Monday, 31 January 2011

On The Table #3

Well.... not really on the table, more like on the kitchen counter.
It's marmalade making time again.

This batch was made from 12 11-1/2 Seville oranges (one was squishy at one end), 4 lemons, water and 3.5 kg of sugar.
The bitter Seville oranges are only available at the end of January into February, and are the traditional ingredients for marmalade. I can't stand the very sweet sickly stuff that passes for marmalade in N American grocery stores. I like my marmalade to have a kick to it!

So you know what I'll be spreading on my toast in the morning.


  1. As a kid, I didn't care for marmalade made from Seville oranges but I suspect I'd feel otherwise now. Colourful photo!

  2. Ou Shammie, you had a very productive morning!! Wish I could say the same!

    The last time I tried marmalade I was a kid and didn't like it much. I should try it again, though I suspect I'd prefer the sweeter kind. However, I won't know till I give it a taste!

  3. Ooo that looks so good. Lots of work but definitely worth it. I think the slightly bitter taste would really enhance the spread on toast. Makes me hungry just looking at it.

  4. Hi,
    Thanks for stopping by! ... I do love Seville oranges. My dad loved them too (being from the UK), so I grew up with that.
    My Singer is from about 1980, and doesn't free motion all that well but not too bad! The book helped alot.
    Hope all is well ...
    Many, many best wishes,

  5. aaaarrrrrgggghhhh you've made me hungry!

    and all i have is *ugh* grape jelly.



  6. I remember from my first to Sevilla visit that I tasted an orange from one of the trees on the street ... and was of course - negatively - surprised about how bitter it was! It looked so tasty! Definitely better for marmelades! :-)

  7. Absolutely. Marmalade should not be as sweet as jam. It should put a smile on the face of a grown-up and make (some) children scowl.

  8. That's a lot of marmalade for only 11-1/2 oranges, Sham! WOW. I absolutely LOVE orange marmalade but have forgotten all about it till you mentioned it. I'd like the kick, too. Please save a bottle for me. :)

  9. My dad loves English marmalade too. But then again, he is from ANOTHER generations. :))


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