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cab



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 09 2:10 pm    Post subject: Seville Oranges  Reply with quote    

Available on Cambridge Market today, 60p/lb.

sean
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 09 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

There were some in the greengrocer's this morning. Didn't notice the price. I don't like marmalade.

earthyvirgo



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 09 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I make marmalade from pretty much any kind of citrus fruit - it doesn't have to be Sevilles does it - is there something special about them?

Made my Dad some for Christmas (he a big Marmalade fan) from 5 average but fairly juicy jaffa's and a lemon, he said it was top notch ... but then I suppose he would wouldn't he?

Somehow, I got 4 good sized jars out of a small quantity of fruit.

EV

judith



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 09 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

earthyvirgo wrote:
it doesn't have to be Sevilles does it - is there something special about them?


Oooh yes it does have to be Sevilles. That unique bitterness is essential. Anything else is just a sweet citrus-based confiture.

cab



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 09 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Oh, I think you can make marmalade out of pretty nearly any citrus fruit, its just so very good with Sevilles, and of course its an excellent use for what is such a bitter fruit.

bernie-woman



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 09 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sean wrote:
I don't like marmalade.


Nor me

gil
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 09 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Apart from Sevilles [yeh, I think they're best for making orange marmalade too], the other staple marmalade I grew up on was Grapefruit. Very nice.

Bebo



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 09 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

bernie-woman wrote:
sean wrote:
I don't like marmalade.


Nor me


Me neither, although I make it every year so there is a supply to go into marmalade cakes (which are OK)

wellington womble



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 09 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I love it, but you can't buy the stuff - it's far too sweet. I shall be on the lookout for the Sevilles - surely they can't be earlier in Cambridge?

Chez



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 09 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

judith wrote:
Oooh yes it does have to be Sevilles. That unique bitterness is essential. Anything else is just a sweet citrus-based confiture.


I'll take that Christmas present back, then ...

judith



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 09 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    


I didn't say that I don't eat sweet citrus-based confiture, now did I?

Chez



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 09 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Okay, I'll let you off ...

judith



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 09 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Phew!

Green Rosie



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 09 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I hate the stuff - even in cake but I make it for OH, one small boy who likes it and presents. I'm planning to try and sell some this year so will be off to the market on Friday to hopefully get the Sevilles.

Just need to track down a French supplier of jars now....

vegplot



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 09 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

judith wrote:
earthyvirgo wrote:
it doesn't have to be Sevilles does it - is there something special about them?


Oooh yes it does have to be Sevilles. That unique bitterness is essential. Anything else is just a sweet citrus-based confiture.


Not the way Ev makes it

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