Monday, 26 January 2009
Sheep and marmalade................
I got six jars of marmalade made, which I felt was enough for now. We still have a couple left from last year, and I got a pot in a present at Christmas too. I like trying other recipes, but a good Seville marmalade really is hard to beat. I've put the remaining half dozen oranges into the freezer "just in case " LOL Marmalade making is one of the great seasonal delights for me; this batch was done by hand, but I have an antique cast iron shredder specifically for marmalade oranges, which I do use. These days, people tend to like multi-funtional equipment (eg food processors, etc), but I tend towards a specific piece of equipment for a specific job. It makes the job more enjoyable and more complete for me, if a tad more washing up and storing! I treated myself to some posh tops and labels for this lot, but the jars are all recycled, some of them several times now. I don't think I've ever actually *bought* a jam jar in my life!
I did this litle cloth as I just couldn't resist the pattern! Even *I* think this one might be too nice to use :)
Link to pattern:http://www.knittingknonsense.com/bobbles_sheep.html
Posted by MrsL at 07:50