Are you a marmalade household? Apparently it is going out of fashion. We always had marmalade in the cupboard when I was growing up, in the days when you could keep it in a cupboard. Plain marmalade, ginger marmalade and sometimes lime marmalade. Always with chunks in though.
I still love marmalade but I’m the only one in my household that likes it. I have it spread thickly on buttered granary toast on a Sunday morning.
Consequently a 12 jar batch of homemade marmalade lasts 2 years.
Juicing and slicing up all those oranges is a bit of a faff but in my opinion; worth it.
I always refer to my River Cottage Handbook No 2 when making a ‘preserve’.
I’m a bit of a ‘preserve’ snob. I really only like homemade jam. I don’t even like those they sell in farm shops under the premise of ‘homemade’.
I’ve plenty of ‘Blackcurrant and Blackberry’ left but I’m running low on my Strawberry so I’ll be eeking that out until June. I’ve some mincemeat that’ll survive until next Christmas and a couple of red currant and white currant jelly.
Meanwhile I’ll enjoy my marmalade. This one could win prizes!
Am I alone in marmalade love?
Love, Lucie xx