Coming from a farming background, and now living in County Wicklow,
brings an understanding of the seasonality of Irish produce and how to
use it to its full potential.
My Mum always baked and made her own jams and chutneys – everything
from blackberry and crab-apple jelly in the autumn, to elderflower
cordial in the early summer. I learnt so much from her. Probably wish
now I had even listened more carefully but I think we all say that
about things as we get older! For Pat it was summers spent on his
Uncles farm down in Baltinglass, which instilled in him an
apprecieation for country living and homemade seasonal delights.
When I left school my friends encouraged me to take up a career in
catering, but like a lot of people of my age, a steady job in the bank
was offered, and it was only thirty years later that I got the
opportunity to do what I really love. For Pat the retail world
beckoned and he had a varied career in administration and retail, he
loved selling to customers and being front of house and that hasnt
changed. Having left the corporate world, we are now rediscovering our
passions for using fresh seasonal ingredients to make wholesome and
delicious tea-time favourites with a truly modern twist and selling
them directly to our customers at our various farmers markets.
We hope you enjoy the chutneys and relishes. Please contact us with
any ideas you have that we could include in our range. We would love
you to let us know any ways you’ve found to use the chutneys that we
can also share.
Thank you for visiting and we hope you enjoy our Chutneys and Relishes.
Love from our Nest in Wicklow, “The Garden of Ireland”,
Olive and Pat