Thursday, August 22, 2013

Marmalade &....renovations!!


Imagine this....a thick slice of homemade bread toasted, buttered and spread generously with a tangy just cooled orange/lemon marmalade fresh off the hob! Add a café au lait and this could possibly be the perfect breakfast oui! I watched my brother in law bottle and cap this latest batch yesterday, made with lemons from the garden. I have made strawberry jam before..it was delicious, how about you, are you into homemade pickles & jam? I have something mega exciting happening in my kitchen over the next week, renovations..walls coming down etc. it's going to be an almighty MESS!! So I may not be around for a few days..gotta keep my eye on those builders yeh :)) I hope you have a fab weekend, if I get a chance I'll 'peep' in on you, take care and stay safe.....

39 comments:

  1. Ahhhhh delicious indeed! I'd love to have some to go on my croissant right now!!! Know you'll enjoy your new kitchen -- just getting through having workers all over the place is the hard part! Take care and have a great weekend anyway!!

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  2. Hmmm.....looks very good.....ilike that !

    Greetings, Joop

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  3. This post is guilty of culinary pornography...

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  4. Very productive!!!! Looks delish!

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  5. I wish I was. I always say I will and always end up not making enough time... These look so scrumptious!

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  6. Mouthwatering pictures, yummie, I envy you!

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  7. Happy renovating, Grace - for yummy food is well taken care of, as I learned, oui?

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  8. Yumm! TO makes cumquat marmalade, but never has a collection of matching IXL jars! Happy renovations... hahahahahaha says I laughing hysterically :)

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  9. I have survived a couple of kitchen renovations. It certainly is not fun, and yes, it can become very messy, but when it is over and you have the kind of kitchen you wanted, all of the hassle gets forgotten. Good luck!

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  10. I don't envy you the mess Grace but it will be so worth it. I've always meant to make marmalade but never have. One day!

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  11. Ooooh you made my mouth water I haven't had brekky yet.

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  13. Homemade jams I do like...

    It's a tough task ahead of you, Grace!

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  14. Mmmmm, you've got me drooling! Absolutely love summer homemade jam! Managed some blueberry jam this year, but nothing this decadent:) Good luck with the kitchen renovations!

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  15. Renovations are not fun! Stay on top of the guys and be calm unless you need to explode at them for some reason and then let it all out, Grace. ;-))

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  16. It sounds yummy. Maybe on a toasted bagel.

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  17. I both envy and don't your renovation. We need one desperately but it seems such a daunting task. Keep us apprised.

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  18. Hope it goes well, Dear!



    ALOHA, Friend
    from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
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  19. It is 07.19 in the morning, and I suddenly got HUNGRY:)

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  20. I re did my kitchen "down south" about 5 years ago...best thing I ever did!!! Loved the results...miss it terribly!!!

    As for home made jams and jellies...my mom used to make them and I always loved them...but not me!!! I did buy some home made jam at the farmer's market the other day...and it's scrumptious!!!

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  21. Hm it's a delicious project! :)
    Hey, don't forget some French baguettes, mix the jam very well!
    Léia

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  22. Soo tempting! (I'm talking about the pictures- Work in the house is always a hard time to go through.. Bon courage!)

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  23. Good to see that you've got some preserves to see you through the kitchen renovation Grace. Good luck. PS love home made jam.

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  24. I have made lemon jam, as I have 2 lemon trees...make fig jam, also from my tree and tomato jam (sweet not savoury).
    Good luck with your kitchen, I do love my renovated kitchen too.

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  25. I made jam in the bread maker once. While it sounds odd, I followed the recipe and it worked.

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  26. When I was a kid I used to watch my mother and grandmother can all sorts of things including jam. I remember that mom used to put a layer of wax on top of the jams when she canned them. Not sure why. Even though I enjoy cooking all kinds of things, I haven't done any jam.

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  27. Be sure to take lots of 'before' photos of the kitchen, a lot along the way and provide a good post after all of the work is done. Looking forward to seeing what you will do.

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  28. Looks delicious!

    Hope your renovations go well, Grace!

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  29. Love the way you've captured those jars of marmalade Grace .... makes me want to butter up some crunchy toast and slather in some yummy marmalade. Hope all goes well with the renovations.

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  30. Wee, you could share some shots of the deconstruction! Have fun and I recommend staying at a hotel!

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  31. I have not had homemade bread or jam since the late 40s when I'd visit my grandmother in northern Minnesota! Looks sooooo good.

    And good luck with the renovations. I understand that it's important to keep thinking about the end result while you're undergoing the process! :)

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  32. J'aime la confiture mais pas celle de fraises. J'adore celle de cerises et d'abricots et d'oranges. Tu as bien travaillé Grace :)))))
    Bisous d'Italie en Australie.

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  33. I adore marmalade -taste and fragrance. How exciting about your new kitchen - hope for photos later....!

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  34. So adore homemade jams - just as long as someone else makes them. I do not enjoy the kitchen world at all. In fact I get stressed about it. These jams look so colourful and tempting.

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  35. marmalade sounds yummy...Been there done that with kitchen remodel .....It is a pain...but so worth it.

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  36. My garden is in the supermarket. Sigh . . .

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  37. promoted to project manager, eh? good on you ... after reading about some other recent renovations on blogs i think you will need to keep an good eye open

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