Monthly Archives: February 2011
I just want to spread the word about World Book Night. I have been lucky enough to be chosen to give out free books to help promote reading as part of World book night which is on Saturday 5 March 2011. … Continue reading
Okay so I have made the marmalade - very successful.
All made very easy by buying a marmalade kit from Riverford Organics. I just added grapefruit and lemons to the basic kit order to make my dear mum’s exquisite recipe ‘three fruit marmalade’.
You’ll find marmalade recipes in most cook books or online it is so simple and really satisfying. The hardest thing is saving the pots, as the longer you leave it the better it becomes. They make lovely gifts throughout the year, if you get your stock of jams and pickles going you’ll always have a good supply of pressies and everyone loves something home-made.
My Kitchen Secret for making marmalade:
This is a really practical tip. you need to save the pips from all the fruit you use and the easiest way to do this is to cut the fruit around the equator. You’ll then see all the pips really easily you can pick them out set aside and then continue to slice the fruit (rind and all) as thick or thin as you require. This method save a lot of fiddlely work if you cut the other way. Try it .
Quick links to hot topics:
There are a couple of websites I want to share that are close to my heart:
- My Action For Children – this is a great new site to help you support children in your local area
- British Heart Foundation - with the help fo my dear work colleagues this week on Valentine’s day we raised £100 for this great charity.
My favourite image this week: bulbs