Sticky time for Axminster shop

Marmalade expert spreads the word about breakfast favourite

THE No Halff Measures charity shop, in Axminster, was jam-packed for a talk on marmalade last week.

Enthusiasts from across Devon went along to the South Street store for a demonstration and talk by award-winning preserve maker, West Dorset based Maya Pieris.

While passing on some professional tips and tricks of the trade of a master marmalade maker, Maya had time to fill the audience in on the fascinating history of the nation’s favourite breakfast conserve. She talked about it origins as a pear, apple or quince sweetmeat in Portugal to its promotion in Victorian Scotland as an alternative to an early morning dram.

At the end of the session there was a chance to taste different marmalades and other preserves under the Maya’s Four Seasons label and produced from her kitchens in Askerwell, near Bridport, a range of which are now available through the No Halff Measures (HALFF) shop.

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For more information contact HALFF on 01297 631782, Maya Pieris on 07787 566676 or visit the HALFF website:

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