Author: Seville Oranges

Vivien Lloyd

Vivien Lloyd is an inspirational tutor, author, preserver and baker who encourages novices and artisans to refine their skills, instilling passion for genuinely top quality products. Vivien Lloyd‘s style of teaching is passionate, inspirational… We can read in her wonderful website about her… Find also interesting information and resources. My passion for preserving started by accident 1987 when I was presented with 180kg of Early Prolific Plums, the crop from one tree in our cottage garden in Worcestershire. Bountiful harvests of damsons, apples as well as other fruit and vegetables sparked a life-long interest in making jams, jellies, marmalades, vinegar preserves...

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MAKING MARMALADE: COOKING TEMPERATURES & THE JAM SETTING POINT

I love shopping for preserves, and I love eating preserves. I love making preserves too, but here’s the thing: I cannot stand recipes that suggest that I cook my jam to the “desired consistency” or until it “passes the wrinkle plate test”. Say what? Let’s be honest. I am not an expert at making preserves. Hence, I lack experience and therefore the visual cues are just about indistinguishable. As I stir boiling marmalade, sometimes I can feel that perhaps it is thicker than initially. Maybe. Well, I’m not entirely sure. See my point? I hate guessing games and, as...

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THE 10 GOLDEN RULES FOR MARMALADE MAKING

Marmalade is made of only a few simple ingredients: citrus fruit, sugar and water. But the alchemy that goes on in your muslin pan is a result of many variables that must be understood if you want to produce those pots of amber nectar! These are our 10 rules for making perfect marmalade… Good luck! Written By Suzannah Butcher. Read more...

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Now Germany, lovely time in Ave Maria Farm

Ave Maria Farm is all about freedom, peace and happiness… And it is always a pleasure to show the world of citrus. When we say that citrus is the most important fruit in the world it is because its 2,500 different varieties make them something big, diverse and special. These friends from Germany have known many of the qualities of oranges and grapefruits, its inner universe, its flavours. It has been a pleasure to stay with them on a walk talking about the bitter orange culture, lost in the Ave Maria Seville Orange forest. They will return to Germany full of new...

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