December 5, 2012 in Uncategorized
This post has been pending for a long, long time. I’ve had many small breaks from this blog before, due to travel or shifting homes or just the lack of desire to cook when it’s too hot. But this break has a whole different story behind it. I never imagined that I’d be away from blogging for 6 months at a stretch…..but something kept me super-busy all this while. And when i was not busy, I was super-exhausted!
Some of you might already be aware, but for those of you who don’t have a clue…..the thing that’s been keeping me busy is THE GOURMET JAR! Yes, I started a small food business of my own 6 months back! It’s a range of gourmet food products that are completely handmade, fresh and preservative-free. The products include jams and preserves, granola and flavoured nuts. But the focus has been on the jams and preserves! Why, you ask? Because they are not your usual jams….they are boozy jams! Yeah, I’ve introduced a line of alcohol-infused jams in India! What I offer is super-fresh jams, preserves and marmalade, that are kicked up a notch in flavour with the addition of alcohol like rum, whiskey, cointreau etc! This is not to say that I don’t have a few flavours without booze….I do! Like Apple Pie Jam, Pear Caramel Jam, Mango Jalapeno Jam etc.
The whole idea behind my venture is to offer healthier, fresh, pure and natural products that are unusual and thus can help you brighten up your eating-at-home-experience! And of course, my aim is to keep the flavours as seasonal as possible, so you have something new to try every few months…..and for me, there’s always room for experimenting!
It’s been an amazing 6 months for me! I’ve already achieved more than I could have ever imagined…..and have learned so much! But there’s still a long way to go! And I’m enjoying every moment of being an entrepreneur.
To learn more about my new venture, please join my Facebook page here http://www.facebook.com/thegourmetjar I promise you it’s a lot of fun out there! And I will strive to blog here more often……am surely not going to have such a long absence again!