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Marmalade using leftover lemon pieces
Fri 16-Dec-11
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sounds lovely Maura, I made some red grapefruit marmalade the other day for christmas hampers, and some more of the lovely sweet tomato marmalade.

Fri 16-Dec-11
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They sound nice - would never have thought to use grapefruit. Silly question, but what does it taste like......you know what I mean ponder

Still havent worked out how to do the photos thumbs_down

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Fri 16-Dec-11
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Maura, for photos take a look at the first topic in the How-to forum.

You can experiment safely in the Testing forum if you wish.

You will get plenty of help from the folk on here!

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Fri 16-Dec-11
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Oh right - well here goes..................

 

Leftover MarmaladeImage Enlarger

 

Leftover Marmalade x 4Image Enlarger

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Fri 16-Dec-11
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Maura, looks brilliant, well done with the pics I had the devils own job when I tried to load some up a couple of weeks back, fortunately TA was on hand. Before you ask, no I haven't done the pineapple jam yet, frankly it is all getting a bit close to cloth this Christmas thing and I will probably leave it till after the holiday.

I have made grapefruit marmalade a couple of times, it is a bit too - well - grapefruit like for my taste but other people seem to like it - but I am not a great fan of grapefruit anyway. I much prefer lemon, lime or orange.

Keep at it, I think you are on to a winner and I like the labels.

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Fri 16-Dec-11
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Aw Chris, thanks so much for those kind words - means a lot. I am always amazed when I get something right and this magic in a pot materialises. I think...wow did I do that eeek

I was so surprised that you could actually make marmalade from leftovers and some sugar that I was sure it would be tasteless or runny or both. I make different styles of labels for every batch I do, but was thinking maybe of having a 'theme' and sticking to that. Still trying to get a decent line drawing of the house but it's just not working out at the moment.

I know what you mean about the time - it has flown by this year for us. I suppose that is a sign of age as my grandchildren tell me it is dragging by until the holidays and Christmas roll_eyes 

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Fri 16-Dec-11
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Maura, I know just what you mean about the 'magic' of it. I have been making jams and marmalades now for maybe 4 or 5 years, I only make them for myself and as give aways to friends etc. except occassionally I get asked to make something special for someone so for me it isn't a business it is just plain fun and 'magic'. When I made my first jars of marmalade I was amazed that they actually tasted as good or better than shop bought, ditto with the jams. I am now a complete snob about jams and marmalades, if I have afternoon tea out somewhere and they serve it with those little jamjars of stuff I am busy inspecting it, tasting it and keeping my thoughts to myself !! and bread - well I started making my own bread about this time last year and haven't bought a loaf or rolls since. I made some remark some months back about having fresh home made rolls for breakfast with home made marmalade and that I only needed to do the butter to have 100% home made. TA read that and sent me a link how to make my own butter! I didn't do it because the natural extension of that would be to have my own cow to produce the milk and a farmer I am not.

The other great magic for me was in the old days working in the dark room developing prints and watching a white sheet of paper develop an image right in front of your eyes. Digital is great and I wouldn't want to go back to wet film photography, but digital does not have the same aura or 'magic'.

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Fri 16-Dec-11
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I'd highly recommend trying the red grapefruit marmalade, it's a beautiful colour and has a really strong sharp but sweet taste. I think the plain yellow grapefruits might be a tad too sharp.

Sat 17-Dec-11
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Why don't you see if a local farmer would supply you with cream for the butter? You could freeze some of it and so only have to do that once in a while. I think milk directly from the farm is so much better.cheers

Sat 17-Dec-11
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Erm - wassat got to do with marmalade? confused

I'll try that again!

Sat 17-Dec-11
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Toffeeapple said:

Erm - wassat got to do with marmalade? confused

Do you think that Joanna exhibited a very perfect Senior Moment, TA?

Either that or she has cheese on the brain! big_laugh big_laugh big_laugh

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Sat 17-Dec-11
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Quite right my dear boy, I think she has a journey on her mind...

I'll try that again!

Sat 17-Dec-11
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We all have our moments, senior or not......don't we Danny ?..........big_laugh  big_laugh......whistle

 

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Sat 17-Dec-11
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Oh Hattie, you do make I larf! big_laugh big_laugh big_laugh

I'll try that again!

Sat 17-Dec-11
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No No, she not having a Senior Moment - I must rush to the rescue of Joanna big_hug because she was referring to a comment Chris made in his post above about only needing to make his own butter now to be self sufficient for Bread and butter and jam.

I accept it is slightly off subject as it did start out about marmalade but ....well...we do rather ramble on a bit on here anyway dont we big_laugh cheers

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