The trees in Phoenix are full of citrus. I’ll juice oranges and lemons, freezing it with a bit of zest in ice cube trays for cooking for the next few months. And I tried my hand at making marmalade:

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Marmalade season

Marmalade season

Marmalade season

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Canning really is a better idea with other people. Without fail — there is too much going on and I seem to goof up the timeline when I do this alone. Also, I burned the tar out of my hands, and the grapefruit marmalade is runny. The spoon in the freezer trick worked for the second batch.

Like anything, I’m learning with practice. And we have enough jam to last us a lifetime.