Picnics with Pickles!

Roots & Wings condiments

Nothing quite beats the taste of food when it's enjoyed outside, does it!  Somehow the miracle that there is a promise of sunshine, milder weather & dry ground to set up camp makes us reach for the picnic blanket and a hearty feast of food.

At Roots & Wings the trio of condiments of farmhouse pickle, tomato chutney & onion marmalade inspire us to find new combinations of picnic fodder each time we venture outside. First on our list of must haves this spring will be tomato chutney with oatcakes topped with British organic cheddar cheese.

Handmade in Wiltshire our master craftsmen have for over 40 years have honed the skills of taking the richest pickings, carefully and slowly cooking them by hand to create truly memorable wholesome accompaniments.   Natural and organic ingredients, sourced where possible locally, are then combined with hand ground whole seeds & spices.  Our trio include:-

Naturally Sweet Onion Marmalade: Slices of naturally sweet onion have been slowly and gently cooked in small batches with gently matured Suffolk cider vinegar and raw cane sugar, to create a rich caramalized onion marmalade that is exquisitely smooth and temptingly tasty. Wonderful in sandwiches, a delicious accompaniment at the side of your plate , or try a dollop incorporated into casseroles for that extra zing.

Tremendously Tasty Farmhouse Pickle: Organic fresh root vegetables from Gloucestershire are carefully diced and blended by hand with sweet dates selected aromatic spices, and a mature cider vinegar from Suffolk.  Delicious baked inside a mushroom quiche – spread a layer of chutney over the pastry case before pouring in your filling and baking it off – Mushroom Quiche has never tasted so good!

Rich & Spicy Tomato Chutney: Sun ripened and flavourful tomatoes have been slowly and gently cooked in small batches before being carefully blended with British apples, cider vinegar from Suffolk and aromatic spices for a rich flavour.  It’s the perfect partner to a fine English Cheddar & some crisp oat cakes.

The Roots & Wings Condiments Collection are available in store now and will retail from £3.85. 

The finest independent stores will stock the range, which can also be bought on line www.rootsandwingsorganic.com

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