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Discussion in 'off topic' started by gintonic, Jul 31, 2022.

  1. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    I did exactly this with short-coded oranges in Asda. After 7pm they sell off all the about-to-expire fruit at 10p an item, this turned out once to be bags of oranges so I bagged the lot. ate some, juiced others, cooked about 2kg into marmalade. It's great. The only snag is dragging yourself round the supermarket at the appropriate time; when I had one around the corner from the hotel where I was staying it was easy, less so when you have to leave the house and travel for a while on the offchance that they have something worth bagging and not just a few leftover carrots.
  2. Pete MB&D

    Pete MB&D Pete Maddex, the one and only!

    Maybe marmalade was invented to deal with inedible Seville oranges?

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  3. Operajulian

    Operajulian Opera Julian

  4. Vinny

    Vinny pfm Member

    Maybe mentioned already???? An after-thought anway -

    Using fat on toast with marmalade destroys and modifies lots of the marmalade flavours.
    If not your custom already, try just marmalade - much more intense and sharp flavours (and fewer calories).
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  5. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    already do that sometimes. Mind you I quite like the taste sensation of a smear of salted butter with my marmalade.
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  6. JensenHealey

    JensenHealey pfm Member

    Make yourself a Cheese and Marmalade sandwich (or from toasted bread). Butter too. Experiment with how deep/sharp you want the Marmalade. The Lime or grapefruit etc marmalades do not work as well as the trad. Orange types. Cheese can be anything from soft or spreadables through to Mature Cheddar. Blue types are not so successful. Not tried Goats or Sheep types but would expect them to be good.

    I have converted a couple of friends to this. My Brother in Law now takes Cheese and Marmalade sandwiches into work!
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  7. Vinny

    Vinny pfm Member

    Cheese and jam sandwiches have been a favourite in some parts for many years, just variation upon a theme.
    My father was born and bred in Colchester (Essex), and but for the war, would never have wandered very far at all. When he joined-up, his regiment was the KOSB's - he trained in Scotland in part and first came across them there.

    There's nothing new under the sun.
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  8. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    makes a lot of sense that - i am always partial to a bit of fruitcake with my cheddar. A slice of strong cheddar atop a slice of malt load is heaven.

    Cheese melted on toasted hot-cross buns is divine. As is Marmite on toasted hot-cross buns......
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  9. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    Of course. Just like jam is the home for fruit that's gone over, cider is the home of apples that are well past their best, and all the rest. We currently have more food than we need, but it wasn't always the case. Historically there have always been outlets for slightly dodgy stuff, be it jams, soups, stocks, or whatever. I'm only going to give it to the pigs if it really can't be used.
  10. dweezil

    dweezil pfm Member

    Same here, later on i was also born in the Colchester Maternity Hospital. Father trained in Prudhoe and the coast up there. My father met my mother in the Red Lion on the high street.
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  11. mjw

    mjw pfm Member

    It’s off topic but I can heartily recommend a (strong cheddar) cheese and lime pickle sandwich.
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  12. Vinny

    Vinny pfm Member

    Not literally - "same here"? Your father was surely never in the KOSB's?

    An amazingly small world...............................:)
  13. dweezil

    dweezil pfm Member

    Just the Colchester bit!

    Mine was Essex regiment based in Colchester then SOE.

    Don't think he'd have strayed far from Essex otherwise.
  14. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    me too one of my favs.......

    perhaps time for a sandwich filling thread
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  15. klfrs

    klfrs chill out

    Sausage and marmalade sandwich. Don't want to scare the horses in the sandwich thread, so posting here.
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2022
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  16. Mike Reed

    Mike Reed pfm Member

    Most unadulterated cheeses, but esp. Cheddar, is symbiotic with orange-based marmalade; been having this for yonks. Not only does it taste good, nutritionally it IS good. Protein and fibre. There must surely be some nutrition in sth so delicious as marmalade but who cares?

    Yuk! Bad for you; processed food. You'll be advocating bacon and marmalade sandwiches next ! Doesn't cut the mustard at all.:D
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  17. docstocker

    docstocker pfm Member

    My favourite marmalade,
    La Vieja Fabrica
    We get ours from Waitrose
  18. mjw

    mjw pfm Member

    Pay close attention at this stage.

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  19. mjw

    mjw pfm Member


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  20. klfrs

    klfrs chill out

    I can't believe it's not marmalade!


    Given this for wrangling a neighbours menagerie while they visited Portugal.
    Only other ingredient is cane sugar.
    Informed by neighbours it's good thinly sliced and served with cheese, so that's the plan.

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