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Location Oakham, Rutland
Introduction I have loved making jam and chutney ever since I can remember – I have memories as a very small person helping my Mother to make jars of jam ready for the Winter. I could only just see over the kitchen table but loved all the neat rows with their cellophane tops and labels. I now run my preserve company ( very tiny! ), but still use local produce whenever I can, some still gathered from hedgerows, and I make everything in the traditional way – slowly. I only make as much as will fit into the classic preserving pan and I don’t use any pulped fruit or gelling agents. This means I always achieve the rich, intense flavours that can only come by taking time over the hand preparation of ingredients and slow cooking, flavours that have almost become a thing of the past. From this start, and requests at shows for the jars, I have started selling empty jam jars on-line to help other jam makers, so here we are today, almost too busy to make any jam! I am a new Granny and live with my husband Trevor in the centre of the UK.
Interests jam making, jam making, jam making, gardening, jam making!