The weather here is inspiring me to cook – make the house smell good. Inviting, warm, hearty food. Today’s speciality: Orange Marmalade – the Italian Way! Pietro – the Italian guy at Quality Foods on St. Croix stocks some Italian marmalades – they are amazing! They differ from the “English” style by being less jellied in texture – more of a jam. So – lacking the Sicilian oranges I am using Cara Cara’s from Monday’s Farmer’s Market (here in Los Osos). It is citrus season here in California!
The oranges have to soak for a few days (after you puncture just the rind). Then after getting it all together in the pan – it cooks for hours. I’ll have plenty to share!
Other comforting foods I’ve been making – I roasted a pork shoulder yesterday – all day! We had pulled pork tacos last night. Plenty left for sandwiches and more to freeze for gumbo’s or? I have chicken ready for chicken pot pies. Yummy! Gluten free to share with special friends.
Life is good.