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Lemon marmalade

Friday, October 7, 2016 16:11
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lemon marmalade Oct 16 1

As part of our efforts to free up freezer space, I took out 3 bags of lemon skins (we save them rather than throw them out) and boiled them up today. They are currently straining and will be made into marmalade tomorrow. We will be doing more checks on the freezers over the next couple of weeks to use up whatever we can. I know there are bags of soft fruit in one of the freezers which can be made into jam. It will be interesting to see what else we have waiting to be used.

Until 2009 I was working in London, UK, but I gave it up to pursue a life of self-sufficiency. My aim is to grow or forage for all my food, produce my own power and live a healthier and greener lifestyle. I left London to return to my home village of Sunniside, near Newcastle, in the North East of England. I have a couple of plots of land there as well as the garden of my house. Our village is a commuter area for Newcastle but we are surrounded by countryside which we use for picking wild foods. My mission in life is to show that it is possible to live well without destroying the planet in the process. I am also keen to ensure knowledge of historic recipes and cooking is kept alive. I regularly try out recipes from old cookbooks using the food we have grown. I make videos about our progress and about how to cook home-grown foods. These can be viewed on

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