This blog is mainly a rambling kind of diary of the transition from smallholderwannabe to smallholder.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

I was just reading Angela's blog at Tracing Rainbows and was quite amused at Mrs Beeton's Toast Sandwich.  I followed the links to other articles about it:  This article talks about other austerity/wartime meals too.

This article included a further link to a recipe for carrot jam also by Mrs Beeton:
This promises two jars of jam for every pound of carrots used but uses lots of lemons.  I made carrot jam once and found that everybody liked it very much - until they were told it was made from carrots.  I liked it myself.  John Seymour has a recipe for carrot jam or was it carrot and lemon marmalade in one of his books.  I've made that too.  Next time I happen on a bargain bag of lemons, I must look the recipe out.
This is a link to apricot, carrot and almond jam from Dan Lepard. I like the sound of this one.  I remember carrot jam tasting something vaguely apricot-ish.


  • At 1:57 PM, Blogger Astra said…

    I was just about to dismiss carrot jam as 'to weird for me' but then you mentioned john seymour... if he did it then i guess i could give it a go lol

  • At 12:18 AM, Blogger Jo said…

    It tastes vaguely like apricot and I like apricots. It was my kids who objected when they learned what the jam was made from. They didn't like things moved into the wrong pigeonhole : )

    They've learned better now they are older.


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