I have a weakness for sweet preserves but then again, this probably is no surprise since I have been writing mostly about sweets.
I grew up in Malaysia and we always just had store bought jam.
I didn’t realize how amazingly good fresh jams and jellies could be until I went to college in Oregon and tasted homemade strawberry jam for the first time.
I visited Seville, Spain years ago and one of my favorite memories about that gorgeous city are the wonderful orange tree lined streets. The aromatic fragrance from the trees coupled with the Moorish architecture makes it one of the most beautiful cities I have ever visited.
“Sevillano” oranges have a high pectin content which helps jams set properly, so they are ideal for making marmalade.