Lily first discovered her passion for sourdough baking 8 years ago, which led to her Messy Baker blog. Since then her interest has expanded beyond bread to the things that go with it. Marmalade is her latest obsession. She was a multi-award winner at the "World’s Original Dalemain Marmalade Awards & Festival”, silver in 2015 and gold in 2016 last.
She is a huge fan of Seville marmalade, and come January – Seville orange season – her kitchen is full of bright colours and smells of orange sunshine from Spain. She loves inventing new flavours of marmalade. Lime and rum and Seville and vanilla vodka are particular favourites.
I moved to Brockley 3 years ago, lured by green spaces, cool independent shops and good transport links. The best thing I’ve discovered while living here is the true sense of community and the friendliness and the openness of my neighbours - it’s a rare thing in London, and I love it!