Tuesday, March 2, 2010
I've been making marmalade. I love marmalade. My Gramma loves it. My Dad loves it. And my mom hates the High Fructose Corn Syrup in the stuff you buy in stores. So do I! So I make several batches at once. With pure cane sugar.
I love marmalade; like I love other citrus things: Key lime pie; Lemon meringue pie; Mom's Orange walnut date bars; my lemon cupcakes with coconut cream frosting; citrus shortbread cookies; lemon bars; those kinds of things.
Maybe I got it from my mom, who grew up surfing off the shores of Cocoa Beach, Florida, and lived for a time in Aunt Jeanette's and Uncle Pat's citrus grove on the Indian River (Intercostal Waterway) in Florida. I certainly loved visiting the grove and seeing the fruit on the heavily laden trees. I remember my Gramma making fresh squeezed juice from those oranges when we still lived in Florida. *sigh* Anyhoo -
So for my wedding I made little half pint jars of marmalade as favors. See the tag on them? This is where I got the name for this blog. The tags on the favors read "And they lived Happily Ever After." Awwwwww....... so true; so true.
For more, and the recipe, click over to my Vintage Kitchen blog. Enjoy!