Tuesday, January 26
Its everywhere. Or maybe I'm just seeing it now? I'm always on the hunt for new recipes something that my 10 year old will eat. A friend told me of this great way to prepare carrots that kids will love. "After you chop you carrots you get your marmalade." What? Nothing wrong with that, but is marmalade really a staple product. Staple, as in something you should just have on hand like flour, sugar, salt and pepper. I'm pretty sure you can walk into most any home in America and find salt and pepper. I bake a lot from scratch so yes, we have flour and sugar at all times, but marmalade? Is that really something you add to your list when you notice your supply is running low? The last time I even remember hearing about marmalade I'm sure the conversation centered around Pattington Bear. Then this morning I learned from PG Wodehouse that its a favorite breakfast item at the Drones Club. But that is Edwardian England, a time to fill your plate with odd things such as cauliflower au gratin, clear soup, and liver pills. I know I have eaten the orange stuff on toast before, but its been ages. I thought the target marmalade audience was old English ladies who take tea every afternoon in their sun room. Are there people out side of the United Kingdom under the age of 80 keeping marmalade on hand as a staple? Apparently there is at least one good old southern boy taken with the stuff. My dad just called and told me his morning biscuits are smothered in it. What else does one use the stuff for? I feel like I have been missing out on something great. There is a whole under world filled with orange preserves, and until now, its just passed me by.