Late yesterday, a customer bought a couple of jars of marmalade, and when I went to the store cupboard to find stock to replenish the shelf in the shop, I found just two jars left. OMG! It seems just yesterday that I had a whole cupboard of them!
After our evening meal, I drove to our local co-op at Daliburgh for oranges and lemons (marmalade is the only preserve we make which has no home-grown ingredients at all) and then quickly back home and set to work slicing up the oranges and setting them to soak overnight.
This morning, once J was away in Eriskay until lunchtime – fencing work on the croft, I got on with a double session of marmalade making. Result : 29 jars to replenish the store cupboard. But more will be required again soon!