What we produce
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All our range is lovingly made in Sussex using the finest ingredients, sourced locally wherever possible. Each year that we have entered products for judging in the Great Taste Awards since 2005 we have gained Gold Awards - 14 so far. 2011 brought us the supreme accolade of 'Best Ambient Product 2011' for our raspberry vinegar.
For our sweet fruit vinegars, luscious soft fruits are steeped in white wine vinegar to extract the full flavour and colour. The resultant vibrant liquid is filtered and sweetened with organic cane sugar before being bottled at high temperature. 60g of fruit offers up its soul in the cause of each 100ml of the glorious infusion.
Our sweet flower vinegars are created using a similar process with lavender in attendance year round and elderflower making an all-too-brief appearance in mid-summer. Small, but distinctly delicious, quantities of fruit balsamic vinegars are created using a youngish Italian organically produced balsamic vinegar as the base with local fruit adding an interesting layer of flavour.
We are constantly experimenting with new recipes and ingredient combinations...and loving every minute!
We source cold pressed Extra Virgin olive oils from Spain, Greece, Italy and the Lebanon matching each with carefully chosen herbs and spices, steeping them together until the flavour builds to a peak. The oil is then filtered and swiftly bottled to trap in the fabulous taste. A classic French 'Herbes de Provence' infusion has recently joined the range, with just a hint of lavender as the requisite floral note. Our 'aromatic', 'Smoky Moroccan' and 'Three Cs' oils incorporate spices as part of their complex flavour and an 'Oriental' style oil is under development.
We preserve organically grown lemons and limes in sea salt (as featured in Sarah Raven's Garden Cookbook); oranges all year round and Sussex pears toward Christmas in the most festive spiced liquor imaginable; and damsons or plums in our powerful 'spiced damson sauce'.
Adding to our 'cook's essentials' range, we have developed two herb salt rubs, one with rosemary and the other with lavender, and a lavender and vanilla sugar.