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Marmalade
Tue 2-Feb-10
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danast
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Oh I don't know if it will last.  It depends how much I give away.  This is the first time I have ever made marmalade.   See what retirement and the Cottage Smallholder site does for you.  Goodness knows what I will achieve by the time I have read all of Fiona's articles and taken advice from the Forum.  I'll be exhausted!!!!

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Tue 2-Feb-10
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You and me both !!

I spend  f a r   t o o   l o n g  at this PC, and I don't get much done !!Whistle

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Wed 3-Feb-10
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Great photo, Digger. I would pay for that! (if my other half was not such a fab marmomaker Ok )

Danuta, its funny but even I tend to visit my favourite sites in up and down phases. I think everybody does the same. I know that people will have a ball here for a few months and then wane, and then (hopefully) come back again, It is in the nature of things IMO.

But, let's all enjoy each other's company regardless.

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Wed 3-Feb-10
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I think you are right Danny.  There are lots of sites I used to visit but don't now.  However, this site is so varied.  I love Fiona's blog and follow links to her other posts with great anticipation.  I love her style of writing.  I have used quite a few recipes already and the hints from all the comments are great.  By the way I wish her luck judging this competition!  There are so many ideas already. 

The forum has so many sections to it and it is such fun, with lots of info.  I feel I am getting to know people and don't mind chatting.  ( I have never done this before).  So, I say, I hope I don't drift and continue to enjoy this site for a long time.

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Thu 4-Feb-10
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Cheers to that, Danast. Smile

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Sat 27-Feb-10
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went tothe fete de la Bigarade today and although I sadly failed to meet up with veronica as my mobile network crashed int he village and I was unable to contact her or receive messages from herDoh, I had a lovely time and now have my bitter oranges ready to make marmaladeLaughCoolLaughStar

Sat 27-Feb-10
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Oh what a shame, Shelley - it would help if you had planned beforehand to wear a buttonhole (or something) to recognise each other - or was it a big big market that you were unlikely to bump into her?

Wait to hear how you got on with the marmalade .......   waiting

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Mon 1-Mar-10
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Advance planning certainly would have helped, BS Doh However, Shelley was lucky to avoid any risk of catching my cold; I went home sneezing so violently I had to pull over at one point to finish my sneezing fit 🙁 And spent the rest of the day in bed.

But I scored some bitter oranges! So as soon as I feel better it will be vin d'orange and CSH marmalade.

Mon 1-Mar-10
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Oh it would have been so good if you could have met up with each other - what a conversation that could have been.  You may even have missed buying the oranges in your absorption with the CS forum chat.  It sounds a great market.  Hope the marmalade works well and that you are feeling better soon Veronica.   Big_Hug

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Mon 1-Mar-10
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Agree with Danast - what an opportunity - but as you say, Veronica, good job Shelley didn't catch whatever it is!! Laugh  Get well soon, V. Smile

Sounds like the Toulouse area is going to be smelling of citrus cooking ! Ok

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Are you pining for France my dear?  Big_Hug

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Mon 1-Mar-10
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Strangely, no.

When in the UK, I don't want to go to France, because we have such a lot here - seeing the children and grandchildren, friends, school, views, lovely home.

When in France, the thought of humdrum life in the UK means I want to stay there, as there is so much to do and see, yet an awful lot of peace and quiet.

How weird is that? But true ......

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Mon 1-Mar-10
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Vin d'orange on the go now! The recipe is an absolute doddle even when you aren't feeling 100%:

http://kitchen-notebook.blogspot.com/2008/02/sevil.....range.html

No cooking needed 🙂 You just have to be patient for a month ... I've had orange wine made by neighbours and it was sublime -- hope mine is as good.

I don't think I have time to start the marmalade this evening, so I've put the rest of the oranges in a cool place.

Mon 1-Mar-10
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shelley
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OOH YUMMY

I think I'll make this as well this weekend;

mmmm!!

Wed 3-Mar-10
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shelley
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Made the orange wine today. Hope it is made correctly; I whizzed the oranges in the blender as suggested in the recipe but the result whan miwed withthe alcohol looks very orangey pulpy..... perhaps when it is filtered?

sure it will still taste good whatever!Chef

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