Monday, 25 February 2008


I've been making marmalade. Very satisfying pouring the lovely sweet smelling, unctuous liquid that has been filling the house, into a variety of glass jars. All done according to Delia's best recipe and in two stages.

Yesterday was the initial slow boil and chopping up of the oranges and lemons. Removing the pulp and then extracting every little last bit of the pectin. Boy did those scratches sting with the ascorbic acid.

Now I have several jars of lovely, thick, dark marmalade to keep me going over the next year. Mmm - what's next ... chutney