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Next time I handle a knife I will buy doweling that is wider than the widest part of the shaft, so that the rounded dowelling completely blankets the right-angled edge of the shaft.
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Remember when you were punished for writing on the walls? Well, you’re grown up now, and you can write on any surface you want.
I choose my kitchen cupboard doors, and log the details of any cooking excursion in blackboard chalk.
If the procedure results (in this case) in tasty marmalade, I key it into Recipes.doc.

So far I have taken two pounds of South African “Midnight” oranges, a.k.a. #3135 on the annoying green sticker.
I collected six ounces of peel and ended up with one pound five ounces of flesh, which went into my jam pan and was put on the stove at 8:40 a.m. on the ring’s #3 setting. ...

The cupboard doors wipe off easily with the dish cloth when I am washing up dishes.
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The four and a half jars chilling quickly on the bridge rail. (See also my post about Global Warming).
This Monday morning, Bev says that my orange marmalade is The Best: Just right, not too sweet, not too tart, lots of peel but beautiful and soft.
I suspect that she is spending far too much time reading Cinderella to her new grandson.

Anyway, being a computer techie, I shall immediately modify my successful recipe by defrosting some of the shredded ginger root I popped into ice-cube trays three months ago.
This time labelled "ginger" to avoid the previous excursion into frozen shredded garlic root.
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So, do you use the rehandled knives for thick-cut marmelade?
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I wouldn't suggest putting that in the pudding!
A slice of toast however.... :yep:
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HansV wrote:So, do you use the rehandled knives for thick-cut marmelade?
Ha hah. No!
Well, Yes, actually.
I use either knife to cut into the peel which I then strip off by hand/fingernail.
I use these small knives to dice the orange flesh into one-inch chunks (faster rendering down by boiling).
The peel is then fed into my 80-column punched card mincer, which I turn by hand. I have to remove a kitchen drawer to mount the mincer on the counter, but it is worth all this trouble because it makes me think I am cooking-with-mummy in the kitchen.
My first batch of orange marmalade in Bonavista has been deemed “Perfect!” by Beverley down at Walkham’s Gate Café Pub.
I confess to just a little bit of showing off when I walk up to the counter at WG and ask for “One of your dollar-ninety paper napkins, please; and one of your free coffees. And two rounds of toast with home-made orange marmalade”.
Grace hasn’t got out of the habit of asking “Wholewheat or White?”.
Nor has she got out of the habit of laughing when I answer “Yes please!”.
But we only perform this floor-show when there are tourists in the caf.


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Rudi wrote:I wouldn't suggest putting that in the pudding!
why not?
When I tell people "There's orange marmalade in these", their minds think of the matrix, the jelly.
The look on their faces as their tongue feels the first bit of rind (mouse tail segment? rat-tail segment? ....) is worth all,the time spent slaving over a hot stove ... :evilgrin:
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Well, I agree if the marmalade is sweet. If it is the bitter Seville Marmalade, it wouldn't be so nice in a sweet pudding.
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Rudi wrote:Well, I agree if the marmalade is sweet. If it is the bitter Seville Marmalade, it wouldn't be so nice in a sweet pudding.
Thanks, Rudi!
I have added "bitter Seville oranges" to my shopping list.
Today is National Grapefruit-and-ginger marmalade day.
Tonight 40 lbs of peaches arrive ($60) and we start National Peach jam day.

So much to do; so much sugar to purchase ...
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Did you mean "National Preach Day"?
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HansV wrote:Did you mean "National Preach Day"?
No. That's in three days time.
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So you'll leave the 40 lbs of preaches alone for three days?
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HansV wrote:So you'll leave the 40 lbs of preaches alone for three days?
:cranky: :cranky: :cranky: :cranky: :cranky: :cranky: :cranky:
Grrrrr!
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