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Marmalade
Wed 20-Jan-10
2:34 pm
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Thank you for your good luck wishes Joanna! Well, finally managed to make my marmalade yesterday! I was soo nervous. Henry (son no. 3) kept coming down into the kitchen yesterday asking when it would be ready as it smelled so good!  Our first taste this morning and it was really quite lovely! I used the James Martin recipe which is very simple really compared to some other recipes. I didn't put all the peel in as I don't like lots of peel either.  Hubby liked it too and he is really fussy! I can't wait to try making some jam now! Wink

Wed 20-Jan-10
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might i recommend blackberry and apple jam? the recipe i found on here is fantastically easy, and absolutely delicious. if you can get hold of the blackberries of course. I know the wild stuff is a little out of season at the moment but you may still be able to get them from a supermarket.

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Wed 20-Jan-10
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hi there; think the blackberry and apple jam was a recipe I found on the internet - glad you liked it ; it is a fav of mline!!

Veronica, I have PM'd you re the visit to the festival for seville oranges; I'd be interested !

Wed 20-Jan-10
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Wow, I bought seville oranges yesterday from my mobile fish, fruit and veg man.  But boy wouldn't a trip to France to a festival have been wonderful - a CS outing, fantastic  OK I'm dreaming I know!!  Wink

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Fri 22-Jan-10
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Mmmm blackberry and apple sounds delish. Today, it's just housework, work work on my computer and then cooking, probably tuna past bake tonight as they weirdly love that! 

I gave a friend a jar of my marmalade yesterday and I am waiting her verdict! Fingers crossed it's a good one! Happy marmalade days everyone!

Fri 22-Jan-10
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I was very impressed by the blackberry and apple jam, it's what brought me to CSH in the first place. Am nearly out of it though, have been rationing myself to make it last longer. Was too generous when I made it and gave half the batch away. Wont make that mistake again.

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Fri 22-Jan-10
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I did the same when I made my first ever batch of chutney last year.  Hardly any left.   I am regretting it now although it was nice  that friends and family enjoyed it. 

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Fri 22-Jan-10
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I have made a Blackberry and Apple smoothie - same as normal jam but without the pips

My Dad prefers it without the pips and quite a few friends say they prefer it to - seems as though I give far too much away!

Fri 22-Jan-10
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Never made marmalade myself before but my mother's been doing it longer than I've been on the planet for!  Love the idea of the 'romantic' marmalade with the heart shaped peel – perhaps that's an idea for valentines presents for the attached ones out there.  Heart  Being pink grapefruit it'd be zingier than the plain orange as well, like you Brightspark I like lime marmalade as well.  Just wishing I'd seen this last week when they had pink grapefruits on the Aldi super 6 offer for the week!

Fancy trying it but don't have a preserving pan, can you make it in a microwave in small batches like you can jam anyone?

Sun 31-Jan-10
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I tried my hand at lemon and lime marmalade yesterday,eventually. After going into town to get the required fruitt at the market (which takes around 2 and a half hours by bus,I got home to remember thatmy jelly bag was broken, so walked up to the local shops to see if the hardware shop had jelly bags.Never heard of them.so chcked the fabric shop for muslin. Looked at me as if i'd asked for three dead babies on a stick.

So back into town,to get there just as kitchens was closing, so had to turn to John Lewis.

Finally got back and started the make the stuff at 8 o'clock.

Very nearly had a total marmalade fail, at the end of the initial boiling phase, after taking he bag of pith and flesh out and letting it cool and adding the sugar, i turned away for about a minute, and when i turned back the whole lot had set. I was a little concerned. I added about a pint and a half of water, and it seemed to sort itself out.

The rest of the process went without a hitch, and the boy has declared the results a success. Go lemon and lime marmalade!

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Mon 1-Feb-10
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That was a bit of a palaver Rae Mond, thought my attempts to get the right equipment for stuff here in Latvia was bad enough. Glad it worked out in the end, must admit to rather liking lime marmalade so seriously tempted.

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a busy weekend but managed to find the time to make some marmalade . . . .  

here it is . . . 

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good old seville orangesSmile

Tue 2-Feb-10
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Lemon and Lime yesterday,orange today-the 'sample' lemon and lime jar almost empty....house smells divine.

Kateuk makes things at http://www.etsy.com/shop/finkstuff and sometimes she does this too http://www54paintings.blogspot.com/ and also this http://finkstuff.weebly.com/

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I've made two batches now and hope to make grapefruit marmalade tomorrow.  I like the idea of lemon and lime too Kate.  I can almost smell it!  Mmmm  maybe next week.

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Tue 2-Feb-10
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We all seem to have caught the marmalade-making bug, Danast. Smile

Do you make sufficient for the whole year, or just what you fancy, as you fancy?

The Seville orange season is very short, but these other flavours can be made through the year. I think I'll collect these recipes, and ring the changes occasionally.

Off to make something - anything - in the mood for creativity .... !! Laugh

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