I love that during the cold dreary months of winter there is always a bright, cheery, beautiful fruit season going on somewhere in the world. I love the fact that oranges, grapefruit, lemons and limes are all readily available. I can get them at any grocery store. They are beautiful glowing orbs that make me smile. Big smiles here:) We have gone through 4- 40 lb. cases of oranges since Christmas. True story. I got a juicer for my birthday, and we have become juicing maniacs! Cases of oranges, apples, carrots, spinach, beets, ginger root…….you name it we’ve juiced it. My Jimmy craves the juices now. With all these beautiful fruits hanging around my house I decided to try my hand at Orange Marmalade. Everytime we go out for breakfast I search in the little jam and jelly container for the little Smuckers pouch of Orange Marmalade. I think it’s wonderfully yummy! When it comes to jams my all time fave is Blackberry, and then I think it’s Orange Marmalade. Raspberry comes in 3rd with strawberry 4th. I love grape jelly as well. Nothing goes better with peanut butter, but we’re not talking jelly here. Only jam.
The whole process was a little more time consuming than regular freezer jam, but it is well worth the effort. One thing I’ve found while making any sort of jam is that I have to follow the recipe to the T. Nothing extra, no skimping, just do it as written. Enjoy and good luck! Now I can eat a little bit of sunshine on my toast every morning. It really is tasty:)