Hi, I’m Erica Jayne, I trained as a Chef quite a few years ago now and have been working in the catering industry ever since. But most importantly I learned to cook as soon as my mum could sit me up at the work tops, she is a fabulous Yorkshire cook! I loved those days when the big pine kitchen table would be filled with baking and pies. And our family Piccalilli Recipe has gone down four generations in my family – it’s a closely guarded secret that I learned to make with mum and we are ever so proud of it.
Because of my many food allergies mum figured the best way to help me was to teach me all her skills so that I never had to rely on buying things that could make me ill, and she never, ever fed me junk or colorings, flavorings or preservatives (I’m hyper enough). This principle comes from the heart and as an advocate of shopping local and supporting local trade and craft I have decided to build a company making and selling sweet toothed treats, cooks ingredients and scrumptious chutneys and pickles. All of which are pure, made from ingredients that do not contain gluten or dairy and are free from artificial junk! Instead my stuff is made from ingredients that are as locally sourced as possible supporting local or ethical farming industries, and made in our kitchen at home which proudly has a 5* score on the door!
I have spent a lot of years living with dietary restrictions and learning to make treats that taste great and I wanted to bring them to you because we all deserve to have access to fairly priced, good quality food that tastes gorgeous and makes us smile! For that reason all of my products are also Veggie and Vegan friendly and contain no Palm Oil or animal derivatives, they are packed instead with loads of good quality flavorsome fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices.
We take the products to markets nearly every weekend and it’s ever so much fun, I love getting to meet everyone. If you have a look on my Google calendar you can track me down and find me, and I will keep tweeting images and news from the road too so please join in with our journey.