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.

For more information contact HALFF on 01297 631782, Maya Pieris on 07787 566676 or visit the HALFF website: www.halff.org.uk