Portrait of an Artisan> Edna's Pickles


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Edna’s Pickles is a Canadian business based in Mississauga, Ontario, that makes a line of Gourmet Indian chutneys and relishes. With a natural flair and love for cooking, I created new recipes by experimenting with various methods and subsequently published my own recipe books 'Savour the Flavour of India' - a collection of tried and tested Goan and other Indian recipes (Non-Vegetarian & Vegetarian) and "Savour the Vegetarian Flavour of India" (Vegetarian only).

Indian pickle is like a relish or chutney. It is a combination of fruits or vegetables with a special blend of spices, sugar and vinegar. In India, there are many varieties of pickle and each family makes their own version. Flavour, texture and ingredients can vary from pickle to pickle.  Edna’s Pickles are an unique blend of spices that lend a perfect taste and texture to our line of relishes made of mango, eggplant, gherkin, carrot, lime, Cauliflower, French beans, Zucchini, Pear etc...

Indian relishes and chutneys are traditionally served with rice and are used to add flavour to a meal.  Today, pickles can accompany everything - rice, noodles, barbecued fish, grilled chicken and meats, roast beef and cold-cut sandwiches to enhance the taste.  They can also be used as a dip with tortilla chips or bread, samosas, on hamburgers, hot dogs and even with goat cheese.

I only sell my product through juried Arts & Crafts Shows, Fairs, Festivals and Exhibitions.  They are not sold in any stores.

Over the years I have continued to attract and establish a satisfied clientele. My aim is to create quality gourmet products, addictive enough to have people coming back for more.

Posted on May 12, 2013 .