Author: Seville Oranges

Herefordshire Marmalade Festival

Herefordshire Marmalade Festival Herefordshire Marmalade Festival takes place in Bromyard in late February or early March and features a marmalade competition, marmalade related food and other musical and fun events in a variety of local venues. Entries come from across the UK and the festival culminates in an awards lunch which includes an auction of the jars entered in the competition. All proceeds go to the festival’s nominated charity,  St Michael’s Hospice. About Bromyard Bromyard is a town in Herefordshire, England with a population in 2011 of approximately 4,500. It lies near to the county border with Worcestershire on the A44 between...

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Seville Oranges

Seville Oranges. Bitter-sweet pleasure. One of Seville’s most amazing attractions can be enjoyed free of charge as you walk the streets: more than 14,000 bitter orange trees that decorate the “calles” and infuse this charming city with the heavenly scent of their blossoms every spring. In fact, these ornamental, bitter orange trees outnumber every other species of tree in the city of Seville. They have become emblematic of this southern capital city and their fruits have even become known throughout the World as “Seville Oranges”. The orange tree and its blossom were praised by Moorish poets during Spain’s Islamic...

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The town of Mairena del Alcor

The Towin of Mairena del Alcor is a small city located in the province of Seville, Spain. According to the 2007 census, the city has a population of 18.710 inhabitants. The town of Mairena del Alcor. Arabian pearl. Its name may have come form the Arab Maharama, meaning a group of farms. The numerous remains discovered seem to indicate that the first settlements date back to the Chalcolithic. During the period of Al-Andalus the castle, which still exists, was built. The Christian conquest was undertaken by Ferdinand III in 1247. Alphonso XI ceded Mairena del Alcor to the Duke of Osuna in...

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The City of Seville

SEVILLE HISTORY. THE CITY OF SEVILLE. Seville has a rich and fascinating history. The Romans governed the whole of Spain for more than six centuries. Their first colony was  Italica which may still be visited today. The Romans changed the face of the countryside and towns, building aqueducts and long straight roads to link the major towns. Today some of the best preserved artifacts from this period can be found at the city’s magnificent  Archaelogical Museum. But it was the Moslem civilization which was to have the most lasting impact on the city. Their reign lasted for nearly 800...

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The genuine bitter orange cake

The genuine bitter orange cake made with seville oranges Ingredients 3 tbsp good-quality thick marmalade (we used Frank Cooper’s Thick Cut Oxford marmalade) 150g pot natural bio yogurt 3 eggs 175g golden caster sugar 200g self-raising flour ½ tsp baking powder 175g butter, softened zest 1 orange 2 tsp poppy seeds, toasted For the sticky topping juice ½ orange 5 tbsp marmalade Method Heat oven to 160C/fan 140C/gas 3. Butter a deep, medium-sized loaf tin (about 20 x 10cm, measured from the top), then line the base with a rectangle of non-stick baking paper. Put the marmalade into a...

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