Monday, July 4, 2011


Benjy and I have been making marmalade, not the Seville, bitter kind but a mandarin and lemon, this is mild and fruity. Benjy is so useful when I need a bit of shredding done. I was doing the peeling, cutting and getting rid of the pith.

Working together like this is one of my favourite times with my son. I am luck to have children that share some of my simple, frugal ideas. 

Bubbling away on the hob but would the darn stuff reach setting point. This saucepan is one of my favourite, bought for me for mothers' day many years ago. I can still see those little faces as they watched me open the parcel that was so well wrapped. 

Well! it did set and made four jars. I do hope it tasted as good as it looked.


Maa said...

Hello again, Good to see you're back. The marmalade looks like it's going to be a favourite. I prefer the not so 'tart' ones. What a wonderful way to grab some time with your family, immersing yourselves in a project together. Maa

Rose said...

It's good to see you back on the blog Pippa! That jam looks lovely, did you use equal quantities of mandarin and lemon?

Lisa said...

Hi Pippa, lovely to see you blogging again. My goodness that jam looks delish!

angela said...

Looks wonderful, and the colour is so bright. Toast anyone.

Simpleton said...

Oh, that is so beautiful, and so is it to have such a wonderful son. Blessing everywhere, yes?