sorry the blog has been so quiet – work has been bonkers since the start of the year and everything is suffering as a result, not least creative time in the kitchen and quiet time to write about it.
thankfully i have been able to find some time to take advantage of january’s seasonal fruit. much of the delights are focussed around citrus fruits and as well as forced rhubarb, which was combined with grapefruit to make one of my favourite “jams”, i have been using blood and seville oranges. the bitter seville oranges are generally used for marmalade and this was the slightly predictable choice i made.
however i did manage to use a less than predictable ingredient combination – nigel slater’s seville orange, lemon and ginger was my recipe of choice.
while i followed the recipe to the letter, i had a moment of confusion about whether or not i should be using or discarding the pith. advice online was mixed and so i used a combination of both. the result is tart enough and the ginger adds a subtle exotic hint of flavour.