I think this is the best batch yet

The Finished Product
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Seville oranges are in season, so Jen and I made some marmalade today. We'd never made any before. It took bloody hours.

I worked out that, if you take the cost of the ingredients and our combined salaries into account, each jar cost us approximately £23. Perhaps we'll stick with Frank Cooper's in future: he can undercut us by about 90%.

While we were making the marmalade, it occurred to me that two of the best things in the world for eating on toast both begin with the letters M-A-R-M: marmalade and Marmite™.

I wonder what marmosets taste like.


11 thoughts on “I think this is the best batch yet

  1. Then there's always the 'Royal Toast'....Her Majesty the Queen....or 'Marm' as you're meant to say to her face.Sorry. The doctors have scheduled me for electric shock therapy.

  2. PERHAPS EACH JAR WOULD HAVE WORKED OUT CHEAPER, HAD YOU MADE THEM IN YOUR OWN TIME (OOPS, CAPS LOCK ON...SORRY!)

  3. To Keith Beach...in my line of work, I sometimes work as recovery nurse in the ECT dept. Shall I put you down for the 5 minute shock, or would you like the course of ten?

  4. Nite Nurse, better make it the full 10....I'm not easily shocked these days, except of course marmalade at £23 per jar. I'm also assuming this is Lady Marmalade "Voulez vous couchez avec moi?"....Oh God! my brain hurts....Emma Peel....Oranges are the only fruit...........

  5. Talking of ECT, etc, my mate Fitz (the tosser) once wrote a very funny review of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (although all the best jokes in it were mine). It seems to have disappeared from his crappy website. Must badger him to republish it.

  6. Just tried some. I am pleased to report it's worth every penny. (Marmalade, I mean; not ECT—I'm not going through that nonsense again!)

  7. Marmot is delicious, casseroled. I see no reason why it shouldn't be at least as good, if not better, on toast. 100% record so farfor marm- foods.

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