Friday, 20 August 2010

Lemon & Marrow Marmalade

The vegetable garden is looking rather chaotic and disorderly at the moment. The sugar snap peas and the rhubarb leaves are dying off and the coriander is going to seed. The climbing beans are providing us with enough for supper every evening and the beetroot is growing faster than I can keep up with but there's only a couple of carrots left. Earlier in the week I missed the courgette hiding under the leaves and by the time I saw it, the wretched thing had grown enormous and everybody moaned at the prospect of another stuffed marrow. So today I've made some Lemon & Marrow Marmalade, which sounds disgusting but tastes wonderful. The marrow turns translucent and infused with lemons so that you really wouldn't know it was marrow at all. I sometimes eat it like a sweet chutney with goats cheese or a chunk of Wensleydale, but generally spread it on my toast.

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