Because of their great generosity we scored three shopping bags of homegrown oranges and I did not want to waste a single drop of them so I decided to make Marmalade with them.
I have never really been around marmalade eaters in my life and so I didn't really know what to expect. I do know some people love it and some people hate it. I had never eaten homemade marmalade before, but I suspected it would be worlds better than the store bought stuff.
I looked around on the internets* and settled on Ina Garten's recipe.
So I commenced to slice and dice a triple batch of Marm without ever having tasted it. Pretty brave, huh?
The recipe also called for a couple lemons and it just so happened there were some lemons in the bags too.
The final word for me is not that I love Marmalade on my toast. Instead I have discovered that if you make a cinnamon roll dough (just a yeasted sweet roll dough), spread Marmalade in place of the sugar/cinnamon and then top the resulting orange rolls with a vanilla cream cheese frosting...
This is the last one and I barely got a photo of it before it was ravenously consumed (by me).
*we like talking wrong for entertainment around here.