Broomhill Chutneys

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When Cooking Became A Hobby

As a child, being the eldest of five, I would have had to help around at home. When I was in my teens, my mother went back to work in the evenings. She would leave the prepped ingredients for dinner, and I would complete the meal for myself and my siblings when I got home from school. This is how I learned to cook.

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When Cooking Became Essential

My love of food and cooking carried on into my adult life. When I got married, I discovered that my wife’s mother had taught her how to burn food rather than cook it. As I found cooking enjoyable and I had a stressful job, I had no problem taking on the cooking duties for the two of us initially and then our three children when they arrived. It was a good way to unwind after a day in work..

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When Cooking Became A Passion

Some years ago, a friend of ours had a glut of tomatoes from her Polytunnel. I took some of the excess tomatoes and made a batch of Chutney. It turned out great and people we gave jars to were very impressed and asked for more. Over time I fine-tuned the recipe and am now in the position to sell my Chutneys. Having previously worked in Production management for over twenty-five years, I believe this experience compliments my commitment to providing a quality product.

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When Cooking Became Broomhill Chutney

We called the business Broomhill Chutneys, after the hill where our house in Dunmore East is located. In Spring the Broom blossoms with its yellow flowers. A real sign that Summer is coming and all the fresh produce it brings.