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By myrtleskitchen, Dec 13 2016 04:46AM

Wishing all customers a very happy Christmas and thank you so much for your loyalty to Myrtle's Kitchen. We so appreciate it.

It has been a bonkers year for us. We launched new products, Ludlow Food Festival once again did us proud, awarding our new Chuckleberry Jam silver medal for best new product of the year and our Worcester Warrior chutney which is proving to be such a big hit, received bronze. Plans are afoot for new products for 2017 and some exciting collaberations!

Visit Herefordshire recognised us in their annual awards for excellence and "Taste the Marches" did a fantastic blog about us.

The time bandit rode into town and stole November as we were so busy cooking and filling shelves in our local shops. We added new outlets to the list selling our products - there is a full list on the website.

We had fun at food festivals and can you believe the diary is already filling for next year?

To celebrate and thank all of our Myrtle's Kitchen Chutney heads, we have put together a hamper and will draw the winner at our last event of 2017, at Herefordshire Cathedral on Saturday 17th December. To enter, come along and post an entry slip at our stall, or like and share our Facebook and/or twitter page and comment on what is your favourite flavour or type of preserve. Perhaps there is something that you just cannot find on the shelves?

Once again, thank you so much for your kindness and support in 2016 and we look forward to surprising you with new flavours in 2017.

By myrtleskitchen, Oct 17 2016 12:05PM

A busy summer and a successful one. Our Worcester Warrior Chutney got a Bronze medal at Ludlow Food Festival and out first jam, the Chuckleberry got SILVER! Yippppeeeee. A commended award from Visit Herefordshire and lots of lovely feedback and reviews from customers. Thank you .

Autumn is here, and getting all reved up for the Christmas season ahead. Festivals and Fayres are going into the diary like wild fire (look out for updates on the website) and have listed a few of the regulars below.

Trying to fit in cooking the chutney is tricky, but the kitchen is where i am at my happiest.

You know how i love my I.T. not ! Pleased to say that finally the new Christmas Chutney is on the website. Delivered the first batches to Legges of Bromyard and Oakchurch Farm Shop, Staunton on Wye this week and an order stands ready to be delivered to The Fold, Bransford. Please feel free to email me if you are trying to track down a pot. I can tell you where and when.

Had a fabulous time at Queenswood, Hoep under Dinmore, with Swan Brewery on Saturday 9th October, meeting so many lovely people who helped with the "Chutney athon". We chopped & cooked for Britain, with everybody joining in, trying to create the largest commutnity chutney. Let us hope that we make it into the Guinness Book this time. Thank you for inviting me and love it that i was billed as "Herefordshire Chutney Expert"! Quite an image to live up to.

Lose end this coming weekend? Myrtle's Kitchen will be at the GWSR Cotswold Food & Drink Fayre at Toddington Station, should be fun.

Diary events:

2th October, (11 - 3pm) Tasting at Oakchuch

17th November (4 - 9pm) Feather Hotel Ledbury, annual charity Christmas fayre

19th & 20th November (10.30 - 5pm) Whitney Court have a Christmas Fayre, raising important funds for Saint Michaels Hospice.

23rd November (evening) Hellen's Christmas Fayre at Much Marcle.

26th November Boffy Christmas Market, Malvern.

1st November (8 - 11am) Moor Park School Christmas Event

2nd, 3rd & 4th December Hampton Court Christmas Fayre

3rd December, Kington Christmas Food Festival

16th & 17th December Hereford Cathedral Christmas Fair

A lovely choice!

Happy planning and if you make it to any of the events, please come and say "hi"



By myrtleskitchen, Sep 5 2016 08:43PM

Finally after the wonderful Trudie BM did these fantastic photographs for me, i have found the button to upload them on to the website. (I can hear her tutting as i type). I am much better with a pot, than i am with a key board.

It is a huge relief that the shop is now officially open and as soon as i draw breath it will be time to include our Christmas Chutney. VERY EXCITED, a new recipe and it is rather fabulous.

Full on with food festivals at the moment, but the most exciting bit of news is that Visit Herefordshire have announced that we are one of the four finalist in the 2016 Excellence Awards for "Best Food Product" in Herefordshire. They announce the winners later this month. We are hugely honoured to be a finalist and it took us three days to stop dancing around the kitchen. Thank you so much for all of the kind messages. It really does make all of the hard work worth while.

Hope to see you in the market place at Ludlow food festival this coming Sunday 11th September. The wonderful Flanesford Fayre Monday evening and Tuesday (12th & 13th Sept' raising funds for The Haven breast cancer charity or if you cannot make these events, then The HOPE centre where Myrtle's Kitchen is based has artists in residence for Who says that there is nothing to do?

By myrtleskitchen, Jun 8 2016 05:48PM

Sorry not been in touch recently - i am at the peak of food festival madness and am looking forward to three days at Cheltenham this weekend. This has meant a lot off cooking in one very hot kitchen and by hot, i mean in the steamy sense!

Some friends are manning the stall for me on Saturday at Hellen's Garden Festival, Much Marcle - so go and say "hi" if you are there and please be gentle!

Developments: A lot of you have already tried my new Jam - yes you did hear correctly. I have created a Chuckleberry Jam, although not 100% sure of the label, so no official launch. New labels are due to be delivered to me this evening, if i am happy, we are off the blocks and i plan a fantastic competition to celebrate. Contain it people!

One more product that is in the planning still for 2016 - TOP SECRET.

Coming and going as Special Guest Appearances are Rhubarb & Lemon Marmalade, Blcackcurrant Curd & Strawberry & Pimm's Jam.

Looking forward to catering another tea party next month and will keep you updated on competition news.



By myrtleskitchen, Apr 17 2016 07:32PM

A really busy week at Chutney head headquarters! Been cooking - getting ready for the RHS Spring Fest' next month when we launch our new Gardener's Chutney (Tomato & Nettle). 5th - 8th May. We will have tasters so come and visit us in the food hall. Mary Berry is there this year - very exciting!

Today we have been "trying" to get some promotional photo's. Mission impossible - it it wasn't the cat, it was the dog, if it wasn't the ducks it was the chickens. I live in a bonkers house.

Hoping to have some of the finished snaps to show you by the end of the week. Labels are due in about a week and then they will be on the shelves.

For Burger Fans - great review for the "Rule of Tum" today, think it was the Observer. I am yet to make it there, but it has gone up my wish list! List seems to be getting longer. Details can be found on the fab' HerefordLive website.



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