It's marmalade season and I am busy hand cutting seville oranges to make the years supply of Gentleman's marmalade. Surprisingly, it's becoming hard to source enough seville oranges as they seem to be 'out of fashion'. Well if my customers are anything to go by, the farmers don't have their facts straight! I can't make enough of this BatchMade favourite made with seville oranges, sugar and whisky. These are the type of oranges prized for making British orange marmalade and keeping Paddington sated.
I couldn't be more disappointed at our situation now in ISO 2.0 but I wanted to reach out and say we're all in this together. These are my new favourite words of wisdom by Rainer Maria Rilke: let everything happen to youbeauty and terrorjust keep goingno feeling is final I received a box of this interesting new (for us) citrus this month - the limequat - a combination of lime and cumquat. Eatable raw, skins and all, it's a little sour and preserves well. So I've made a lime pickle and a marmalade - which is a less bitter milder marmalade than I usually make and the kids are loving it.
Hello Jam-friends, Welcome to Winter and finally marmalade season has arrived at BatchMade. All things citrus are now ripe and we're starting with cumquat marmalade this month. It is bitter and sweet, just as a good marmalade should be. In fact, I'll let you in on a little secret.... when I'm making jam, I try and make it as quickly as possible, to give you the brightest and freshest jam. But for cumquat marmalade, it's a long slow simmer - in fact if you can burn it slightly, you get an amazing caramelised taste which is absolutely delicious! So the colour is golden and the taste is rich and sweet with a bitter tang.
Happy 1st May, I've stopped procrastinating and finally managed to complete the new BatchMade website. What a great job to do while we are stuck at home. So please, if you feel so inclined, I would love you all to go and have a look and let me know your feedback - good and not so good. If you need something sweet and something spicy to see you through your isolation, we're doing free deliveries on the Mornington Peninsula (minimum order 4 jars). For those further afield, we can arrange a courier at cost price.
Good Morning, We've decided that tomato relish is high up on the 'essentials isolation' list, together with of course your choice of BatchMade jam. If you need something sweet and something spicy to see you through your isolation, we're doing free deliveries on the Mornington Peninsula (minimum order 4 jars). For those further afield, we can arrange a courier at cost price.