Orchard-Mix Marmalade

Last Sunday we saw some marmalade for sale at exorbitant prices and I said to Ben, I can make that for the price of sugar.  I have the fruit in my orchard and what is marmalade but citrus and sugar?

My friends Baz and Di asked me over to their house today so I took a bag of fruit with me to make us some marmalade.  I grabbed the fruit on my way out and on my return I had a jar of jam for Ben.

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Di and I chopped up the fruit.  There were a lot of seeds!

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OK there is a Davidson Plum (an Australian native) in there pretending to be a citrus; we thought it might give us pink marmalade :)

I forgot to add water when I started cooking the fruit!  So the rinds did not soften properly but anyway we muddled through and ended up with jam.  Didi insisted on adding some zany decorations and I must admit they did add something  to the final product.

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A dollar’s worth of jam

About Mary Tang

An urban orchardist everyday, a volunteer regularly, a poet sometimes and a blogger since March 2015. I travel when I can. Food is a constant.
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13 Responses to Orchard-Mix Marmalade

  1. in567 says:

    Wow. Although I don’t like marmalade much myself, I’d certainly like to try this one!

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  2. Notes From the Spider Farm says:

    Lovely marmalade and decorations!

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  3. taphian says:

    looks so delicious, dear Mary, I would like a glass :) Kind regards Mitza

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  4. Satisfying, isn’t it! I made my first jam last year (peach) and am looking forward to branching out again this year (cherries, but marmelade may be on the menu too). I love the plum in yours; that’s panache. :)

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  5. That looks marvellous

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