After days of work trying to turn my homegrown Chinotto oranges into marmalade, I realized that this was a job requiring hardware - real hardware, not the delicate tools of the kitchen. This required power tools.
I wanted to find the perfect balance between fruit and vegetable, something simple so the colors and flavors enhanced each other like Ying and Yang, Popeye and Olive Oyl, Yogi and Boo-Boo, and I wanted children to enjoy the taste too.
The incredibly sweet and juicy Honeybell tangelos are in right now. They are also known as Minneola tangelos and Honeybell oranges, although they aren’t oranges at all, but are a hybrid of a tangerine and grapefruit. And they make the best marmalade.
'Tis the season for quality citrus. Let the distinctive aroma and taste of oranges, lemons, and grapefruits in the form of homemade marmalade whisk you away from the cold, dark days of winter in New England to memories of warmer seasons and places.