Though winter is still lingering (there’s a huge storm set to pound the LA area this weekend!), it’s canning time again!
What’s in season is citrus and what’s on the stove top is marmalade! Thanks to a local, organic supply of citrus from Sergio’s farm we gals are back in the kitchen – jammin.
With the versatile meyer lemons, juicy tangelos and sweet navel oranges we made a batch of “Three Citrus Marmalade” substituting tangelos for the grapefruit.
It was so deliciously tangy we were licking it out of the pan after we had filled the canning jars.
Kitchen ready for canning action.
Monday was such a gorgeous day that we put up a table out on the back deck to be able to enjoy the sunshine (not to mention less clean up in the kitchen with all that juicy fruit)
Sunshine and citrus – what a lovely mix.
All cut up and ready to go.
All done! Now waiting to for the marmalade to set.
Even Fairlight got in on the action (after the canning was done of course!). She’s funny sometimes she’ll turn her nose up at oranges and then like this time she wants one!
Jordanne cuts up some orange slices.
Fairlight getting her dose of vitamin C.
Then Jordanne got a hankering for some soda and made a huge batch of ginger soda. Yummy!
Jordanne adds sugar to the cut up ginger. I spot an ear (to the left)! Wonder who could that be?
Fairlight smells the sweet sugar and looks up with a pathetic pleading look. How can you turn down that face?
Yeah, we are suckers. Suckers for a cute face that is.
In goes the ginger syrup, add yeast and presto – easy, natural soda!
Ginger soda bottles.