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sean
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 14 12:37 pm    Post subject: Seville Oranges are back  Reply with quote    

Noticed them in the greengrocer yesterday. 1.60/kilo at the moment. They looked pretty good I thought. Cheaper than this time last year.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 14 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Marlymade
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Jamanda
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 14 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

recypee

I do 1/2 seville and 1/2 normal (naval?) oranges.

Rob R



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 14 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I noticed them on Thursday - do I get a prize?

sean
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 14 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

And again. 1.40-1.80/kg

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 14 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

thank you, good to know - we've got through the 2012 supply!

wellington womble



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 15 1:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Not in waitrose. I have been keeping a look out. I missed them last year, so I'm really looking forward to this years marmalade.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 15 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The farm shop we use has them, but I didn't notice the price as I don't make marmalade. I like it, but use it so infrequently that it always goes mouldy, so just don't bother.

wellington womble



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 15 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Waitrose comes up trumps. 2.49 a kilo, though. I got carried away and bought 4. A lake of marmalade coming up.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 15 12:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

wellington womble wrote:
Waitrose comes up trumps. 2.49 a kilo, though. I got carried away and bought 4. A lake of marmalade coming up.


Jeez, I bought a kilo of seville oranges, 3 navel oranges two lemons and a jar of black bean sauce for 3!

65p a kilo I think the oranges were

eta - apparently it was 65p a pound - still a sight cheaper than 2.49 a kilo!

kGarden



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 15 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The Inlaws are in charge of making Marmalade, but I am thinking time is nigh to move that down a generation!

We use very little Marmalade, so I would appreciate advice as to what weight of oranges to buy - both to make a relatively small batch, whilst being a large enough batch to make it worth doing. We do have a large cauldron jam pot for the stove, and it will take many litres to create some depth in it.

kGarden



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 15 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Google bought me back to home

"Marmalade And Other Things To Make With Citrus Fruit"
http://www.downsizer.net/Articles/Cooking,_preserving_and_home_brewing/Marmalade_And_Other_Things_To_Make_With_Citrus_Fruits/

Edit:

2lb / 1kg Seville oranges
4lb / 2kg white granulated sugar
2 - 4pts / 1.5 - 2 litres water
juice of 1 large or 2 small lemons

makes 6 x one-pound jars + 1 x12oz jar, or 9 x 12oz jars

That would be enough jars for me, but 2L of water sounds awfully little for my big Jam pan ... do I just use a regular sized pan?

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 15 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I use a kilo of oranges in 2 litres of water. You can always use a smaller pan, I just use an ordinary stock pot. I usually make biggish batches of most preserves, but I don't make them all every year. It's much easier to make one or two big batches that last a few years than a smaller batch of everything each year. Jams keep for ages before you open them. Even my low sugar versions.

kGarden



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 15 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

wellington womble wrote:
I usually make biggish batches of most preserves, but I don't make them all every year. It's much easier to make one or two big batches that last a few years than a smaller batch of everything each year. Jams keep for ages before you open them.


Hadn't considered that, thanks. I was mentally tooling up for doing a batch annually, by calendar clockwork, but I will now consider a different type each year and making/keeping more jars / longer.

kGarden



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 15 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

P.S. We have a Panasonic breadmaker, must be well over 10 years old and will fail at some point. The new ones have a Jam making program, which does small quantities, I wonder if that works well? I quite fancy the idea of being able to convert just a handful of excess Raspberries / Strawberries into something other than Yet More Compost Heap!

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