There are lots of things to love about our school fair. The great live jazz played by two of our parents, chicken poo lotto - will it ever poo on my number?! The Pimms stall and my children buying back the toys that I donated saying "I used to have one of these, they're great" to name but a few.
These were simple to make and really effective.
I cut these owls out of a t-towel and sewed them onto t-shirts.
I also love being part of it and having my own stall selling home produce. But the very best part is having returning customers each year. I unfortunately disappointed a small boy this year by not having his favourite sausage & apple pie - sorry Joe
The pies always go down well, Saturdays included:
Chicken & Stuffing
Ham & Egg
Cheese & Potato
Goats Cheese & Onion
I also had scotch eggs, meat samosas, chocolate brownies and fruit scones. There was also a good selection of jams which included strawberry, mango, mixed fruit (a collection of the last of the home grown berries from the freezer) blueberry & strawberry and a marrow & ginger jam which generated a lot of discussion. Marrow jam is something I remember my mother making and I've pimped this a little and added ginger and lemon. Don't be scared of the marrow, it really has no taste but gives it a similar texture to pineapple.
Marrow & Ginger Jam
1kg Marrow, peeled and cut into small cubes
3 Lemons, Juice & Zest
1kg Jam Sugar (with added pectin)
50g Fresh Ginger, peeled and grated
Put the marrow in a large pan with half the lemon juice and cook on a low heat till the marrow becomes soft but not mushy, it should look translucent.
Pour you jam into sterilised jars and leave to cool.