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Marmalade and Good Friends


On Friday two dear friends came over and together we made marmalade.  Okay, that’s not entirely true.  Two dear friends came over, that part is true.  What actually happened was that my dear friend AM showed my other dear friend BH and me how to make marmalade.  AM took the fear out of preserving and as she so eloquently stated, “awoke the marmalade giant within”.  Did she ever.

At the end of the day we had a lovely Orange, Grapefruit, Lime, and Pineapple Marmalade.  It is to die for.  We tasted it on fresh baked Beer Bread with cream cheese.  It was a great day.  Learning something new with good friends is a really nice thing to do.


Later that night my family had it as a bedtime snack.  Truth be told, I ate most of it.  I couldn’t help it.  I was just…so…good.

Marmalade, jams, preserves, fruit butters; strawberry, pineapple, mango, orange, lime, peach…what to try next?  I have peach lavender jam on my mind…I’ll let you know how it turns out.

One pineapple, one lime, one grapefruit, one orange, 2 quarts water, 7 cups sugar. Boil until jelling point is reached, hot pack, and process!

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3 thoughts on “Marmalade and Good Friends

  1. BarbaraH

    My marmalade giant has been awoken too! I think that afternoon awoke an even stronger desire to craft and make by hand. To try new things and to simply try. What a gift she gave us. Yesterday I spent yesterday sewing up a mobile, baking bread, making peanut butter cups and walking the neighbor doing a neighborhood cleanup challenger with S. I think this year is going to be a mighty year of giants awakening.

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