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What to do with old Satsumas ?
Sat 3-Nov-12
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ecogeorge
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Got a bowl of 8 Satsumas that are starting to become shriveled and are definately past their best. Any ideas how to use them up?

rgds George.

file://localhost/Users/georgeeno/Pictures/iPhoto%20Library/Originals/2012/24%20Oct%202012_3/DSCF1067.JPG
ps Any tips on posting photos useful too  frown
Sat 3-Nov-12
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George, perhaps you could make some sort of marmalade / citrus jam?

Wash them, then cut them up to remove the pips, and place pips in a muslin, and tie up.

If possible, add two lemons, prepared in the same way.

Place them all in a pan with water to cover and simmer until the peel has softened. Could be a couple of hours, just depends on the state of the skins! (Add more boiling water if necessary)

Remove pips and 'whizz' all the skin and fruits until it is a puree.

Measure, and add the sugar, similar weight, depending on your preference for sweetness.

Boil up until it will set - try the cold-saucer-in-the-fridge method for testing for a set!

Fill the pre-heated jars and put on the lids.

 

I made about 9 jars of this recently, and everyone who's tasted it reckons it is full of flavour, and just right for spreading on the breakfast toast!

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Sun 4-Nov-12
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By the way, George, that link doesn't seem to work .....

However, have a look at this page, where Danny explains how to post images.

"How do you spell 'Love'?" (Piglet). 

"You don't spell it, you feel it" (Pooh).

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

Sun 4-Nov-12
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Thanks so much brightspark , - boiled for ages with 2 lemons, blitzed untill coarse in food processor and added equal weight of jam sugar.

Made 3 of the best jars of marmalade I've ever tasted !!!!!!!!

Going to make more in the future.

Also made 6 pots of chilli jam from Dehila recipe -turned out fantastic too.!!

Wifey made me a jar of 18 picked eggs , tray of coconut buns and a tray of coffee buns all iced.

Home grown beef for tea , what more could you ask for.chef

rgds George.

Mon 5-Nov-12
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Great news, George. Enjoy your preserves. Sounds like you did everything just right! ok  ok

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Mon 5-Nov-12
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Have just finished my stock of marmalade that I couldn't replace this year due to no Seville oranges. Will try this one as satumas are plentiful at the moment. Thanks

Trying to enjoy life as it is

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Sat 10-Nov-12
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Good luck with this.  I think you will love the taste of the marmalade made with satsumas.  If you have some reasonably small ones you can also candy them whole – they look stunning and taste great as well.

Sun 11-Nov-12
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Ooh that sounds interesting Rob.

Tue 13-Nov-12
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certainly does the marmalade and the candied ones!

 

Just made some kiwi jam myself; with a 'deliberate' caramelised taste!!

Tue 13-Nov-12
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I believe you Shelley...wink

I'll try that again!

Wed 8-Jun-16
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This is the no-cook way: just put the segments in a container with a small amount of 50-50 mix of brandy and water, stir/shake from time to time and after a few hours you'll be thrilled to eat them!  I allow about a teaspoon of liquid per satsuma, no point in wasting good booze.

Wed 8-Jun-16
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Sounds yummy !        Welcome Di, could you let us know something about yourself. Tina xwave

Wed 8-Jun-16
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Yes, ditto, welcome Di, you sound like one of us already! laugh

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

Thu 9-Jun-16
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You've responded very kindly but actually that post was intended as a one-off.  No way am I a small-holder: I'm a city girl who loves shops and services like hospitals and transport connections!  I'm actually in the shires at the moment but I am slowly going crazy and trying to move back to civilisation.  If I had a rural view I'd have to block it off, like with a walled garden or something.

I posted because I didn't find the result I wanted - they all involve *cooking*, that comes under housework - and then I had a brainwave.  My best brainwaves involve alcohol.  And on that note...

Sat 11-Jun-16
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Irish-Di - I'm not a smallholder either, but love cooking and trying new things - you certainly don't need to be a smallholder to join in. We would definitely like to share your brainwaves ... says she who has just bottled some apricots in Cognac ... big_laugh big_laugh

"How do you spell 'Love'?" (Piglet). 

"You don't spell it, you feel it" (Pooh).

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

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