If life gives you sour tangerines, make marmalade!

April 27, 2010 § Leave a comment

One of my favorite things is making use of all our food.  It’s the worst when we end up not eating some veggie or fruit, which goes bad and has to be composted.

In our awesome organic fruit box (thanks G & Ekik!) recently, we got a whole pile of tangerines.  Mmmmm.  But after just a bite, we realized they were quite sour.  Boo.  I wasn’t sure what to do.  It would be a horrible waste to compost them, but eating them made us wince.  Looked it up on google, and the most popular response was to use them to make marmalade!  Last year, we learned a bit about canning when making some pickles (which we are still enjoying).  Also, the site I found made the whole process look very doable!  Here’s where I got the recipe:

http://dorisandjillycook.com/2009/12/16/tangerine-marmalade/

I was nervous about how it would come out, but as J said, “How can you go wrong with fruit and lots of sugar?”

Here’s a photo of my jars of marmalade.

Tangerine Marmalade!

Often in those other sour tangerine moments in my life, I just want to give up.  But my heart seems more and more to delight in taking something that was formerly considered unappealing, and transforming it into something wonderful.  Reminds me of what God has done and continues to do with me!

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