A Birthday, Marmalade and Cookies

13 Jan

It seems appropriate that today, my Dear Dad’s birthday, I have spent much of the day making marmalade. Dad was the marmalade maker in our house and I used to help him when I was quite young. The smell of the oranges boiling is so evocative of lovely times.

I spent the rest of the day baking cookies for our decorators, ColourGirlz, who start tomorrow on the hall, stairs and landing. I have used an old family recipe but adapted it by adding cinnamon and dried cherries as a very dear friend does. She takes them on long car journeys and they are very much appreciated.

Cinnamon Oat Crunchies with Cherries


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10 responses to “A Birthday, Marmalade and Cookies

  1. commonprose

    January 17, 2020 at 6:01 pm

    Inspired! May need to bake some cookies today!

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 30, 2020 at 7:29 pm

      Your adaptation of the basic recipe has been very well received. 🙂

  2. Heyjude

    January 13, 2020 at 10:21 pm

    Have you used Colourgirlz before? Can you recommend them? I need my whole house decorating plus some artex skimming over.

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 14, 2020 at 9:30 am

      We have and they are brilliant! Their work is immaculate and they are fun to have around. They were going to do the outside in September but the relentless rain means it has been postponed to May! We certainly recommend them. 🙂

      • Heyjude

        January 14, 2020 at 11:23 am

        Thanks. It’s always difficult when you move somewhere and don’t know the trades people. I shall give them a call once I have got the electrics sorted!

  3. beth

    January 13, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    What a wonderful way to honor your dad

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 13, 2020 at 10:12 pm

      Yes, it feels very special. He is with me in spirit whenever I make marmalade. 🙂

  4. utesmile

    January 13, 2020 at 9:02 pm

    How much marmalade you did wow!

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 13, 2020 at 10:10 pm

      Another batch tomorrow then we have enough for the year for us and some for Daughter No 1. 🙂


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