We had a snow day today!  Basically, every school district in the state closed due to freezing rain.  The storm turned out to be not that bad but the roads were quite icy.  Anyway, even though I was a lazy bum this morning and slept in until 9:00, we still got a lot done (including all the laundry) and it’s not even Saturday yet.  Hip hip hooray!

Because I know you’re just dying to have a step by step photo journal of my marmalade making, here it is! Nik was a dedicated photojournalist this night!  Thank you Meggan for all the canning accessories! They made my life SO much easier!!

The raw ingredients:
The marmalade!

Putting it into jars (notice my poor thumb ):

What happens when you accidentally hit the spoon:

Putting on the lids and rings:

The water bath:

(Note our stove’s well in action!  It’s the first time I’ve used it!  I need to get a bigger pot or maybe a canner.  Doing 2-3 jars at a time took awhile and I only had 7 jars to do!)

The finished product!

P.S. Nik doesn’t even like orange marmalade so I told him I’ll make him strawberry jam in the spring when strawberries are in season!  Now that I’ve tried one kind of jam, I want to try them all!

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3 Responses to Marmalade

  1. nanacilla says:

    Your marmalade is beautiful!  That’s one I’ve never tried.  I remember making peach jam once or twice in Soldotna that was very good.  Possibly made with honey.

  2. cjudge82 says:

    Ummm…you could always send me some! I would not so hastily reject such a treat. What kid of person doesn’t like marmalade?It’s just not right…

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