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Monday, 15 February 2021

Family Day

    This is a Provincial (as opposed to Federal) holiday so the mail came today but I haven't ventured out to see what else is open. I had a walk this morning while the sun shone but now it has clouded over and snow is forecast overnight.

   Since I was staying home (and reluctant to do any housework) I decided to make marmalade today. I go through a lot of marmalade on my morning toast and it isn't expensive but home made is so much nicer. 

   A lemon, a tangerine and two cups of sugar gave me two small jars and it seems to have set well. Removing the pith from the rind and slicing it finely was time consuming but the end result was well worth the effort. I have to say I couldn't be bothered making a big batch - too much preparation required!

Now I just have a messy kitchen to clean up.


12 comments:

  1. It might have been time consuming but I bet it tastes delicious. X

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  2. The best things come to those who wait so it might have been time consuming but the end result well worth it.

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  3. Home made marmalade is absolutely the best. Can you get hold of MaMade - it takes all the hard work out of making marmalade but keeps the home made vibe. The fruit is all prepared and you just have to add sugar (and alcohol, if you want) and boil to setting point.
    xx

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    1. I have never seen it here. Wish someone would import it!

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  4. Marmalade is my favourite & it's such a useful condiment to use in many recipes, both savory & sweet. Well done you, making your own.

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    1. I should experiment with some recipes using it. I always have a jar in the house.

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  5. Wish I could come and share some marmalade with you!

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    1. I haven't tried it yet but licked the spoon after bottling it. It was good!

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  6. Your marmalade looks lovely.

    Family day here as well yesterday.

    God bless.

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  7. Kids are back to school today - in a snow storm!

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