Sunday, 4 March 2012

Lime Marmalade revisited

If Mr M can wish for something we haven't got, then I can too, and with some tasty sour dough I felt that what would go best with this would be lime marmalade....and guess what, there was none left.  The very next day I bought a bag full, and with the juice of one lemon, made just a few jars.  This time, I scraped most of the white pith, before cutting the peel into shreds, and strained the juices off.  With less of the flesh in the preserve, it is more like a jelly: full of flavour, clear, but quite a bit less!  This morning I had my toast and lime marmalade, delicious!

Strawberry Jam by special request in February

We have quite a variety of jams in the larder, but not the one most desired at the moment by Mr M.  After buying and consuming a jar of some of the finest Waitrose had, I decided to get some strawberries when we were at Warwick market and make some more.  With the warmer weather we have been having, it quite something to be able to have tea, scones and strawberry jam in the garden.