Monday, February 10, 2014
This year, Gundi - with some help from me - has been cooking up a fresh batch of four different types of Seville orange marmalade: regular orange and lemon, orange and lemon with organic sugar, whisky orange and lemon, and, new, ginger orange and lemon. All are tangy and thick-cut, just the way we like it!
Kellie at www.kelliesfoodtoglow.com reports that "In common with other oranges,
oranges are great sources of Vitamin C and fibre, but also have useful amounts
of some B vitamins, beta-carotene and alpha-carotene, lutein (for eyes),
potassium and tumour-preventing beta-sitosterol, hersperetin and naringenin.
The high amount of pectin found in Seville
oranges is not only great for achieving ‘set’ with marmalade (you should never
have to add commercial pectin) but it also binds to some carcinogens that are
produced in the gut and carries them out of the body." Good news, indeed. Seville
Armed with this marmalade (currently suffusing the house with its citrusy aroma), grass-fed beef and dried herbs, spices and teas, we will be at Evergreen Brickworks farmers market next Saturday, February 15, then weekly from March 8 on. Hard to believe that a month from now, it is traditionally time to turn over the thawing soil in the greenhouses and plant the first of the spring greens. I think we may be still skating on thin ice by then and putting off the growing season for a week or two. We’ll just have to see what Nature has in store for us next…