Monday, January 25, 2010

Proof of jam: Lady Marmalade

I told you in my previous post I had a challenge with the Blood Orange Marmalade. Well, reports are coming in that agree with me it's a fabulous syrup for use with booze, and I'm told it's even better with gin. But I realize I hadn't shared my other exploration with citrus, and that occurred with a few big Texas grapefruit.

Pink grapefruit + vanilla bean jam

I followed this approach, from the lovely Nigella Lawson. The difference is that I tucked in a few vanilla pods I brought back with me from Mexico last year, and I cut the fruit into big chunks. This is a big chunky fruit marmalade and thus, the name.

Lady Marmalade jam!

You know what comes next, right? I suggest you turn the volume up. I am.

Is anyone else concerned about the amount of soundtracks I'm putting to my blog posts? I'd suggest you turn the volume up a little higher: I love those ladies!


MrBrownThumb said...

LOL. Your monologue on Twitter about this post was hilarious. Looks like some good jam you got going there.

fairydogmother said...

That sounds so delicious - like sunshine in a jar!

A Lewis said...

Reminds me of the Blood Orange and Basil martini I had last week.

PAgent said...

Mmmm...I love marmalade. On a crunchy toasted english muffin, or in a PB&J, there's nothing better.

Except maybe strawberry freezer jam.

Damn, I'm drooling.

Carla said...

I'll bring the gin.

Cocktails at your house? :)

Alli said...

Wow, I really enjoyed your recent post can't wait to read more!! I love it!!

Magpie Ima said...

Grapefruit marmalade is the best. I make it for my dad every year as he loves it. This year I mixed grapefruit with clementines and it was superb!

Beth said...

Wow that looks dreamy! mmm!

I got to your site from the valentines post at heavypetal, and you said you have a front yard garden! Really? I also have a front yard vegetable garden. I love connecting with people that garden veggies in the front.

Have a great day!

Geek+Nerd said...

This sounds SO delicious! Do you ever sell your preserves on Etsy? i would *LOVE* to try some of this.