Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Mission Marmalade Accomplished!

I made Limequat/Jalapeno marmalade for Mothers Day. I have to find something to do with the limequats. I consider myself a pretty good cook, but I have an aversion to baking or anything that might require an exact measurement. My nemesis is that gang of spoons with numbers on them. They lay in wait year after year in my drawer, taunting me with their perfect math and righteousness. I punish them by leaving them in the dark and winging my recipes. We will soon find out if my spite prevails. This batch of marmalade required me to try several things I have never attempted before. Using stuff called pectin and canning. I recall my mother canning ions ago and our neighbors in Alaska used to can salmon all summer long. I should have paid more attention in both cases. If this modified recipe works out I will post it. The directions on the pectin say that I should wait 2 weeks for it to set up properly. We will be in Mexico then, so I am taking 1 jar with us.


  1. Where are you going to visit in This Great Land of -- Some of Ours?

  2. Hi Steve,
    We will be in Guayabitos. Our friends built a home there 2 years ago, so we get down there a few times a year. We will probably end up living somewhere between San Blas and La Manzanilla.