“I Think Every Home Should Have A Marmalade Day”

Unfortunately, we’re not southerly enough to be able to grow good oranges (NB  there’s a prize for the first reader to tell me where the quote’s from), so we’ve had to make do with making cherry jam instead . We’re also not lucky enough to have a massive 40 year old cherry tree in our garden, but we are lucky enough to live next door to Colette who does have a 40 year old cherry tree.


While not her natural habitat, we spotted her on our walk today up a tree.


We thanked her for our massive basket of cherries, informed her that we’d be making our first batch of cherry jam this very afternoon, and promised her a jar.


We referred to the massive recipe book in the sky, found an easy one, and got down to business.







Delicious! Roll on the figs and plums. That’s Christmas presents sorted!

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3 thoughts on ““I Think Every Home Should Have A Marmalade Day”

  1. Hi

    My wife and I were also presented with a mountain of cherries. The answer to the pips is a D-Stoner €9 from the local ‘Intermarche’, A brilliant gadget,

    Bruce & Daphne
    (Gayraud – Lauzerte)

    • Thanks Bruce we got two today from Giffe. How’s things going at Gayraud? Regards Phill

  2. The quote is from Paddington Bear (the film version is great, by the way).

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