Sunday, 1 February 2009

Lady Marmalade!

We don't have many traditions in my family, but February marmalade making is one of them!

You start by scrubbing juicing and slicing your Seville oranges.
You put it all in your jam pans with some water.

You leave it bubbling away for a couple of hours....

It helps if you have reliable adults to help with the child care!


Don't forget to feed children at some point!

Have enough saucers available for endless testing....

You sterilize your jars in the oven.

And enjoy the fruit of your labour!

Repeat year after year after year!

5 comments:

The Bayou Belles and Their Beau said...

Well, aren't you just the little Martha Stewart clone. Love the pics!

We do apple butter and strawberry preserves down here.

MoziEsmé said...

That looks yummy - a great tradition - especially as I always think of canning as a summer/autumn activity! And I appreciated the instructions on child care and feeding the children... :)

BTW, I would LOVE to do a UK-based giveaway. Let me know what you'd be willing to contribute, and I'll schedule it to get posted! And thanks so much...

MoziEsmé said...

Oh yes - those stone carvings are soapstone...

Octamom said...

Look at you! You are amazing! (love the pic of the 'reliable childcare'--hee hee!) It looks wonderful! Good work, there, little Busy Bee!

Did you get any of the snow that hit Britain? Looks like London is in a snarl!
Blessings!

Wendi @ Every Day Miracles said...

Ohhh! Looks so good. :)
Lots of sampling and testing going on I'm sure. You have to make sure it's good enough right?? :)