Friday, March 7, 2008

Carrot Marmalade

In the Memoir Project this past Wednesday we had another standing room only crowd of folks wanting to tell their stories. Several people couldn't show up and we still ran out of chairs. I don't know what's going on there.

One woman was kind enough to bring two books, each of which contained a recipe for carrot marmalade as Carl had asked for in the first class. One of the books was so old that it referred to them as receipts. It had no copyright information in it at all, but the pages were tattered. It came from Bermuda and contained advertisements for things like sugar and rum. A bottle of rum, according to this book, costs 4/6, or four shillings and sixpence. That's old.

Here's the recipe.

Carrot Marmalade
1 quart of slipped carrots
3 cups of granulated sugar
2 cups water
the juice and rink of 2 lemons

Boil carrots, sugar and water together. Add juice and rink of lemons and boil until tender. Add more water if necessary.

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