Making red things in February is like putting lipstick on an endless gray day. Here's a cheery "red thing": strawberry and blood orange marmalade from the "Blue Chair Jam Cookbook". Cookbooks are a bit of a weakness of mine--can you tell? My husband once asked the question, "How many cookbooks does one woman need?" I proceeded to make him an "epic meal" (she said modestly) from one of the books. After practically licking the plate clean, he said, "Let's forget about that silly question I asked earlier." What's that, dear? I didn't hear you. HA.
Anyways, I thought it would be fun to show you some of the books I've collected over nearly thirty-two years of domesticity and we can pretend to make some things together.
Not only do I like the recipes, but I try not to covet the clothing the author wears. All the photographs in the book are inspiring and pret-tay.
*photo from Blue Chair Jam Cookbook via Pinterest
Okay, back to the marmalade.
It tastes delicious, but I have to be honest and tell you, the outcome wasn't so "epic." I forgot to relax and rushed the end a bit. Since it didn't cook it long enough, it never quite jelled properly. My mistake.
This didn't affect the flavor, though. I'm still spooning it on toast. Yum! And I'm thinking it might make a tasty marinade for meat.
Soon, I hope to pull another book from the stack, and invite you to a virtual tea party.