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Marmalade-making!

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Marmalade-making!
Phew, here are some of the jars of marmalade I made this week for guests' breakfasts at The Dulaig! For just a few short weeks in January Seville oranges become available in the shops. These special fruits are perfect for using to make mamalade. Bitter to taste when fresh, with the addition of sugar and lemon juice (and plenty elbow-grease to chop and slice them) they are transformed by cooking into zingy gorgeousness!  Adding demerara instead of refined sugar gives the marmalade...
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A New Year gift from Hyacinth Hen

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A New Year gift from Hyacinth Hen
We had a lovely surprise in the henhouse today, the first egg of the season from our flock of free-range hens.....and it is a blue-shelled one, laid by Hyacinth, a our Crested Cream Legbars. Our 17 girls have been moulting over the past few months and because of this, and the shortest days of winter, they have not been laying eggs.  It is always a great treat to see the first egg of the New Year as this means we - and our guests - can now look forward to lots of wonderful eggs once again...
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