a jar of marmalade

In the Frazer household, marmalade is a favourite topping on bread and toast alike.  It also makes an ideal gift in many cases.  So, when the citrus fruits go on special in January, we start making marmalade.  This year we made four types of marmalade: our normal 3-fruit marmalade (orange, lemon, and grapefruit), lemon marmalade, lime marmalade, and orange marmalade. 

Evelyn cutting the fruit

(Notice the jars in the foreground.)

3-fruit lime

3-fruit and limes, all sliced.  We leave all the peel on the fruits for a better taste and texture.

adding the sugar boiling

A lot of sugar goes into marmalade!  It has to boil for hours.

3 jars of 3-fruit marmalade

Ah! all done.  Marmalade is supposed to set for a month before serving, but there is always a jar or two that doesn’t seal first time, so we get to eat that marmalade sooner.

more marmalade

The varied translucency of marmalade makes it a lot of fun to photograph!

70 jars

We made a total of 70 jars of marmalade this year.

 “Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: … Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; … For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.” – Psalm 103.2,5,11

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