Sunday, January 9, 2011

Meyer Lemon Marmalade - Give-A-Way Time

My neighbor has the best Meyer lemon tree. If you've never had a Meyer lemon you've truly missed out. A Meyer is a cross between a lemon and a tangerine. They are VERY citrusy, we'll just make that a word. Just slicing one lemon open will fill your entire kitchen with a wonderful frangrance. We had a tree in our backyard when we bought our house but they can attact bees and attract them ours did. We ended up cutting it down. When I feel like cutting one up to salt and eat I just go to the fence and pick some that hang over our fence. I ran across a recipe for Meyer Lemon Marmalade and thought I'd give it a try.

I started with 5 lbs of lemons...


I halved them, taking out the seeds as I went...

I was able to pick up a bit of help for the juicing of the lemons...

5 lbs of lemons will give you way more juice than you need for the recipe so we stopped to make some lemonade with the excess. This is the best lemonade you'll ever have...

Once I sliced, boiled and simmered the pulp and peels, I canned them and added some sweet floral flannel fabric under each ring. If you've ever canned you know it's a big job. In fact, I've only given a few jars away so far and only to peeps that I love. SO...I've set one jar aside for a give-a-way this week. Leave a comment on this post and I will pick a winner on Tuesday.

This will be so delish on a hot from the oven scone and some fresh whipped cream don't you think?

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Makes my mouth water with antisapation!
Looks YUMMY Lisa~~~

Laura
Pleasanton

Marnie said...

O my GOODNESS! I think I can smell them from here. Please enter me in your give-away. I adore Meyer lemons (and make a mean cream scone, too)!

Many thanks for sharing the recipe and the opportunity.

Hugs,
Marnie

Cindi/Sharyn said...

Since I won the last giveaway, I won't be entering myself this time. But my mom wants in. So this is for her.

Tammy said...

I love Meyer lemons and would love to taste your marmalade!!!

the gypsy magpie said...

oh my GOSH!! I absolutely love Meyer lemons. I've always wanted to try making lemon curd out of it but marmalade sounds fabulous!

valerie said...

Please throw my name into the hat too, sounds delish! Valerie

Cassie said...

This sounds Heavenly Lisa, makes me wish lemons would grow in my rural area but it gets too cold. :(
Enjoy those lemons minus the bees, neighbors can be great!

Hugs,
Cassie

Splendiferous Girls said...

Oh I love the lemons...I use to have a lemon tree in my front yard growing up...I love it...I found you in Somerset Mag last night..glad I did..

sherry

http://splendiferousgirlsclub.blogspot.com

Cindi said...

Ok I can't resist. I am signing myself up. = )

Anonymous said...

Birens Boo!

Kat said...

Oh how pretty and delish! I picture raspberry scones and some tea with your lovely marmalade. Would you pretty please enter me for your drawing and post the recipe? Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Yum-o! Meyer Lemons are the best. You are such the little homemaker!
Hugs,
Carole