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Vic

Seville Oranges...

... are in the shops already!

Had the slightly bizarre experience of making the first batch of marmalade with the Christmas decorations still up. 1.50 a kilo round here.
Nick

So are Easter eggs.
cab

Excellent news, we're down to our last jar of marmalade Smile
Sarah D

That's early - which shop, Vic?
Vic

Stokes in Sherborne. In good condition too...
Penny Outskirts

You can't seem to buy Seville Oranges in Spain - they export them all Sad
Sarah D

Thought it might be Stokes - might be in town on Friday. Thanks.
mochyn

Buy them quickly: they're in short supply and expensive this year.
LynneA

I'll be on the lookout round here then.

Howard's a bit down about being back in work and the prospect of marmalade making will cheer him up.

(He saw an article on the marmalade festival in Cumbria, so we might be heading to the Lakes in February rather than the Midlands for Potato Day and Ashwoods' Helebores as I'd had planned) Rolling Eyes
mochyn

Oh Lynne, don't miss the hellebore day: it's wonderful! If I remember though, it's held over a weekend so you could, perhaps, go on the way to or from the lakes? It's not just hellebores: allsorts of lovely winter flowering stuff.
LynneA

I know - went there two years ago. I want to get another primrose yellow hellebore, so if the middle class grannies at the London RHS Show (literally)beat me to my plant of choice, I can choose one at the nursery.

Ashwoods have a great cafe as well.
cab

1.10 per kilo on Cambridge market.
mochyn

Shocked Wow: really cheap, Cab! They were 1:00 per k here 2 years ago. Now 1:50
cab

mochyn wrote:
Shocked Wow: really cheap, Cab! They were 1:00 per k here 2 years ago. Now 1:50


Usually I'd have thought that was 'cos there are several stalls all selling the same thing on the market, its only one stall has 'em today though, so its an exceptionally good price.
Barefoot Andrew

OK, I confess: I bought some hot cross buns yesterday Laughing Embarassed
A.
Vic

I had half a hot cross bun for breakfast on Christmas Day Embarassed
sean

1.25/kilo here. Seville oranges, not hot cross buns.
thos

Penny wrote:
You can't seem to buy Seville Oranges in Spain - they export them all Sad

https://www.naranjasencasa.com/en/producto.aspx?_pCat=7@1&_gIdContexto=1&_gIdProducto=30&idioma=EN
welsh lamb

Had some in Waitrose today - sorry did not look at price as I do not like marmalade Wink
dougal

Waitrose Organic Sevilles - 1.79/kg.
On a special display with Jam Sugar. Nice idea, I thought.
gil

dougal wrote:
Waitrose Organic Sevilles - 1.79/kg.
On a special display with Jam Sugar. Nice idea, I thought.


Does make you wonder how far the supermarkets still cater (seasonally) for people who make their own foods.

I had to ask the local Somerfield last year for Sevilles, and remind them that now was the time for making marmalade, this being a rural area where a lot of people still do.

I had a similar thing with them about whether they were continuing to stock a) large tins of Golden Syrup and b) any tins of Black Treacle, on the grounds that during the summer, every agri show has a Gingerbread category.
Vic

Showing as 1.74 a kilo this morning in the same place where I bought them for 1.50 a couple of weeks ago...

On the subject of supermarkets, last year my local Somerfields had them - I didn't check when I was in at the weekend, but I did see that all the 2 kilo bags of sugar had sold out, which I'd think might be related?
Penny Outskirts

thos wrote:
Penny wrote:
You can't seem to buy Seville Oranges in Spain - they export them all Sad

https://www.naranjasencasa.com/en/producto.aspx?_pCat=7@1&_gIdContexto=1&_gIdProducto=30&idioma=EN


Thanks for that my dear, but I don't live in Spain (sadly), I happened to be there for Christmas with my sister Very Happy She was upset that less than 100 miles from Seville, she couldn't buy seville oranges in any of the local shops/supermarkets. They all get exported.
dougal

dougal wrote:
Waitrose Organic Sevilles - 1.79/kg.


Now 1.89/kg
/ or what???
dougal

Penny wrote:
... I happened to be there for Christmas with my sister Very Happy She was upset that less than 100 miles from Seville, she couldn't buy seville oranges in any of the local shops/supermarkets. They all get exported.


Should have gone for a pick-your-own !!! Very Happy
http://forum.downsizer.net/viewtopic.php?p=482043#482043
Vic

dougal wrote:
dougal wrote:
Waitrose Organic Sevilles - 1.79/kg.


Now 1.89/kg
/ or what???


Oh sod it, that's what it is... I saw on the news the other night that siz weeks ago it was 1 = 1.7 Euro and now it is 1 = 1.3 Euro which of course makes a huge difference. There goes any thought of a nice cheap trip to France in the next few months... Sad
alisjs

d'you reckon they wax the non-organic sevilles?
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