this is orange marmalade
*Today I was sick and just not feeling so hot - so toast sounded like a good option. Sometimes I forget about toast because it is so simple but when I'm sick and just want some comfort, it's what I crave - which goes to show how truly essential toast is. My daily toast.
*Spread with a newly-opened jar of Blue Chair Orange-Cardamom marmalade. Did you know that for the first 18 years of my life, I would not eat ANY fruit spreads except for orange marmalade? Actually, when I was really young, I refused to eat ALL fruit spreads, but then when I was 12 or 13 or 14 or so, at a hole-in-the-wall breakfast place in Hong Kong where the walls were concrete and the plates were plastic, I had a bite of thick, fluffy white toast with a 1-inch-thick slab of butter, smothered in orange marmalade and served up hot, and I decided then that orange marmalade was delicious.
*During my second summer in Northern Ireland, I stayed at the house of a cheery old woman named Lorraine who kept frozen yorkshire puddings, a large jar of orange marmalade, and a large jar of lemon marmalade in her fridge. In the mornings, when there was no one in the house except for Lorraine's cats and me, I would heat up a yorkshire pudding and eat it with orange marmalade or should I say - eat orange marmalade with a yorkshire pudding?
*Anyhow, this orange-cardamom marmalade is especially tasty because of the added spice and the fact that there are LARGE pieces of rind in it. Also, Blue Chair Jam is local and Rachel Saunders, the founder of Blue Chair, is just a pretty cool woman.