What is going on with the weather? The winter was snowy and cold for more than 3 months and while we were fighting cabin fever we cooked, baked and ate our way through the elements.
Now we are having a heat wave and, technically, it’s not yet summer but we are once again fighting cabin fever — that is if you are staying in and lucky enough to have air conditioning.
I’m cooking and baking again to fight this cabin fever. I know, you’re saying who wants to have the stove and oven on in this crazy heat. With air conditioning it’s not so bad. I was so pre-occupied I forgot that it was 99 degrees.
I decided to make orange marmalade. This is a recipe you can make and multi-task. So not only did I cook and bake, but I was able to clean and do laundry. It was one very productive day.
What I realized as I was finishing up the marmalade was that making marmalade this time of the year was a good idea. You can use the marmalade for sauces, marinating, salad dressings and still use it on pancakes, waffles, toast and, my favorite, topping on vanilla ice cream.
My next post has the marmalade recipe.