Kitchen Flowers

Versatile floral jellies, syrups and vinegars handmade in small batches in a Gloucestershire kitchen.

Kitchen Flowers has been making versatile floral jellies since April 2013 in a small Gloucestershire kitchen on the foothills of Plump Hill in the Royal Forest of Dean.
The current range consists of Rose Petal Jelly, Lavender Jelly and Elderflower Jelly. The jellies can be used as a condiment for savoury foods as well used as a sweet "jam".
In 2015 a range of floral Syrups and Vinegars were introduced.
We currently stock a range of local delicatessens and regularly attend food festivals and markets in the region.
Welcome to our website and please take a look at the other pages. They are regularly updated with new stockists, events and our foodie and festival friends.

About

In 2009 Mark and Lucy moved to the foothills of Plump Hill, in the Forest of Dean, in search of the "Good Life" and to be nearer family.
With a passion for gardening and looking for a way to make the garden pay for its upkeep, Lucy began experimenting with edible flowers.

Kitchen Flowers was born in April 2013 with a range of 3 jellies; Rose Petal Jelly, Lavender Jelly and Elderflower Jelly. At our very first market we were approached to stock a local delicatessen.
In January 2014 camomile jelly joined the range, followed by syrups in April 2015. By June flower infused vinegar had also been launched.


The demand has been so great that the gardens are playing catch up.

Currently all of our lavender jelly is home grown as well as homemade. A proportion of the rose petals are also home grown and our newly planted rose hedges are establishing quickly (especially with the addition of the "nutritious deposits" from our alpacas Badger and Bracken!). All the flowers used in our vinegar are home grown. We source our remaining floral ingredients from a reputable local supplier and Fairtrade sugars are now used in all our products.



Jellies

Kitchen Flowers floral jellies can be used as a condiment or as you would a sweet jam.

Elderflower Jelly

Of the four jellies this one has the most intense floral flavour similar to an elderflower cordial.

Use as you would a honey or a marmalade (in a way Kitchen Flowers is the bee doing the all the work). On the cheese board it goes extremely well with a hard aged cheese such a mature cheddar. It can also be used as a condiment to a white fish.

Rose Petal Jelly

This jelly has is a delicate flavour like a mild Turkish delight.

Use instead of strawberry jam adding a summer twist to a Cornish/Devon cream tea that can be prettily decorated with additional petals. As a comfort food a spoonful on bowl of creamed rice or icecream is a treat. Best with white breads such as ciabatta, pitta or French sticks. On the cheeseboard it goes well with a mild creamy cheese. It also compliments white meats.

Lavender Jelly

The most versatile of the jellies. If you like the smell of lavender then this one is for you.

Roast dinner on a Sunday and looking for something different to add? Lavender jelly goes well with lamb and pork. It can also be used as a filling for a sponge cake. The extreme flavours of goat's cheese and lavender team up to provide an unsual starter or an interesting addition to the cheeseboard.

Camomile Jelly - currently unavailable

Our newest jelly which has a smooth camomile flavour.

This jelly was developed over christmas in 2013. It was trialed with numerous cheeses. The winner was a blue cheese (e.g Stilton) as it partners beautifully. It can be used as an appetizer with baked Camembert or brie. Try it in a salad with Camembert, pear and walnut.

The following is available:-

  • individual 8oz jars
  • 3 jars in a gift bag
  • gift box of 2

Syrups


Pour on syrups for pancakes, ice cream, yoghurt, porridge etc.
Available in Rose Petal, Elderflower and Lavender.
















Vinegars

Flower infused vinegar for use as a marinade or add to a mild olive oil to make a vinaigrette

Chive Flower & Nasturtium

White wine vinegar infused with chives and nasturtium giving an "onion/peppery" flavour.




Pelargonium & Calendula

White wine vinegar infused with a lemon scented pelargonium and calendula. Ideal for fish dishes or a refreshing salad.

















Events for 2016


This page is updated regularly with new bookings and confirmations.

Sat 11 June and Sun 12 June

Hellens Manor

Much Marcle

Fri 22 July - Sun 24 July

Food Festival

Gloucester Quays

Fri 17 and Sat 18 Sept

Abergavenny Food Festival TBC

Abergavenny

Thurs 17, Fri 18, Sat 19 and Sun 20 Nov

Victorian Christmas Market

Gloucester Quays

Fri 9, Sat 10 and Sun 11 Dec

Enchanted Market

Gloucester Quays

Events for 2015


This page is updated regularly with new bookings and confirmations.

Sat 2 May 10am - 12.30pm

St Briavels Local Produce Market

St Briavels, Forest of Dean

Sun 3 May 10am - 4pm

Ross May Fayre

Ross on Wye

Mon 25 May

The Suffolks May Fayre TBC

Cheltenham

Sat 6 & Sun 7 June

Hellens Manor Garden Festival

Much Markle

Sun 12 July

Ledbury Poetry Festival

Ledbury

Sat 20 and Sun 21 Sept

Abergavenny Food Festival

Abergavenny

Sun 4 Oct 10am - 4pm

Forest Showcase

Speech House,Forest of Dean


Events for 2014

Wed 30 Apr 10am - 4pm

Hampton Court Castle Garden Party

Herefordshire

Sun 4 May 10am - 4pm

Ross on Wye May Fayre

Sun 25 May 10am - 4pm

River Wye Festival

The Rope Walk, Ross on Wye

Sat 7 Jun 10am - 12.30pm

St Briavels Farmers Market

St Briavels, Forest of Dean

Sat 5 Jul and Sun 6 Jul

Cotswolds Show

Cirencester Park

Sun 13 Jul 11am - 6pm

Ledbury Food and Drink Festival

Ledbury

Sat 2 Aug 10am - 12.30pm

St Briavels Farmers Market

St Briavels, Forest of Dean

Thur 28 Aug

Monmouth Show

Sat 13 Sept 10am - 4pm

Newent Onion Fayre

Sat 20 and Sun 21 Sept

Abergavenny Food Festival

Sun 6 Oct 10am - 4pm

Forest Showcase

Speech House,Forest of Dean

Fri 21 Nov & 22 Nov 9am – 7pm

Gloucester Waterside Market

Gloucester Quays

Sun 30 Nov 12pm - 6pm

Ross Christmas Market

Ross on Wye

Fri 5 Dec 5pm – 9pm

Stroud Goodwill Evening

Stroud

Sun 14 Dec 10am – 3pm

The Cotswold Table Christmas Market

Kingham


Events attended in 2013

Ross Fayre, Forest Showcase,Newent Onion Fayre.Flavours of Ross on Wye, Charlton Kings Christmas Fayre Stroud Christmas Market, Monmouth Cobblefest.

Regular Markets

St Briavels Farmer's Market, Huntley Produce and Craft Market, Hartpury Market

Stockists

Our current stockists include the following:-

Truffles Delicatessen

46 High Street
Ross on Wye
Herefordshire
HR9 5HG

Market House Cafe/Deli

1 The Home End
Ledbury
Herefordshire
HR8 1BN

All Season's Delicatessen

10 Church Street
Newent
Gloucestershire
GL18 1PP

Pork and Two Veg Farmshop

AlumHurst
New Road
Woolhope
Herefordshire
HR1 4QL

Hart's Barn Cookery School

Hart's Barn
Monmouth Road
Longhope
GL17 0QD

Millend Boutique Holidays/Bordello Banquets

The General Stores
Mill End
Mitcheldean
GL17 0HP

Teddington Stores

Teddington Hands
Evesham Road
Teddington
GL20 8NE

Contact

If you would like to know more please contact us or follow us on social media for regular updates.
Address:
Kitchen Flowers
Hillview, Jubilee Road, Mitcheldean, GL17 0EG
Tel: 01594 541039
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