Category Archives: pastes, jams & marmalades

Bergamot orange jam

The bergamot orange fruit is between bitter orange, mandarin and a bit pear lemon(lime) with its distinctive flavour. The word bergamot is said to be derived from Turkish. Commonly oil is extracted from its rind for the fragrance industry. Most commonly used in Earl … Continue reading

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Ruby red quince paste (membrillo)

Marmalade is a kind of fruit preserve, made from the peel of the fruit (mostly quince in Portugal)and sugar. The ancient times it was produced quite thick than how we prepare today, because it was cooked for long time. On the other … Continue reading

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Rose hip marmalade

Rose hips are the berry-like fruits of the rose bush left behind after the bloom has died. They are red or orange, but may also be dark purple in some species. Although nearly all rose bushes produce rose hips, for … Continue reading

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Quince marmalade

While we leave the hot weather behind, the nature prepares for a new order. The nutriments that the human metabolism need for the cold are now in the markets, like quince. The name quince originates from Greek, ??????? (kydonia) but the tree is … Continue reading

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Sour cherry jam

The sour cherry or tart cherry is generally smaller than its sweet cousin, that is cherry. There are different varieties of sour cherry. The Early Richmond variety is available from June through August and has bright red in color, while the  dark red Morello variety has … Continue reading

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