Friday, March 6

Friday Food Files with Molly Watson: Lemon Marmalade.

Last Tuesday night I drove over the Bay Bridge to help a friend. She had a problem that was unique to folks in California, I suppose: she was over-run with lemons. The lemon tree in her backyard was full, the branches drooping from all the orange-tinged and sweetly scented Meyer lemons hanging in its leaves. The idea of all that fruit going to waste broke her heart.

So she decided to follow my fine example (ha!) and make lemon marmalade. Since I got her into the project it seemed only right to help her out. So I crossed the bridge and started juicing and slicing lemons. I was amply rewarded a few days later when she drove West and delivered several pints of thick, creamy, whole fruit lemon marmalade perfect for plopping on toast, topping an English muffin, decorating a scone, or serving with cake.


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8 comments:

K said...

How funny I just did this the other day as I thought the tree was going to fall over from all the fruit.... mmm meyer lemon marmalade

the purcells said...

perfect timing - i was just going to make orange marmalade today!

laura said...

that happens in florida too! we had yummy homemade lemonade from our meyer lemons!

Oscurotrophic said...

This is making me salivate! I would love this for spring and summertime.

Two Tall Girls said...

Marmalade is my new big thing! I made orange marmalade for the first time to use as Christmas gifts and it was so tasty I have to make more for myself. Lemon would be delightful. Thanks for the suggestion.

*SNYdesign said...

Yum!!!

Lynne said...

Have you ever had lemon curd? Now that is delicious and very easy to make(although it doesn't last long.) Here's a good recipe:

http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/lemon-curd,1443,RC.html

Shannon Fricke said...

Now that looks like fun...
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