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The World's Original Marmalade Awards 2012

by Pam the Jam published on
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Marmalade Awards




Times of adversity bring the discovery of inner strength and resourcefulness.

Such values were widespread in the war years when people picked, potted and preserved to keep their larders stocked up.

Tuesday’s fire at Park Farm has brought a resounding sense of River Cottage camaraderie and a wonderful fighting spirit down at Park Farm.

Amidst the shock and upset of the Park Farm fire, I need to remind you it is Marmalade time.

You may think such talk may appear a little churlish, but I know how important it is to keep normal when things go wrong.

The Seville orange season is short, but there is still some great fruit about for you to turn into pots of gold.

So before it’s too late, grab a kilo or two and get marmalading.

One of the exciting aspects of marmalade making is the extraordinary diversity of the types of marmalade that can be attained.

The 2012 Marmalade Awards provides the perfect opportunity for marmalades to be tasted, admired and fairly judged by a panel of people who understand this timeless and much loved preserve.

Before Hugh left to go on his current filming location, he gave me a couple of jars of his fantastic ‘dark and alluring’ marmalade to be entered in THE MARMALASHES – a fierce and continuing competition between teams of Australian and British marmalade making cricket players.

The competition takes place at The Marmalade Awards. Why not enter one of the classes too?

• The World's Original Marmalade Awards take place at Dalemain Mansion and Gardens in Cumbria on the weekend of 25/26 February, 2012.

Website: marmaladeawards.co.uk 
 

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Thanks for that, will give it a go is an area Ive not tried before but does very much interest me.

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The RC Jam and Preserves book is a little gem. Like the Cakes one it takes the mystery out of it all.

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Looks good, have never tried making marmalade any thoughts on how difficult/easy it is...? actually never made jam either! Maybe this year I need to make time to give it a try.

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