Thursday, 22 February 2007

L-L-L-Lovely Lemon Lime Marmalade...

Take 2 big juicy lemons and about a dozen limes.... squeeze the juice out, separate the pips, and chop the peel in teeny weeny thin strips. Do all that tiresome soaking and boiling and adding the sugar and stirring over a hot stove until you are hot, fed up and bad tempered and everything you touch is sticky and the rest of the family wants to stay far far away.....

And this is the delectable result....
When you spread some of this delightful confection on your morning toast, a wonderful tart spicy lemon-lime aroma fills the air and your taste buds tingle in anticipation, and you take the first bite and wonder why you ever bought the sweet sickly stuff they sell in the supermarkets!

Next year I'm going to try making Ginger Marmalade for a change.

22 comments:

Craver VII said...

Gung Hei Fat Choy!

You've outdone yourself. And now ginger marmalade too?! When will it end?!

Say, has anybody seen the cat?

photowannabe said...

Um..Um..good. This looks delightful. i will have to try it sometime soon.

Pat said...

Wow! Really lovely. And I love ginger marmalade!

Libbys Blog said...

Oh this looks so good please can I have the recipe please this looks so scrummy! lwmailbox2004-1212@yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

Erik said...

Hi Rook,

Thanks for the encouragement. In the end I had to take a plane out of Djibouti, something I was not happy about at all. Food in Djibouti? you'll be surprised to hear that beans on toast is actually one of the national dishes. And no, I'm not kidding. Of course it's slightly different than our traditional Heinz baked beans and they use baguettes instead of sliced bread, but it's basically the same thing. Weird, eh? Fava beans are also very popular.

My Canuck friend is from Toronto and I will pass on the greetings. And you're right, although I'ev only been in Cairo for a few hours I'm already feeling much better, with a great weight off of my shoulders and now I'm raring to go and explore the country.

Erik.

P.S. The marmalade looks really tasty, though far too much work for me I think. I'm incredibly lazy, which is one of the reasons I've been travelling for so long: I don't want to go back to work!

lettuce said...

Thanks1 nice of you to say so, i'm pretty pleased with it.

That marmalade looks scrumptious.

I usually do the first stage in the pressure cooker - cuts down the time a lot and makes the peel easier to slice.

Also - this year for the first time used jam sugar - ie. added pectin. It was SO QUICK!

Well worth the effort, either way though - theres no decent substitute for home-made.

rosemary said...

You jusr marmalade your heart out....really does make me wish I had been a little bit more domestic....but only for a second!

Gardengirl said...

Marmalade is my absolute favourite thing to put onto my toast. Lemon-Lime is new to me.....I bet its good too. Thanks for visiting my blog. I shall return.

TorAa said...

Yes, you said it. About what you buy in the shops compared with what you made yourself. Two different worlds.

Combinded with these excellent photos, you have done a great post.

=^.^=

L.L. Barkat said...

This is beautiful amber delight. I can almost taste it (now, if you just send me a jar, I won't have to use my imagination!)

CanadianSwiss said...

You make me want to start eating breakfast, now!

blueboat said...

Looks gorgeous. Ginger sounds fabulous too - do you have a recipe?
ps. thanks for visiting Belfast!

Haddock said...

I think Mrs H and I may have a go at marmalade this now!
Ginger marmalade sounds even better! :)

Libbys Blog said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you for the lovely lemon and lime marmalade recipe. If the weather keeps on raining you can expect to see the mamalade being made on my blog later theis week!

The Toronto Team said...

Mmmmm! Looking at that lovely marmelade makes me want to start eating bread again. (how sad that haven't had toast for breakfast in years!!)

Ginnie said...

OMG! I could really get into that. And ginger marmalade? That would be heaven, I'm sure!!! Please save some for me.

Fizzy said...

My son is reading this... unfortunately since he plastered the TV remote control with Jam and every other surface he managed to touch one morning, this recipie is not one that he will try! I may though;)

Inihtar said...

Wow! I wish I was as industrious as you. I refuse to spend any more time in the kitchen than is absolutely necessary. I haven't opened my oven since I moved into my apartment about nine months ago, and now I'm afraid to, because I imagine all kinds of creatures have taken up residence there, sure that they won't be disturbed!

Anita said...

Sounds like a delicous recipe!

Thanks a lot for passing by my blog, new visitors are always welcome and I am glad you like the coffee on my bench outside.

Looking forward to seeing you again in my garden!

Peggy said...

I'd love a jar of that stuff! Perhaps I'll have a crack at making my own too. I've made jam before, strawberry and blackcurrant, never tried marmalade. . . .

Carmi said...

I could shoot pictures of this forever.

You remind me of a shoot I did when I first brought my new camera home. Here are two pictures from that experience. Your entry brought me right back to that day!

http://writteninc.blogspot.com/2006/10/jammed.html
http://writteninc.blogspot.com/2006/11/jammed-redux.html

Enjoy!

tut-tut said...

I love canning and pickling. Post more!