Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Changes... for the better...

Do you know, I used to get pretty resentful when Ben asked me to help him chop fruit for one of his mammoth late-night marmalade-making sessions...But now I'm seeing it as a chance to do something together, as well as a feast for the eyes, and the nose! I bet you can smell that Four Fruit marmalade, just from the picture, can't you? Plenty more varieties to come...

15 comments:

magsmcc said...

At least it's going in rind and all- which I learnt from an article on Woman's Hour yesterday! They had some funky alternatives to marmalade for Seville oranges, if Ben's interested! Some discussion on alternative pronunciations of Seville as well!

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Oh Floss I am a huge devotee of late night marmalade making! I always forget how long the prep actually takes and then can't face any of the end product for a week or two as I find I have OD'd on the orange simmering fragrance!!!

Happy New year to you all,

Sarah x

Sherri B. said...

It is very much a feast for the eyes! Will Ben be sharing his recipe?

Menopausal musing said...

When I read this one it was one of those "funny coincidence" ones......... you see, from downstairs is coming the noise of peel being chopped...........

Heidi said...

I'm with Sheri B how do you start and recipe?

Angela said...

Sudden epiphany about the Mystery Object...I think it is a MARMALADE MARBLE - you drop it into a vat of bubbling citrus bits, and when it stops rattling in the bottom, you know you have reached setting point!

Lorrie said...

Mmm, I can almost smell the citrus from here. Delectable!

Lola Nova said...

Gorgeous and I can just imagine how wonderful it smells! Somehow I missed a bunch of your posts (don't know how) I have been enjoying catching up. I love all the beautiful linens you found, what treasures! And so fun to see what that little clay ball was most likely used for.

VintageVicki said...

Can almost smell it from here :)

Carol said...

Looks wonderful. I shall have to get some Seville oranges soon and get boiling too as we are down to the very last jar of last year's "crop".
Last week I read that marmalade is no longer a popular choice for breakfast in Uk and that majority prefer chocolate spread on their toast. Don't think I'll be swapping though.
Carol xx

Kit said...

Oh my! That looks incredible! I wish I could have a spoonful, I love marmalade! :) Kit

Tabiboo said...

I can just shut my eyes and imagine it smells divine - it also looks like a colourful feast for the eyes too....yum!

Have a lovely day,

Nina xx

The Curious Cat said...

Gosh I bet that smells fantastic! Hmmm!

Lululiz said...

I am almost drooling here, it looks so delicious. 4 fruit marmalade, gosh, that sounds wonderful.

TheMadHouse said...

Oh that looks yum, I want to make some