Chutney: a savoury preserve…

It’s chutney season in my kitchen at this time of year. My chutneys are very popular for foodie gifts to sit alongside the traditional cheeseboard. To be honest, I can’t really keep up with demand! 

It takes a long time to cook and normally has a long list of ingredients, and it needs to be made sufficiently early so that it matures in time..

This year I have added a new flavour to my range ~ Beetroot & Apple Chutney. It’s amazing pink colour is so stunning and it is a great blend of sharp apple and sweet, earthy flavour of the beetroot. A touch of ginger and it is rounded off beautifully. Just what you need in a good chutney- a mature balance of all the ingredients. 

My range this season is: 

Beetroot & Apple Chutney

Apricot & Orange Chutney

Christmas Chutney

Pear & Walnut Chutney

Quince & Lemon Chutney

Chilli Jam (which is really a chutney..)

All £5 per jar. Luxury wicker hampers available – £27:50 for 4 jars (2 x jam & 2 x chutney)

Orders being taken! Email or message me to place an order. Don’t be disappointed- I’ve got limited stock..

May x


New Stockist – Yalding Post Office

Thanks to June at Yalding Post Office, some of my range is now in stock in Yalding. 

My best-selling Chilli Jam is there, together with Lime Pickle and my other chutneys, Pear & Walnut and Trafitional Fruit Chutney. 

June and her husband, Tim are firm advocates of selling locally made and sourced products. It’s great for me to have somewhere close by, stocking a choice selection of my handmade and homemade goodies. 

It’s a beautiful village, with a lovely stone bridge. The post office is on the corner of that bridge! 

See you there! 

May x

Chutney wedding favours


Faye’s wedding favours are finally finished! She wanted 100 chutney favours in 3 different flavours. It’s taken me a while to make, and decorate but I’m really pleased with them, they look lovely with her choice of green and white gingham ribbon. 

I Hope her guests enjoy taking them home and remembering her wedding while enjoying the chutney with some cheese. 

Congratulations Faye & Philip and I hope you have a wonderful life together. 

May x

Silver Awards

The long awaited results are in! The competition this year was stiff at The Marmalade Awards at Dalemain Mansion in Cumbria. 

I’m delighted to announce that May’s Kitchen won 2 Silver Awards.  

Fine Cut Ave Maria Marmalade and my Ginger & Cardamom Marmalade.

It’s a re-affirmation that I’m doing the right thing with my marmalade. 

I won’t get my silver stickers for a while to decorate my jars, but when they arrive I’ll proudly show them off! 

If anyone would like a jar of my award winning marmalade for friends, family or your own breakfast toast I’d be delighted to sell you a jar or two!

West Heath Wedding Fair – Sevenoaks, Kent

It was a lovely sunny Sunday in Sevenoaks for my wedding fair at West Heath School. What a lovely building- it would be stunning for any bride’s special day. 

Thank you to all those who were there on the day- from fellow suppliers to the brides and grooms themselves! 

I met some really lovely people and enjoyed the day. I chatted to Katie the celebrant and to Brad the entertainment chap and was very grateful to get some good cider pub suggestions for our cider from him! I admired Simon the bar-man’s elderflower fizz and scoffed Stephanie’s delicious canapés! YUM!

Hope everyone enjoyed my little tasters. The scones seemed to go down well! 

I loved showing them off on my vintage cake stands supplied by my talented vintage China lady Emily. 

Anyone looking for jammy wedding favours you know where I am!