This weekend could not be more perfect for marmalade making. Its blowing a hooley outside, or hoolie if you prefer, and I am in need of bright colours. In a big way!
We love marmalade. January is the time, in our house, to make our homemade version (recipe here). I smile every time I open my recipe book. The first time I used this recipe, I was shocked by the amount of sugar it uses. Written beside the recipe, I have added “This recipe uses A LOT of sugar”.
It does. Surprises me each time. Although if I divided the resulting marmalade by the number of pieces of toast it will be spread on, maybe it’s not so bad. Compared to other sweet treats. Please don’t tell me different.
The children will help. Sadly it will not provide them with the vitamin C dose that suits a bear, but they still love it. We’ll make it a Paddington Bear Marmalade weekend. We’ll read a Paddington Bear book, make marmalade and watch the film on DVD.
Of course, I’ll have to find the book first. I know I saw it in one the children’s bookcases. And I’ll do some knitting like Aunt Lucy. Not sure what she knits, but I’ll be making socks.
Here’s wishing you all a wonderful and colourful weekend.
(photo from previous year’s production)