I had to stand on tiptoe to see the jams bubbling way on her stove in her wasp filled kitchen.The gingham circles cut out with crimping shears ready for the WI Market hidden under a dozing cat.
Now though, production beyond our dreams on those hot autumn days in her kitchen. Lids printed now. Still with the same pattern. Gingham in a range of colours.
At the 2016 Food Awards she wins across the board in the preserves section. And we hope she’s watching. Proud. The family still making them today to her exact recipes, albeit in a sterile factory.