taco night called ‘FredagsTaco’ on the first Friday of every month. Where have you been?! “Tacos?” we hear you say, “but they’re Mexican, what possible … Continue reading

Announcing FredagsTaco 2

The first FredagsTaco event has been and gone, and in all honesty it was a bit of a whirlwind!  It was really great to welcome so many people into the cafe on the evening, especially families, because we wanted to … Continue reading

Paul and Matt’s 36hrs to find the Best Tacos in London

Best Tacos in London

Paul and Matt’s 36hrs to find the Best Tacos in London Our last blog introduced the idea of ‘Fredagsmys’ and our first FredagsTaco event that will take place in the cafe on Friday 2nd March 2018.  It’s going to be … Continue reading

Fredagsmys and Fredagskos

fredagsmys definition

Fredagsmys and Fredagskos Back in December Paul was browsing through a shop in Ilkley and he came across a book entitled ‘Lagom’.  It’s not a new book but he hadn’t had the chance to leaf through it and one of … Continue reading