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Tangerine marmalade with.....?
Wed 18-Feb-15
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brightspark
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When I left OH at the hospital yesterday, I went shopping (just to take my mind off, really) and looking at the fruit, I decided there and then to make some mandarin marmalade. I bought two nets of mandarins, and it has made 7 pots - it's a lovely colour and flavour. Well chuffed! ok

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Wed 18-Feb-15
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Can sympathise with the need to keep busy when OH is having an op.  When my OH had a triple bypass I took myself into Plymouth on the bus from the hospital.  I wandered around the shops but saw nothing - trying to keep busy but preoccupied with what was going on in the operating theatre.  I was staying in a B&B near the hospital so couldn't do much other than wait until the allotted time when I was told I could visit.  That was in 2000 and I still remember the feeling of helplessness all this time later. (Sorry TA off topic! ponder)

Wed 18-Feb-15
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Don't mind me - I'm sure it will get back on track eventually! magic

I'll try that again!

Thu 19-Feb-15
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Hi Val

Hope your hubby is on the mend - it's impossible not to worry but thank goodness for our jam making hobby to help keep busy.

I have been looking out for mandarins because I want to make some marmalade for a really nice friend of ours who fixes our laptop for us when it goes wonky. He normally buys his from M & S and says it is delicious.

I looked it up on Google but could only find reference to a spicy version. The one he likes is just medium cut mandarin marmalade from M & S.

Anyway - I'm curious to know if it will taste different to Tangerine Marmalade. They all taste the same to me as fresh fruit - the only difference is the skins. I don't like the ones with the soft peel and lots of white pith.

Tomorrow - I'm off to the shops on a mission to find mandarins runaway

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Thu 19-Feb-15
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I found mine in Sainsburys - they also had the 'easy-peelers', but not too sure what variety they were.

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Sun 22-Mar-15
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I have made clementine marmalade a few months ago- the guests at B&B loved it. It was a trial-and-error batch, I juiced the fruit, then pressure cooked the shells, added a couple of lemons and proceeded as usual- it is rather nice. I have a feeling some Christmassy spices and maybe some booze soaked cranberries would have suited the flavour, too. I was wondering, how do you go about removing the wax coating from your citrus? I tend to cover it in boiling water, scrub with one of those in-shower exfoliating gloves and then rub dry. Any better ideas- this is quite tricky when using small and soft fruit?!

Sun 22-Mar-15
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Hello Olga - I wash them in very hot water - I don't like to scrub in case I lose too much zest.

The last two batches have been so nice, we're going through it too quickly!whistle

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 'A hug,' said Pooh 'is always the right size!' 

Sat 19-Sep-15
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Made 9 jars of tangerine marmalade yesterday - despite the very uncomfortable feeling in my wrist when cutting up the peel ... however, we've been talking about pectin recently - I've had so many windfall apples and by using the peel, cooked up some pectin.

Yesterday, I used all pectin to cook my fruit - 2 nets of tangerines - and by squeezing the juice, I had over 1 litre of juice, which I added after the fruit peel was cooked.

The marmalade set in 15 mins. I haven't tried it yet, but I'm guessing that as I used pectin from cooking apples, it won't be as sweet. We'll see.

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 'A hug,' said Pooh 'is always the right size!' 

Sat 19-Sep-15
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Talking of apple peel, I saw a recipe on a blog yesterday for apple cider vinegar, made just using chopped up cores and peel, leaving it overnight to go brown, then throwing it all in a large jar with a little bit of sugar and topped up with water.  How simple is that?!  If I'd known about it the other day when I was making apple pie and stewing some, I'd have kept the peel/cores and done that, instead of chucking them on the compost heap.

Oops, I should have put this in a different thread, I'll be getting the spork big_laugh

learning to love veg…..except celery :-O

Sat 19-Sep-15
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Apples are so useful! Shame we can't grow tangerines here too! (perhaps an orangery would work, but who has the space for one?) laugh

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(Are you impressed, Sue - I brought it back on track! whistle)

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Sat 19-Sep-15
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big_laugh  Well done Val

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Sat 19-Sep-15
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big_laugh  magic

I'll try that again!

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