Marmalade season comes early…

homemade marmalade on toast

Paddington, eat your heart out!

Paddington the movie: I haven’t enjoyed a movie so much since, oh, Interstellar just a couple of weeks ago. But in such a very different way.

The bear movie is pure delight – I laughed all the way through and even shed the odd tear (of joy) – so what more appropriate way to mark it than by knocking up a quick batch of homemade marmalade?

January is normally marmalade season in my house, when the local greengrocer has bitter Seville oranges on offer. But my 2014 batch ran out a few weeks ago (poor planning) so for the first time EVER I went off-piste with a new recipe. Risky, yes. Worth it? 100%.

Pink grapefruit and lemon glows with a pinky orange tinge and its bitterness zings on the tongue. Perfect on toast for breakfast alongside a cup of jasmine green tea.

Thanks for the inspiration, Paddington. Watch the Paddington trailers on YouTube here.