Making marmalade in the kotlich is an easy and cheerful activilty, especially if you have friends doing it with you.
Keeping all that sticky mess outside is well worth the trotting in and out with sterilized jars and chopping boards. If you have a good wood collection you won't regret using some of it to make yourself a good supply of marmalade. See here how we made 62 normal sized jars of delicious well set marmalade in half a day, with friends to help.
The Kotlich café makes a fun change from the usual barbeque or Paella pans on gas. Cooking over wood is a really attractive option.
Set up your station in good time as people come asking for lunch any time from 10.00am onwards! Have the contents of your recipes prepared beforehand and you'll have the energy and space to chat with the crowd as you cook and serve.
Being a festival café has worked for us on small scale several times. We served 100 portions a day and each day we had a choice of three different soups.
In the shade of a plum tree, in a beautiful abundant garden in Vojvodina, Serbia, the Kotlich/bograc bubbles away.
We wait for our guests to arrive enjoying the garden and giving the pot an occassional stir. Kotlich parties were born for us at this point and we will never forget that happy event.
Heat, in the mid 20s, loose clothes, children running around in the garden and lots of wine and elder flower juice. Mmmmm mmmmm what more could we need. I did collapse at about 4.00 and hog the most comfy chair, putting my feet up.