marrow marmalade

After a weekend of tractor work and hay deliveries for Bill, while I was selling Fruit Gin with Beth at a local show or picking raspberries and runner beans which seem to ripen as fast as they’re picked, it was good to spend a few hours of Sunday afternoon sitting together in the shade of the apple tree enjoying the sunshine. It was a brilliantly hot day (possibly the last hot day of summer) and the breeze blew through the branches sending apples to the ground every few minutes.

I also had time to make some Marrow marmalade with one of the  the courgettes that have grown enormous. This doesn’t sound particularly tempting but actually tastes rather good as the marrow turns translucent and absorbs the lemon infused syrup. I eat this on toast as a traditional marmalade or as a sweet accompaniment to goats cheese or a chunk of Wensleydale cheese.

13 thoughts on “marrow marmalade

  1. Thomasina Tittlemouse says:

    Fantastic pics Anne – both photos and your lovely recipe drawings! Do you ever add ginger to this? My mother makes it to an ancient Victorian recipe with a bit of ground ginger and it’s deeelicious on toast in the winter by an open fire (especially if you cook the toast on the said open fire)! Enjoy! E x

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    • Anne @GtSlamseysFarm says:

      Yes it does have seeds like a zucchini and I should have put in my recipe Peel and deseed. I had a headache when I did the picture and obviously wasn’t concentrating, which is why I put Boit and Bot instead of boil and bottle. Obviously forgot the deseeding too.

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  2. Glenda says:

    I like this recipe because I know how many zucchinis vegie growers get in summer. They just can’t get rid of them. Can you use a green zucchini or is it a particular type of marrow that you need?

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  3. Jane @ Shady Baker says:

    This sounds great Anne, I always have excess zucchinis in the summer. Your place under the apple tree looks like it should be in a magazine! Oh…and your drawing is awesome, I would put that on my kitchen wall if it was on paper or canvas 🙂

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