How do you see the future of purchasing your food? Are you to be found in a Farm Shop at weekends carefully selecting each piece of fruit and veg, talking to the butcher about cooking techniques or are you a ‘click and get it delivered’ sort? Did you know that if we don’t make active […]
This week I had the amazing opportunity to meet with a room full of women in Lisburn mostly all at the pre-startup stage of running their own businesses. My contribution to the day for the entrepreneurs was to deliver a motivational talk about my journey into running an Award winning business and to mentor at […]
As I’m preparing for the last fair of 2017 for Brambleberry Jams I’m feeling a bit emotional, a bit sad, but relieved as well to get the kitchen back to normal again. It’s been a great 5th year for the business as the Artisan Food sector has gone from strength to strength across N.Ireland, I’ve […]
How’s the Christmas shopping going in your house? We are just warming up to the idea that it really is going to be Christmas right around the corner. I’ve been so busy making my Jams, Chutneys and caramel sauce to go into Hampers for people’s Christmas gifts that I’ve not even made a list yet. […]
I’m delighted that my ranges of Jams, Chutneys and Caramel Sauces are being put into other companies gift Baskets and Hampers as well as my own. I always make my own hamper boxes with 3 jars and some dried flowers from my garden and Christmas decorations and they are for sale from Cafe Vic Ryn, […]
Recipe – Brambleberry Jams Every Autumn I make Chutney with the Apples from my garden. The trees were planted 7 years ago into my new build back garden. The planting holes were dug and prepared with plenty of compost, and each year I prune them carefully and feed them with wood ash and bone meal […]
My homemade gift baskets of my jams and award winning caramel sauces are now available from some Independent shops round Northern Ireland rather than only directly from me this year. They can also be ordered for posting to friends and family in the U.K.And Ireland by emailing me.
Terrific day at the BBC Show Belfast today with InvestNI and Blas Na HEireann. Met loads of great food producers and ate lots of great food. Bought myself a new knife for all the Chutney and Marmalade making this winter.
I am delighted to be short-listed as a food producer in My Country Business Awards 2017 by my favourite magazine. I have been a subscriber to Country Homes and Interiors for many years and I always follow this competition with interest every year. The monthly features on small Country Business has inspired me over the […]