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Orange Marmalade with Champagne


Elegant and Sophisticated Marmalade, February 7, 2006

If a marmalade can be elegant and sophisticated then MacKay's Orange Marmalade Preserves with Champagne meets those requirements. The delicate orange peel lingers mercilessly in cane sugar, lemon juice and Champagne, living only for the moment you spread this marmalade on toast or scones.

This is a superior marmalade and well worth ordering. It may be necessary to order four at a time because this is now a breakfast favorite and my husband keeps insisting that I share.

This summer, we will try this with a sponge cake!

~The Rebecca Review


Make Your Own French Toast

French toast was originally created by the French to

use up day-old bread and is usually served with maple syrup

in America. Make regular French toast by substituting milk

for the 1/3 cup orange juice in the dipping batter.  




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Orange Butter

1/2 cup butter, softened

1 tablespoon clover honey

2 teaspoons frozen orange concentrate

1 teaspoon orange zest, chopped

1/4 cup confectioners' sugar


Dipping Batter

3 large eggs

1 cup fat-free or reduced fat (2%) milk

1/3 cup orange juice

1 1/2 teaspoons dark brown sugar

1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Pinch salt


9 thin slices day-old French bread

2 teaspoons butter for frying

Confectioners' sugar



1.  Orange butter: In medium bowl with a wooden spoon, mix

     butter, honey, frozen concentrate, orange zest and  

     confectioners' sugar. 

2.  Batter: In large bowl, whisk eggs, milk, orange juice, brown  

     sugar, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt until well blended.

3.  Heat a griddle or frying pan and melt 1 teaspoon butter at a time. Dip

     bread quickly into egg mixture on both sides being careful not

     to let bread soak, then fry until lightly browned on each side. 

4.  Serve with orange butter and a dusting of sugar.

Hint: Slice the orange and serve with kiwi slices as an edible 

     garnish on each plate. When lemons and oranges have had the 

     zest removed they may also be sliced and frozen for use in 

     drinks and punch. The orange butter is also excellent with rolls.

     Makes 9 slices.






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Nutmeg Grinder



Freshly Grated Nutmeg, December 22, 2006

Mr. Dudley's Nutmeg Grinder is surprisingly easy to use and looks beautiful on your countertop. Two packages of nutmeg can be stored in this grinder. One whole nutmeg goes in the center, where a spring-loaded press keeps the nutmeg close to the stainless steel plate at the base. The handle on the top is especially comfortable. Now you can add the delicious aroma and flavor of nutmeg to drinks (eggnog coffee, tea, cocoa), deserts (anything with whipped cream) and recipes. 

Legend has it that if you keep whole nutmeg in your kitchen, your marriage will last. Would keeping 10 whole nutmeg seeds work even better? I'm willing to give it a try, although I think Nutmeg creates warm comforting aromas and adding nutmeg to your baking is sure to make your cooking seem more nurturing.

The main advantage of this grinder is that you can store eight or more nutmegs in the container. I've wanted one of these for years and finally decided to take a chance on this one. I must say I'm very happy with the purchase and a bag of nutmeg was included as a nice surprise.

~The Rebecca Review








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