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<p>When Lucy Deedes was a child, she used to sit on the Aga and read aloud to her mother while she cooked. She especially remembers the marmalade-making because the chopping took so long.</p><p>She started making my own marmalade when she realised as an adult just how hard it was to buy good marmalade. She began with a good old Katie Stewart recipe, tinkering about with setting points and wrinkles on saucers. Soon, people were asking if they could buy it. And so, she started a business, making it at home in the same way with her mother’s pre-war jam pan (now upgraded to some smart new ones), listening to the radio and experimenting with flavours and peel thicknesses.</p><p>She sells marmalade at both the Petworth and Arundel Farmers’ Markets, at The Hungry Guest food shop in Petworth and in the Fittleworth Community Shop.</p><p>In 2019, she won two Golds and three Silvers for the five flavours she entered in the World's Original Marmalade Awards at Dalemain in Cumbria.</p>

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