Monday, April 20, 2009

Marmalade...

I have previously posted about my dwarf calamondins here and here and here. Well, spring is citrus season here on the Gulf Coast and they were ready to be picked. I am not particularly fond of marmalade myself, but Mike likes it and I really wanted to do something with the fruit besides feed it to the squirrels, so I decided give it a try. I used this recipe. I had to laugh at the statement "Apparently, the tree was not widely distributed, because I have never met another soul who knows what a calamondin is," because I have found the same to be true. Mike bought the tree for me a few years ago at Christmas and I think he picked it out because it was full of fruit. Here is this year's harvest.

Seeded and sliced...

Boiling with water...


The "stock" ready to sit overnight...


Boiling with the sugar...

Poured into the jars (both of them)...

And out of the hot water bath. The one with the canning lid "pinged" and drew a vacuum like it was supposed to. The other jar is in the fridge for Mike to enjoy. He said it is quite tasty. Like I said, I'm not a fan, but it is pretty, and I was happy to have made something from my garden.

2 comments:

BitsAndPieces said...

I am impressed, Pam. I am not familiar with that fruit, but the contents of the jars sure look good.

Sandy

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

That is a process. But worth it.