remember that brady bunch episode where jan was going through middle sister angst?
“all i ever hear is… marsha, marsha, marsha!”
i wonder what jam might be going though this month…
“all i ever hear is marmalade, marmalade, marmalade!”
…as she goes rolling to the back of the larder and throws herself on the shelf, glass first.
yes we did a lotta marmalades this month. it was so great to see so many versions and techniques …and citrus!
and pretty incredible to read all of your posts, so much enthusiasm, so much creativity, …so many citrus!
my friends, we are off to one hell of a jam! just look at what we did!:
photo rufus & clementine
blood orange marmalade – rufus & clementine
tenacity? i’ll say; at first she didn’t like the set, so she popped the tops, added the juice and bam! -perfection!
blood orange marmalade – post-industrial eating
a lotta learnings; 1)using a mandoline 2)patience, & 3) small batching. nice!
blood orange marmalade – sticks rocks and dirt
sara says she has a problem: now everytime she goes to the store she wants to buy more citrus to can. problem? what problem?
blood orange and meyer lemon marmalade – the kitchenette
here’s to getting your lids popped…no more canning virgin. congrats! it does look lovely. (be careful about the headspace though, i see a bit too much in that back jar)
blood orange port marmalade – leena eats this blog
blood & port – very medieval my dear. i like it!
blood orange port ginger marmalade – the 3 canners
i particularly like the last ingredient – but don’t you think you should add a 4th? (for moi!)
citrus marmalade – family & food
oranges, grapefruits, kumquats, and (wow! carumba!) carambola too!
citrus marmalade with dried apricots – better gardens than home
mmm…we like a turkish twist – (no that’s not a dance, it’s dried apricots, sillies!)
chili orange marmalade – for better or worsted
not spicy enough? maybe try some little thai babies next, or some haba-haba-habs! yowch!
clementine marmalade – simply loving home
oh my darlin’ oh my darlin’ oh my darlin clementine…melanie’s not sure, but her dad sure will be!
easy microwave meyer lemon marmalade – put up or shut up!
forget the complicated kumquats! you should know nina – less is more. thanks for the easy breezy marm!
grapefruit marmalade – toronto tasting notes
tips on citrus slicing from sarah’s pro-chef sweetie. can we see the video – pretty please?
grapefruit marmalade??? – fotos by meg
a marmalade newbie, she tried but maybe didn’t conquer…that’s ok cause feb’s around the corner!
honey clementine marmalade – outpost 505
be careful with the headspace – it looks as if it’s coming up short. unpreserved preserves aren’t fun. (but otherwise it looks lovely)
photo laundry, etc
lemon fig and lavender marmalade – laundry, etc.
lemon marmalade – notes from a country girl living in the city
woops, too bitter for angela’s taste. she’s pickin’ herself up by her screw caps though, and giving it another go!
lemon and blood orange marmalade – living home grown fresh
yay! 2 thumbs up…and i like the ‘secret ingredient’ in salad dressing tip. sorry, not so secret anymore – but thanks.
lemon-vanilla marmalade – sugarcrafter
see how easy canning can be? tracy did, i think she likes it!
limalade - sticks spoons spokes
i like the name, i like the fruit. who says lazy canners can’t make marmalade?
lime marmalade – bread making with the bread experience
good tip: soaking the limes overnight helps to remove bitterness. one question: cathy do you like it?
lime marmalade – bigger than a breadbox
her cooktop a little worse for wear, but mimi’s sure not. she’s ready for the next one! (i think!)
lime ginger marmalade – the local cook
YES! (and i don’t do that lightly) you got it! – the challenge is about learning. (but i’m still happy you find the bitterness fascinating)
lime lemon marmalade – food and books and stuff. fun.
jennie couldn’t keep the bloody oranges around, or the tangelos: kids, or citrus hoovers?
lime on lime shred marmalade – tigress in a jam (and a pickle)
works for me! i can’t stop eating it, the lime that is, the jury is still out .
meyer lemon marmalade – married with dinner
this recipe is all about the meyers. makes me want to tryers!
meyer lemon marmalade with ginger & rosemary – prospect: the pantry
lemon from a known tree, what a luxury! lucky you. and the rosemary?…good choice IMO!
meyer lemon-cara cara orange marmalade – bklyn forager
kristen…you need to taste it! …inquiring minds wanna know!
meyer lemon & vanilla been marmalade – runaway october
vanilla & meyers: divine! …but the upside-down jars in the top recipe?
orange marmalade - all types of cooking, and a whole lot of canning here!
lemonchello? now that’s a twisty twist.
photo diggin food
orange marmalade – naturally frugal
chloe’s love of the great marm goes waaay back! it’s in her blood – er, cara cara that is.
orange-grapefruit marmalade – green anthropology
this peel-less version (although you’ll have to peel more) takes the bitter out of bittersweet.
orange lime marmalade – thinking out loud
tenacity…if at first you don’t succeed, open them up and try again. dd’s industrious too! (candied citrus peels – she said!)
roasted lemon marmalade – kitchen jam
roasted fruit – i like it! here’s the question: is it about the texture, or is it more lemony too?
ruby red grapefruit marmalade with vanilla – grow and resist
boiled fruit? immersion blender? …this girl’s got time-a-savin’ on her mind, and in her kitchen.
saffron spiced marmalade – put a lid on it
…and cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, cloves, anise, coriander & ginger! elle’s nose knows.
smooth marmalade – around the homestead
another girl who ain’t got time to spare…a food processor is a canjammers friend. orange-y, she said!
strawberry lemon marmalade – doris and jilly cook
a must-read expose on sugar-in-jams, and a recipe ready to fight the good fight with my army of chilly little strawberries in the freezer.
tea infused hibiscus flower & blood orange marmalade – intellectual relish
big, bold & meaty, with notes of hibiscus flower… sounds like a fine wine, or marmalade!
texas ruby red grapefruit marmalade – the cosmic cowgirl
ok, those jams sound like fun! and so do these: one with local honey & the other with vanilla bean. …oh, and love those labels!
three citrus marmalade – three clever sisters
at first she wasn’t sure whether marmalade was her thing, but sarah ‘acquired’ the taste quite quickly it seems. (!)
three years and a day marmalade – hip girl’s guide to homemaking
jam-bitching and a sticky-less kitchen – this girl’s on to something. and happy anniversary kate!
tricalore spiced citrus marmalade - sustainable pantry
fennel, ginger & citrus, what a wonderful combo..don’t fret over the too-loose set. when things go awry, a sauce is infinitely better than a paste.
triple citrus & star anise marmalade – small measure
oh my ashley, you used anise, you made a tart, you made a trifle, you linked to mark bittman. you put me to shame, but i love ya, and your can jam recipe!
vanilla grapefruit marmalade – stetted
ahem, maybe i should interject here…marmalade is supposed to be bitter!
photo local kitchen
lemon curd – mock paper scissors
4 cans: 2 went directly in the fridge ’cause they sprung leaks, and 2 were perfect. what’s that equal: 50% success!
lemon curd – oh yes i can
bottled lemon juice? like a good canner should, denise consults the experts when it comes to questions on canning safety.
orange curd – kim’s quilting adventure
looks delicious but i say this: curds are tricky for the hot water bath process. because of the eggs & butter, a fruit with enough acid must be used to ensure safety. consult with the usda on orange curd.
photo robbing peter
jams & jellies
blood orange jelly - dawnabelles
tastes like marmalade, feels like jelly – look ma! no peels!
citrus jelly with ginger and honey - putting by
steady stream of citrus? very nice in-laws! verdict: good stuff, but maybe heavier on the ginger next time.
cold-soother jelly – seasonal menus
ginger, lemon & honey… riccola in a jar? sounds like the perfect thing for a cold, or cold weather.
honey lemon jelly – diggin food
…or honey lemon goodness, or my personal favorite: damn! i made some good jelly!
key lime pie martini jam – le jardin de ma vie
…it’s all in the way you slice the limes. cheers to that!
lemon jelly – sweet and sour preserve company
sweet, sour, intense lemony flavor..uh, did i ever tell you how much i like you?
lemon jelly – the ongoing debacle
jelly, concentrate, whateva…the point is: you did it! …and, february’s a new day!
orange & pinot jelly – showfood chef
june taylor workshop? – i’m jealous! so west coast. so wine-y…looks, uh, amazing!
orange thyme coriander jelly – robbing peter
thyme and coriander – i’m intrigued. but what pray tell is barbara doing with those meyers – mangled in the fridge?
tangelo lemongrass jelly – what julia ate
lemongrass?! …excuse me while i run to my kitchen and make this right now. hey wait! – you don’t live that far from me, do you?
tangerine jam two ways
jalapeno, and boozy. and they seem like doozys. improvising is ok in citrus jams & marms, but not safe when dealing with lower acid food stuffs.
tangerine lemon jelly – plot 22
i like the rating: beginner. and i like the go-with suggestion: buttery biscuits. my fave!
photo food in jars
misc citrus preserves
citrus sauce – dust bath
catalina gets saucey with minneolas & ginger beer…watch out!
crimson honey grapefruit – mother’s kitchen
mk got down with the grapefruit and honey, and cranberry juice. damn, it’s pretty!
lemon prune honey butter - stephen’s recipes
buttery, citrusy prunes…sounds like a match made in heaven. newbie or no – good choice.
lemon squash – well preserved
love the name, love the creativity, love the flavors! …and who doesn’t love lemonade?
light citrus strawberry spread – big black dog
tart, buttery and low sugar and it’s definitely pretty in pink!
orange marinade – cooking is like science
cooking is like science…and so is canning. …now about that ph meter. very handy!
oranges cointreau – orangebloss
all in an hour you say? see, that’s what i’ve been tryin’ to tell ya’ll! cannin’ isn’t what it used to be.
preserved clementines and meyer lemons – market life sf
the right recipe but the wrong jar, oh no!…play it safe & put it in the fridge. did you just say; on top of pound cake? hello!
preserved lemons – inn brooklyn
i admire talia’s perserverance – when i said if they’re not ‘canned’ they can’t be in the canjam – she dropped ‘em in the pot and will report back.
spiced citrus sauce – knit and knosh
how could i forget these little rays of sunshine? looks delicious!
spiced lemon pickles – backyard farms
madame benoit, …lemons in traditional pickling spices…pass the cheddar cheese please!
pickled oranges – cafe libby
libby switched fennel for the clove & cinnamon, an even trade IMO… and that orange cake – wow!
vanilla scented grapefruits & anise kumquats – planet eve
what, wait. anise & kumquats? ..and fennel. what’s going on here? …my skool if ever there was one.
…whew, that was a jarfull!
if you are a participant and don’t see your link up there then one of three things happened:
1) you posted a recipe entry but not within the designated time-frame.
2) your recipe did not include water-bath canning.
3) you didn’t post nada. (by the time of this round-up)
for 1 & 2, i say don’t sweat it. you tried your best and now you know, and ya got 11 months to go!
for 3, for sure you are most welcome to follow along and tell us how goes it. because hey, you’re always welcome to the party here. but if you can’t commit to posting each month, than i can’t commit to rounding you up if & when there’s random months you decide to post.
the next food in focus can be found at doris and jilly cook. these lovely goats have until midnight this friday the 29th before which they must end the suspense!
february’s recipe posts must be posted between sunday february 14th to friday february 19th with midnight on friday being the cut-off time. please note: can jam recipes posted before feb 14th and after midnight on the 19th will not be included in the round-up post.
i have a couple of other things up my sleeve – hint:
photo cosmic cowgirl
i’ll talk more about these later, ’cause my throat hurts!
(i don’t want to blow my cover or nuttin, but there’s a give-away happening right under your noses for all the canjammers listed above, and non-blogging participants – you have till friday at midnight to tell us about your adventures this month to be included in the drawing – i’ve got my list, i’ll be checkin’ it twice!)
please, let’s get some lively chatting going on up in here, … about marmalade, citrus, hot-water baths, sugar, jelling, all of it!