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LH 36: Secrets to a Good Marmalade

Welcome to Episode #36 of the Living Homegrown Podcast!

Today’s podcast is on the secrets behind making a good marmalade. 

I find people either love or hate marmalade.

But in most cases the people who think they hate it, really just have not tasted homemade marmalade.

Honestly, there is NO comparison between store-bought and homemade. A good marmalade is bursting with flavor and is a unique combo of sweet and sour that just dances on the tongue!

If you are someone who doesn’t think you like marmalade, I hope you at least listen so you have a better appreciation for what goes into making it. And hopefully you will get a chance to taste homemade yourself some day soon.

You learn:

  • How I prevent marmalade prep time overwhelm
  • The reason you MUST use organic fruit in your marmalade
  • The trick for getting the peel to be the perfect texture
  • What one ingredient prevents further peel cooking in an instant
  • Top equipment recommendations that make the process easier
  • The secret to getting proper suspension in the jar

Resources & Links Mentioned:

Marmalade: Sweet and Savory Spreads for a Sophisticated Taste* by Elizabeth Field



Click here for the full transcript for Episode #36 


For More About This Podcast Series:

Check out podcast Episode 00 to get:

  • The whole scoop on what this podcast series is all about
  • My background, experience & training
  • What to expect going forward

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About the Author:

Theresa Loe is the founder of Living Homegrown® and the Canning Academy® and is the Co-Executive Producer & Canning Expert on the national PBS gardening series, Growing A Greener World®. Theresa homesteads on just 1/10th of an acre in Los Angeles with her husband, two teenage boys and several disorderly but totally adorable chickens. Learn more about Living Homegrown here and about the Canning Academy here.