Saturday, February 16, 2008
when life gives you lemons...
...make marmalade! My dad's neighbor has a Meyer Lemon tree. If you've never tried one, you are in for a treat. It's a cross between a lemon and an orange. The taste is indescribable: sweet and tart and orangey and lemoney, and, and, all at the same time.
So I got a sink full: sliced em thin, peel and all, simmer in a little water for 45 min, add the right amount of sugar and boil til the iced plate test says done. Pour into sterile jars, seal and do a water bath boil for 5 min. Remove and cool. Yum!
I went through a 10lb bag of sugar to get:
one 12oz jar,
twelve 1/2 pints and
6 1/4 pints.
This should keep me for a while.