Monday 1 February 2010

Lady Marmalade

Do you remember Labelle belting out "Voulez-vous coucher avec moi (ce soir)?" and wearing those wild, silver outfits? Well this is altogether less exciting.

The green grocer was selling off the last of the years' Seville oranges and Erica suggested that we make marmalade. Not having the recipe to hand, and given that they were at a knock down price, I bought 3 kilos.

Three kilos of oranges makes quite a lot of marmalade. In my defense I did squeeze all the juice, and remove all the pith and finely chop all the rind. Even so we maxed out the jam pan and had to call in a couple of other saucepans to handle the volume.

Erica is a pretty good jam maker and the results are delicious, all 22 jars!!

Gitchi Gitchi Ya Ya Da Da (?)

Gitchi Gitchi Ya YaHere (?)

Mocca chocolata Ya Ya

Creole Lady Marmalade - as they said in the song!


  1. forget the toast, just give me a spoon!

  2. Is there no end to this man's talents? Boat builder, chief assistant marmalade maker, chief swing pusher, the list is endless.......

  3. Oooh, I've been meaning to do this myself for weeks and now I am feeling thoroughly inspired and off to the greengrocer's with my shopping basket! I might blog the results if they come anywhere near Erica's standards. Bet you never thought your boaty blog would turn into Marmalade Challenge, did you?


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