Our passion for nostalgic foods begins with our mothers and grandmothers, planting the seeds in our minds on how traditional cooking can be so inspiring and delicious without having to use complicated recipes with long lists of ingredients. Good solid recipes using great fresh ingredients, cooked well, how could anyone possibly go wrong. These seeds have always influenced us and the foods we make, eat and love. Our kitchen is always a place of joy, great aromas and something always happening with all the family, friends and visitors well fed and watered.
Our personal interests have always looked backwards into history. Immense sacrifice, suffering and hardships in the past have led to the best of our national character and pride showing through. Food and drink has always brought people together, perhaps never more so than from and including the Victorian period, with some fantastic regional variations and specialties to be found.
After much encouragement from family and friends we decided to try selling some products at a local Farmers market in December 2012. A surprising level of acceptance and enthusiasm met us and we now attend many events across the south of England from village fetes, Farmers markets to large agricultural and vintage events and a few things in between. Meeting so many people face to face at events is always a pleasure and so much fun. To know that so many people also enjoy and support our passion for high quality nostalgic food and drink helps to inspire us in our journey through nostalgia.
In line with many people during the wars and other trying times, we forage certain items from the wild. Some of the results are Nettle Cordial, Wild Garlic Concentrate and Blackberry Jam to name a few. We also grow as much as time allows ourselves to help our stock of top quality organic fruit and vegetables.