Are you thinking of entering the Show? It’s marmalade making time.

You may still be in time to find seville oranges on the market or in the shops. These have a somewhat more bitter taste than the usual ones available and are traditionally used for making marmalade. They have a very short season, but it is well worth trying to get hold of them.

If you are new to making marmalade, do have a go. There are plenty of good recipes available – I use one in the Jam, Preserves and Chutney book in a WI series – but there was actually one, which was very similar, on the net of oranges.

If you miss the seville oranges, don’t despair, why not ring the changes – you can make marmalade from a range of citrus fruits. You never know – yours might be a winner!

Pam Duncan

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About sturtonandstowshow

The Sturton and Stow Agricultural and Horticultural Association celebrated its 126th anniversary in 2013. The next Annual Show will be held on 4th October 2014 at the Sturton- by-Stow Primary School and Youth Wing. The classes include: flowers, cacti, fruit, vegetables, roots, corn, cakes, art, handicrafts, floral art, cookery and photography. We also aim have a wide range of displays from local organisations and crafts people as well as a classic car display.
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