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Mr. Meyer Went to the Keys

7 Apr

And he got delicious while he was down there!

Meyer Lemon Key Lime Ginger Marmalade

Meyer Lemon Key Lime Ginger Marmalade

So, I’ve only spent about two minutes Googling this (so I might be wrong), but I think I might well have just come up with my first very own original recipe. Nothing terribly innovative about it, but it does taste like you’ve put a spread-able version of your favorite lemon-lime beverage on your toast. There’s a picture of a jar over there on the right. It looks a little like a Dreamsicle.

Panda picked up some key limes on a whim a couple of weeks ago at the asian grocery store, and I saw what I imagine might well be our last Meyer lemons until winter at the major-chain slightly-higher-end mainstream-with-an-organic/better-for-you-and-the-earth-image chain grocery store. (There’s gotta be an easier way to tell you, dear reader, where I shop without specifically mentioning a brand – something I’d rather not do – but then you wouldn’t get fun uber-hyphenated sentences like that last one. I suppose I could’ve just told you that we bought some Meyers and left it at that though too…) And then the citrus sat for about a week, quietly asking me from the counter, and eventually the fridge, to make some sort of delicious spread from it. Panda went out to try on wedding dresses with some of our mutual friends, so I snatched the opportunity to have the kitchen to myself and made some marmalade. I was torn for a while between the idea of some “warm” (to me) spices like cardamom or star anise or “bright” flavors like ginger. In the end, I went with the latter. It wasn’t a mistake, though the other spices might well have been equally nice, just different.

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Mike Meyers Got Drunk and Bled in My Marmalade

9 Jan

Blood Orange and Meyer Lemon Marmalades There have been a number of exciting developments since I last wrote: Panda is home(!), Christmas, a birthday (holy crap is it weird to officially be a 30-something) and our second (annual?) New Year’s Eve smorgasbord dinner are now behind us. For both Christmas and my birthday, I got a number of exciting kitchen-related gifts, including the Blue Chair Jam Cookbook, from which I took the method, if not the specific recipes that I’m writing about today. Continue reading

Meyer Lemon Curd For the Win/Orange Prosecco Marmalade Semi-Fail

16 Dec

So, last weekend was our last with Panda still in Africa, so Puppersmith-Jones and I decided to have a canning and candy-making extravaganza. The marshmallows are excellent, the caramels… not so much. They ended up kind of rock hard. They melt – eventually – in your mouth, and the flavor is quite nice, but I think I need to either a) more closely monitor the temperature or b) not cook them quite so long. But that’s not why I’m writing tonight. Rather, its because I “discovered” a new (to me) type of lemon, and when life deals you Meyer lemons, you make lemon curd.

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