louI love chutneys, pickles, jams, jellies and preserves and I love places dedicated to making them the old-fashioned way – in small batches and handmade – like the fine folks at Loulou’s Garden.

About Loulou’s Garden: “Loulou’s Garden was born from a passion and appreciation for the organic heirloom fruits, vegetables and herbs that are sustainably grown here in our wonderful Northern California climate. Our goal is to capture their natural sweetness and flavors and enjoy them year-round. Our products are entirely hand-made in small batches and follow the seasons. We offer a multitude of gourmet, artisan products including chutneys, pickles, jams, jellies and preserves.”

You have to try Loulou’s Garden’s The Plum Lavender Chutney (above right): “Our chutney is delicious on lamb or pork, a divine accompaniment to a goat cheese and will even hold up to a Stilton. We have also been known to add it to a roast chicken sandwich. We make it with fresh ginger, mustard seeds, red wine vinegar, raw sugar, lemon zest and lavender from our garden.”

Learn more about Loulou’s Garden here.

See all the products of Loulou’s Garden here.