The jam journey

It's hard to believe that I've been making jam now for almost 2.5 years. I'm delighted and incredibly proud that you can buy or sample my jam and chutney exclusively in the following fantastic locations:

Ursa Minor Bakehouse, Ballycastle

Paper Fig, Portstewart

The French Rooms, Bushmills

Memento, Portrush

The Giant's Causeway Visitors Centre, Bushmills

Warke's Deli, Portstewart

The Green Room, Armoy

Blackrock B&B, Portrush

Tourist Information Centre, Ballycastle & Bushmills

Then occasionally at NNCG Artisan Market and Thyme & Co., Ballycastle.

From making gifts for the family to becoming a member of the Naturally North Coast & Glens Artisan Market, stocking and supplying local cafes, shops and B&Bs and more recently this year having the opportunity to stock the Giant's Causeway Visitor Centre; the months have been so busy and I've had to learn quickly to make it all possible.

The funny thing is that I never set out to be a jam maker. You could almost say that the jam was a lucky accident. My Facebook blog was where everything started. I'm keen to ensure I still have time for my blog and social media pages whilst making my jam but my work with Glenballyeamon eggs and my #AperoClub and collaboration events have also grown and become very important to me. So in order to maintain all aspects of my work my jam will now only be available in the above locations, at NNCG Artisan Market and at seasonal one-off events. I'll no longer be taking private orders.

I will work to ensure that the locations above are well-serviced so you should be able to lay your hands on a jar or mouthful of something lovely whenever you are looking for some. 😊

Thank you to all my supporters and followers, friends, family and business connections who have brought me to this point. This all began as a hobby, based on my love of and interest in all that is homemade and whilst it's great that it's grown so much, I really need to tame it so I can maintain the high standard of quality and original creativity whilst concurrently protecting my sanity 😉 Success is often viewed as continual growth and eventual world domination but not in my book. Becoming a supermarket brand is not what it's about for me. What really matters to me is that people enjoy what I make, that I support local businesses, use and promote local produce and enable myself to be involved more broadly in the Northern Ireland food scene, not just the jam category.

So please keep journeying with me. I promise lots more food and lifestyle commentary, recipes, recommendations and events all on top of a steady flow of jam and chutney in the local area. Please, please continue to like, share and spread the word. Thank you so much. 😊


My signature, best-seller: Strawberry & Prosecco jam.