Pot of What
It’s easy to see where the inspiration for Pot of What and range of chutneys, pickles and preserves came from. Carol Mallen’s earliest memories include her mother making pots of jam from berries and fruits picked from the garden and along hedgerows and from her father’s love of planting from seeds, tending vegetables and fruit cages of raspberries, blackberries, and gooseberries, and gardening throughout the seasons.
The family kitchen was always a busy and warm place with freshly picked vegetables and fruits in bowls, baskets and bags, waiting to be chopped and simmered on the double oven or pickled in vinegars and spices before being spooned into glass jars for jams and chutneys, and stored in the larder for later. It’s still the same today with Carol’s father still making his own bread, cream, and yoghurt.
Carol picks only the freshest ingredients from her own garden and local farm and fruit suppliers to produce batches of gorgeous chutneys, pickles, relishes and jams. All are made from unrefined sugar and free from sneaky additives. New flavours and recipes are blended, tasted and added regularly.
Everything is carefully and traditionally made in open pans by hand in the Cotswolds, labelled and boxed up in batches waiting to go out to farmer’s markets, local shops and sent out from orders through Pot of What’s online shop. There’s often a jar of Pot of What on the table at breakfast at a number of Cotswold Village Rooms.
Especially good with breakfast sausages and bacon is Pot of What’s Chilli Jam or Lemon and Mustard Seed Chutney, or Chunky Piccalilli with a hunk of Cotswold cheese and some fresh bread for a picnic lunch.
Do take a peek at Pot of What’s website for the full run-down. Fancy ordering a jar or two for yourself, family or friends? Get a basket out and shop online or alternatively check out their website to find out where Pot of What is going to be at one of the Farmers Markets in the Cotswolds. One click will take you straight there!