Sunday, January 20, 2008
Marmalade Boiling in Vats
Imagine your kitchen
Filled with the fragrant fumes of steaming marmalade
All ready for pouring into waiting pots.
Saucer samples sit on the counter cooling off , ready for tasting.
32 shiny glass pots await the sweet golden liquid.
Should last the year if you don't give too many away
In British kitchens this winter
Housewives open up their secret recipes
Golden marmalade to chase the blues away.
Only bitter-sweet Seville oranges will do,
From faraway sunny Spain.
But we too must have marmalade and can't exist without it.
Look to Canada my friend and Greaves in Niagara on the Lake.
Canadian master marmalade makers with a secret recipe.
Seville oranges aren't readily available in these parts.
A few small jars sit on the shelves at the Mustardseed Market,
But they're from France and expensive.
Spread on toast and the peel is chunky and hard.
Greaves knows where to get the right stuff.
Contacts in England keep them supplied with the little Seville golden globes.
Imagine mornings and the aroma of marmalade boiling below you in vats.
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