- Have a night out dancing with the girls
- Learn to screen print
- Go and see a matinee film on my own
- Learn how to free motion embroidery on my fancy machine
- Have a weekend away with my other half
- Go to an auction and have the courage to buy something
- Set up an Etsy shop
- Learn to crochet
- Make marmalade...
All lovely things with a strong crafting theme!
So as I was informed that Seville oranges were in season I needed to crack on with making some marmalade. "Why", as Cal asked, well mainly because I wanted to know how to and you can't beat a thick slice of toast smothered in butter and marmalade in the cold weather.
Obviously I used the delia recipe, and dusted off my Kenwood and used one of its fancy attachments for the first - so although the magic juicer made short work of de-juicing the oranges it took at least an hour to cut up all the rinds!
After simmering for two hours I squeezed my bag of pips and pith (made from a square of muslim) and added the sugar and a mini bottle of Jack Daniels.
Half an hour later and saucer test said it was ready.
And if I say so myself - its bloomin lovely! I have 6 jars which should last for a good few months!