Monday, January 3, 2011

LEARNING ABOUT MARMALADE - Who thought of this first?

  This weekend I enjoyed reading more from my new book "Tea and Crumpets" by Margaret Johnson (see my posts from last week) and learning about the origin of marmalade....




Although we are out of some of the marmalade we carry at Christmastime, I found these in our gourmet pantry at my store.  Margaret shares in her book that "marmalade was 'invented' in 1797 in Dundee, Scotland, when James Keiller bought a cargo of bitter oranges and apples that were threatening to spoil after a Spanish ship sought shelter in the harbor during a storm."  The story goes on that his wife created delicious jam from this and a new industry was born -Keiller's Dundee Orange Marmalade.




Go over to my store blog at right if you are interested in ordering any of these marmalades.....

8 comments:

Johanna said...

Hello bernideen,
amazing story. I know Dundee Orange marmelade very well but had no idea, that this was to first one.
Thank you for this nice story.
Greetings, Johanna

Prim Rose Hill ©2008-2011 said...

I LOVE marmalade! any flavor!! :)

Rizzi said...

HI BERNIDEEN,
I LOVE MARMALADE, I WAS INTRODUCED TO IT BY MY SISTER-IN-LAW WHEN I WAS 13 YEARS OLD. SHE WAS FROM IRELAND,AND I WOULD GO OVER AND HELP HER WITHJ THE CHILDREN.
SHE WOULD HAVE TEA BISCUITS, AND MARMALADE, WITH A POT OF TEA FOR BREAKFAST, IT WAS SO GOOD. HAVE A NICE DAY. RIZZI

Angela McRae said...

Mmm ... Tangerine Marmalade sounds delicious, and I believe a local store carries that brand! And Happy New Year, Bernideen. I look forward to seeing what treats you have in store for us this year!

Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

How fun to learn the history behind an age old staple...Thank you for sharing this lovely little gem of knowledge.

Blessings Kelsie

[email protected] Rose Chintz Cottage said...

How interesting! I love marmalade but I never knew its history. Thank you for sharing and I too enjoy an English tea such as you mentioned about in your previous post. Have a lovely week, my friend.

Blessings,
Sandi

parTea lady said...

I like marmalade too. Over Christmas I have also been enjoying Dundee Ginger Preserve.

Marilyn said...

Love marmalades. I have a good one with Triple Sec at www.marmaladys.com