Showing posts with label tangerines. Show all posts
Showing posts with label tangerines. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

As Good as SaraBeth's

I love New York City. When our son lived there, while attending New York University Dental School {2001-2005}, we visited he and his wife several times a year. One of our favorite ways to start our day  was to go to SaraBeth's for breakfast. The food is really good and we especially enjoyed the freshly made scones and the jams and preserves that started SaraBeth in her business. We would stock up with several jars before heading home, until I found that it was sold here in some specialty food stores and markets.
This weekend I made a jam that I think is as good as one of our favorite SaraBeth's and I thought I would share the recipe with you. I have tried making this combination before and it never tasted just right until now. Maybe it's my new copper jam pan.

It is such a pretty color and the flavors are bright and delicious.

Golden Jam
2 pounds of tangerines, chopped fine {peel and all}, seeds removed
1 pound dried apricots, chopped fine
1-16 ounce can crushed pineapple, packed in it's own juice
8 cups water
4 cups granulated sugar

Mix everything but the sugar it a large,wide mouthed pan. Bring to a boil, and then continue to keep at a medium boil for 20 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Add sugar and continue to stir until sugar is dissolved. Continue to cook at a medium boil, stirring every 10 minutes, until the jam is very thick and of desired consistency. Mine took about 60 minutes. As the jam gets thicker you should make sure the heat is not too high and it does not burn, but stir continuously, until done.
{At this point I used my immersion blender just to break up some of the bigger pieces of fruit and to get a better consistency}

Pour into clean, sterilized jars and top with lids. Process in a water bath canner for 15 minutes. Remove and allow to cool over night before storing. 

I had it for breakfast on top of my French Toast.

Now I need to learn how to make scones.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

This Week in 2012,Week 47 {part 2}

This week had so much going on it needed two posts.

The tangerine harvest is coming to a close. Mr. R picked over 400 tangerines this week. After giving a big bag to each of our kids and eating them 5 at a time, everyday,  I will be making some tangerine marmalade next week and searching Pinterest and the internet for tangerine recipes.

When picking more tangerines, on Saturday, he had a little helper by his side.

Our eldest son and his family arrived from Arizona on Wednesday. Brent had planned a 20th Reunion Water Polo game and picnic with his high school team. It was great fun to see all the guys from his team, all grown up and with families of their own.

These are the guys that showed up to play.

and here they are with all their kids

All our boys played water polo in high school and played in this game so we had to get a brother photo. 

and to be fair, Michael's team won CIF 2 years later. Those were the glory years of the Stanley water polo dynasty {Ha! Ha!}

One high school sport reunion was not enough for this holiday weekend. Brent also played in the basketball team alumni game while here. It goes without saying that he had a lot of fun seeing old friends and playing two sports that were such a big part of his life.

you can see the next generation has basketball in their blood, too

I finished the piece I was working on from the curved piecing class at Sewing Summit. I made it into a pillow for a special friend and will be mailing it off next week.

Curved Pieced Pillow

I combined some straight line machine quilting on the corners and then added some hand quilting for definition,

straight line machine quilting

some hand quilting
backing the pillow with an envelope finish made with Summerville.
Backed with Summerville

The house is now quiet, as our son and his family have headed home to Arizona. It won't be long and they will be back again for an early Christmas celebration. I better get busy.