From our kitchen table to yours
From day one, we started to make items for the B&B but as time has gone along, it came to our attention that our guests rather liked what we were doing and wanted to take some of our produce home with them.
Gradually our offering has grown and not only includes items you might expect a B&B to offer, such as jams, chutneys and the like, but also alcohol, farm-fresh eggs from our hens and an award-winning marmalade!
Jams, chutneys and marmalade
SEASONAL CHUTNEY (190ml) £3.00
Picked from the hedgerows and our fruit trees. Served here at the B&B with our cheese platters.
CHILLI JAM (190ml) £4.50
Probably our most popular preserve after the Marmalade. Not too fiery but with a good hit of chilli. So many uses; we put it on everything from omelettes to fajitas, cheeses to charcuterie.
BLACKBERRY JAM £3.00
Straight from the hedgerows growing around Piglets. Not only great on toast but fabulous when mixed with fresh blackberries for a cake or pavlova filling.
MARMALADE - award winning £3.95
Chrissie's family receipt has just been awarded a much deserved bronze medal at the world Marmalade Championships - equally great on toast but also fab with hard cheeses.
Oils and cookies!
PIGLETS' ORGANIC APPLE JUICE (750ml) £3.95
From the trees in our orchard a delightful mixture of Cox's and Worcester apples are the only thing that goes into this very popular juice served at breakfast.
BLACKBERRY VODKA (subject to availability), 95ml £5.00
Flavoured vodka from our blackberry hedges surrounding Piglets (37.5% vol).
MAX's homemade LIMONCELLO 95ml taster £5, 350ml £15, 500ml £19.95
With none of the preservatives or colouring of the commercially made versions sold to tourists visiting the Amalfi Coast - Max has refined the recipe to just three elements, sugar, lemons and vodka. Reducing the sugar has made for a less sickly digestif and leaving the lemon pith to weep in the bottle, ensues that the lemon flavour is brought to the front and centre as one would expect.
MAX's homemade GINELLO 95ml taster £5, 350ml £15, 500ml £19.95
As above but made with gin as opposed to vodka - a Piglets' preference and highly recommended for gin lovers!
Local distillers, Charles & Mike just down the road near Great Dunmow have distilled and bottled up Max’s recipe and we are now about to receive our second batch of what has turned out to be a very popular addition to our artisan collection of small batch gins.
It is aptly named Nosy Parker London Dry Gin as we are ‘Parkers’ and we have been using our ‘noses’ frequently of late to bring together a contemporary London dry style gin with citrus notes.
Being a London dry it of course has juniper at its core but it also has coriander, angelica, liquorice, orris root and cardamom forming its base notes, whilst the heart is citrus with lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit and finished with a delightful herb infusion of rosemary, thyme and basil. The top note is cucumber. 40% abv.
Mrs Nosy Parker's Marmalade Gin
Following the huge success of our Nosy Parker London Dry we thought it was a ‘no-brainer’ to celebrate Chrissie winning a bronze medal at the World Marmalade Championships that we should twin this with our favourite tipple.
A London dry at its core, this is a less complex recipe to allow the full flavour of her award winning marmalade to shine through – the addition of coriander seeds and orange peel make a perfect marriage with the marmalade.
Served with a dehydrated or fresh orange slice, Fevertree Mediterranean tonic and plenty of ice is bliss!
Take a bottle 500ml home with you for £39.95
Despite both of these gins being classed as a small batch artisan gins, we have priced these in the bar at a special subsidised price of £5/35ml pour so that you have the opportunity to try, what is at this point, an unknown gin to you – we hope after tasting you will want to include Nosy Parker London Dry or Mrs Nosy Parker’s Marmalade gin on your gin shelf at home!