Friday, February 01, 2013

Orange ya glad?


Last week on a day off from work I stopped by a little grocery store not too far from home.
They had a clearance rack of fruits and veggies I could not pass up.
A LARGE bag of a variety of oranges for .99 was a deal I could not refuse.
And, wouldn't ya know it...I had just watched an episode of Barefoot Contessa where she made a batch of orange marmalade!
I dug up the recipe off the internet, and got myself to work.
Always, always one to change up a recipe, I decided that instead of the two lemons the recipe called for, I would use one lemon and part of a red grapefruit.
And throw in some grated fresh ginger for a bit of a kick.
The recipe is easy peasy, and pretty much anyone could do it.

I made another change to the recipe in that where she has you keep the pieces of fruit chunky, I chose to use my immersion blender and break things up a bit.
I did that step after about one hour of the simmering process.
Personal preference.

Homemade sourdough english muffins with marmalade!

Me: Knock. Knock.
You: Who's there?
Me: Banana

Me: Knock. Knock.
You: Who's there?
Me: Banana

Me: Knock. Knock.
You: WHO'S THERE????
Me: Orange
You: Orange who?
Me: Orange ya glad I didn't say banana???

In Christ alone!

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Grey Barn STORIES Photography said...

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linda eller said...

That looks so good and probably one of my favs for biscuits or toast. You are so smart to do that.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Funny, making marmalade has been on my mind lately...tis the season for citrus, you know. This looks fabulous and on home made bread...get a stick and beat people off so you can have it ALL!

savvycityfarmer said...

that's so old!


hope your weekend is just plain cozy, jam and all

Farming On Faith said...

It looks wonderful~ I will have to file it away!
Happy February ~

Dog Trot Farm said...

Yummy!!! I am going to give this recipe a try. Thank you! Greetings from Maine, Julie.

Vickie said...

Cindy, that marmalade looks amazing! I may have to try that. Wow!

KathyB. said...

I love this. When I read the title the first thing that came to mind was the knock-knock joke. Even my granddaughters know that joke.Now I can tell them ( and maybe help them make ) about orange marmalade.And then I'll ask them , "orange you glad" ?

Jayme, The Coop Keeper said...

My mouth is watering! I made some orange marmalade for Christmas gifts and saved myself a jar back. It's delicious - but I've nothing to spread it on since I gave up gluten! ha!

Camille said...

YUMMY!!! Oooh...isn't homemade marmelade just the best?? I remember that knock-knock joke...thanks for the chuckle.


Linda Stubbs said... was so nice to see you over at my blog......I wish I had more time to go blog hopping. By the time I get home after making 30 it is bed time. Your orange marmalade is beautiful!!!!

You are a nut.......but we love you that way! Loved the joke reminder!
Hugs, me

katiez said...

Love a great, usable find like that. As to the grapefruit and ginger - great additions!

Donna said...

What a rotten joke, but you make up for it with the delicious recipe! I adore Ina Garten's recipes. Thanks for sharing!

cestMoi Sandy said...

That looks superb!


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Susan said...

yum........I'm with you on the big chunks....I like smaller pieces....this looks so good!
Have a very Blessed week!

Cooking Up Faith said...

Oh, this looks delicious!! My husband bought a lot of oranges over the weekend, but we dipped ours in chocolate. :)

I love the idea to add grapefruit - it looks wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely fab... not only did you make the jam, but homemade english muffins too... I'm your newest follower and rss subscriber... I'm going to check out your other blog too...

Homemaker Ang said...

yeah, I liked your fb post about it so much I made it and then we ate 5 pints in a weekend over homemade english muffins, homemade bread and more! AND I GAINED 5 LBS IN A WEEKEND!!! back to the gym I go, it went all to my waist! but I enjoyed EVERY minute of it!!! xo delicious!!

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