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Sunday, May 6, 2012

Making Marmalade


Margaret Fulton is a cooking icon here in Australia.
For over 50 yrs she has been cooking in every Australian home.
I learned to cook from a Margaret Fulton book given to me by my MIL  not long after I got married
This week, I am using her little preserve book to make lemon and lime marmalade.

I am away on holidays for 2 weeks at the moment but had a very busy week before I came away,
because I didn't want to waste this gorgeous fruit.



I love the yellow of the lemons and the green of the limes together.


It's nice when the peel is shredded quite fine, rather than thick


Part of the joy of making jams, is the colours, textures and shapes.
Aren't those little round balls just so sweet.  I wish I could put them in a bowl for decoration.


They look just as nice chopped up.


All potted up,with pretty covers I made from scraps of fabric and lace.
I use these over and over,(that is if I don't give them away,which I sometimes do.)

A productive day and time for a welcome cup of tea.


These lemons and limes were only picked from my friends tree the day before.
Now that's what you call fresh




I hope you have a productive week too.  I had lots planned for the week
to stock the larder before I came away.

What have you got planned for your week?

xx jeanetteann

I will be joining the parties that are listed on my sidebar. See you there

22 comments:

The Porcelain Rose said...

Jeanetteann,
Wow! you are a busy gal!
I love the gingham jar covers. They are so cute. When my mother "cans" she always makes little jar covers. I have "canned" many times with my mom but never by myself.
I love your header! All the pretty photos!
Thanks for visiting me for Pink Saturday. If you really do make a keepsake box... I would LOVE to see it. You are so talented with the needle.
Will visit again soon!
Luv, Luv,
Elizabeth

Shelia said...

Hi Jeanetteann! You are the smartest one! Your marmalade looks so pretty and love your sweet little cotton jar lid covers!
Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
shelia :)

SavannahGranny said...

Jeanetteann, Those look so wonderful. I just love orange marmalade but I have never tasted Lemon/Lime. It must be heavenly. I bet it smell so good cooking. I do believe you need a vacation now. REST!
xo Ginger

Karen said...

The marmalade looks great. Lemon and Lime do look good together but I'm not a fan of marmalade but would love to jam one day. I made Choko Pickles the other week for the first time, turned out good.

Jann Olson said...

This sounds delicious Jeanetteann. I have never heard of it before. Love how you dressed them up. I have been gone on a 3 day quilt retreat. I've got big plants of trying to plant pots and annuals this week. Watching the weather to make sure it safe.
Hugs,
Jann

Gina said...

Your marmalade looks delicious! I've never had lemon/lime marmalade before. The covers for the jars are so cute!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

That would be such a feeling of accomplishment to get that done..and also it looks so cute! I think the packaging is half the fun. I hope you are having some nice relaxing times right now. Have a great week!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I love all the color in your images. My husband loves marmalade.

Nancy said...

What a yummy post, Jeanetteann. I love orange marmalade on english muffins and yours looks delicious. Love the little jars with the pretty fabric covers. Very sweet.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow your marmalade looks delicious. What a wonderfully productive day.

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Jeanetteann,
You were as industrious as a BEE! We do the very same. You know, whatever comes our way it always comes at a moment you have the least time. The weather often also inter fears but I guess that's how we get most done. We're having a wedding this week and for the rest we're very busy. Cleaning, the garden, laundry and more laundry...
Love to you,

Mariette

EllenaElizabeth said...

I bet that marmalade is delicious! I buy some homemade from a man who cooks etc and also am given some by a neighbour who is also a man. We are hardly ever short of it and love it on toast. I have occassionally made it myself as well. I love marmalade.

Donna Heber said...

Hi Jeanetteann,

Your lemon and lime marmalade looks scrumptious! I have never tried to make it. Enjoy your vacation and thank you for visiting me.

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

What a beautiful post, gorgeous lemons & limes. Just the thought of your jam is making my mouth water! Visiting from Kathe with an E's party, already a follower for a while. Pam

Candy said...

I can't imagine having fresh lemons and limes...from the tree!!! Wow. But, then, here in Tennessee we have fresh strawberries right now.

Im loving your blog. Your header alone caught my eye...so many pretty things.

Sooo, Im now following you. Please come visit me and maybe you'll follow back. PICKINandPAINTIN.blogspot.com

chateau chic said...

Looks deeelicious!!
Mary Alice

Wanda Lee said...

Dear Jeanette Anne,

Wow! What glorious citrus-y, jewel tones of sweetness you've created.., I adore marmalade, yet I've never made it. you've inspired me dear lady.

What a tantalizing aroma must have been in your kitchen!..,They look so pretty in their jars.

Thanks for sharing. I think I'll go and enjoy some marmalade with my tea and toast. You've made me hungry!

Hugs, WL

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Jeanetteann - this looks too pretty to eat! But, I'd be delighted to try! Love the color combination and how wonderful to get so many beautiful lemons from your friend's garden! I am truly inspired! I appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
Kathy

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Jeanetteann,
What a wonderful post about fresh fruit transformed into jam! I love the scent from those cirus fruits! They do look pretty all together like that. I bet the marmalade is glorious too. Thanks for sharing and joining me for tea. Thank you too for your lovely comment. Enjoy your vacation.

Blessings,
Sandi

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

This reminds me of my grandmother, who did a lot of canning. Cute jars.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Good to see your beautiful work! I haven't done this in a very long time! Hope you're off having a good time!

Ana said...

Hi Jeanetteann,
You've been one busy bee...I've never had lemon/line mermalade... sounds yummy :-)

Hugs and Kisses,
♥Ana