It is most definitely the season of the preserve-jams, jellies, chutneys and sauces. Kitchens across the Cherwell Valley are filled with the unmistakable autumn aroma of pickling of one sort or another.
The kitchen at bespoke catering company Croxfords is no exception-in fact as you would expect from a kitchen with such remarkable credentials-the whole autumn pickling season has taken our love of all things preserved to a whole new level.
Exclusive pickles, chutney and relishes
Not content with being one of the country’s leading wedding and function catering companies, Suzan Croxford and her team at Upper Heyford have been hard at work creating a range of five exclusive pickles, chutneys and relishes.
Handmade in small batches from freshly sourced, local ingredients the Pickled to Perfection range has already had a resounding thumbs up from Cherwell Valley Today’s official taster, Inspector Morsel who has declared the Piccalilli the best he has ever tasted (he has tasted A LOT!)
Pillars of the condiment club
Suzan said: “We add nothing but the bounties of Mother Nature and a lot of love. Our new range contains no preservatives, E-numbers or other nasties and are totally vegetarian and vegan friendly.”
The range includes Grandad’s Apple Chutney, Jezma’s Muddy Onions, Proper Piccalilli, Chipotle Molasses BBQ Sauce and Zucchini Relish.
Suzan added: “Getting the look and feel right was paramount for us and the range includes three very British pillars of the condiment club as well as two American recipes as a nod to our American cousins who resided at Upper Heyford USAF military base from 1950-1994.”
Croxfords are bespoke caterers with a locally, renowned reputation for providing sumptuous food for all kinds of celebrations.
Suzan added: “Most of our work comes from personal recommendations. Preserving takes place in our quieter months once our wedding bookings have been fulfilled and that is how our Pickled to Perfection range was born.”
The Pickled to Perfection range is available to order direct from the Croxfords Kitchen by calling 01865 232616 and will be available from thoughtfully selected outlets across the area soon. For more information about Croxfords visit www.croxfords.com and follow their story on Instagram @croxfordscaterers