Thursday, 31 March 2011

Funny how things come about!

A couple of weeks ago I was approached by a company looking for Seedless Raspberry Jam.  I have made seedless jam before but it involves a lot of work as the fruit has to be pushed through a sieve to leave you with just the pulp and with raspberries that is not an easy task as the flesh is around each individual seed.

So I made a small batch and sent the company a sample, which I am pleased to say that they loved and this week I delivered their first order of the jam in 3kg tubs, and I left them a sample of my Lemon Curd as they may well in want to use this in the future.

Funny thing is that I have found that the Seedless Raspberry Jam is a very good seller at the markets too, just goes to show that you do have to just go with the flow of things!

Isn't life funny?

Monday, 21 March 2011

RND 11 Our contribution

So for Red Nose Day this year I wondered what I would do, and on pondering I had an idea (my 10yo Dear Daughter called it a light bulb moment) as my Apple Jelly is clear I wondered if I would be able to put a bright red glace cherry in it to symbolise a Red Nose.

So I had a play and yes this worked really well, although I found out that you needed to get the air out the of the glace cherry to make it sink (see who says there isn't science in cooking!)

So the jars looked good but they needed eyes which I was just going to draw on with a permanent pen, but before I did this I though I would just look on the internet to see it anyone made 'eye stickers'.  My search came up with a mail order company called 'Yellow Moon' who I have dealt with in the past as a Rainbow Guide leader, who did a reel of sticky eyes.

So from a very simple idea came this product that we took out to sell this weekend and they were very well received and we hope to raise a lot of money for Comic Relief.