Orange Marmalade Recipe
July 18, 2013
In Summer I preserved what I thought was a large amount of jam to last through the year. We picked fresh berries at a local berry farm early in the year and made some glorious strawberry jam. I also made a Mixed Berry and some Apricot Jam. A few jars were give to friends as a gift but I still expected there to be an abundance…… It is all gone! All the jam I made has disappeared.
In a spin, after desperately pulling out all of the jars of other Summer goodies I preserved in a bid to find more jam, I posted my woes on Instagram. I was reminded that I could make marmalade at this time of year…OF COURSE! I have no idea why it did not occur to me.
This past weekend there were no farmers markets in my area. I didn’t have time to do a farm-gate visit so I ducked into a local organic produce store and grabbed fresh juicy Navel oranges. My lemon tree is still producing beautifully. I added a few into the mix to cut down the sweetness of the orange.
The day I chose to make this marmalade was gloomy, raining and cold. When I looked at the finished jars of brilliant golden orange reflecting it the light they made me smile. This is the recipe I made – Sunshine in a jar.
You can not be anything but happy when you open a jar of this marmalade. I am enjoying the addition of the orange blossom water. It is sweeter than regular marmalade so the kids enjoy it also.
I did not put all of the peel into the jars when I potted the jam. I kept aside about 2/3 of it and froze it in small containers to add to baking.
Do you have a Winter food favorite that makes you smile? I would love to hear what it is in the comments below.
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