Monday, 7 February 2011

A Marvellous Night In....!

It's amazing how much fun you can have doing something as simple as cooking together. When my friend Rosie said she was having a go at making marmalade for the first time I was not too sure as I've never quite see myself as the WI type! However when she pointed out the cost saving - 10 jars of organic marmalade for less than 75p a jar, and the fact that seville oranges were in season right now, it was hard to resist!


It really is easy, and we had so much fun chatting and laughing in the process, that I hope to make some more before the seville oranges season is over - although there are many other jams and marmalades to try.

We both wondered at the fact that we had not made such a basic and traditional food before - no doubt our grandmothers and great grandmothers made preserved food all the time. It's a shame such skills are used much less than before especially when it is also cost saving and you know exactly what goes in to the jar. Marmalade dates back to the 1700s although preserving goes back to the Romans.

I have to say its the best marmalade I have ever tasted and it was also a fabulous girls night in - lots of laughs!




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