"I started photographing my domestic world and writing not just about what I had made,
but why I made it, examining the thoughts that accompany creativity and the act of making."
Jane Brocket from The Gentle Art of Domesticity p. 189 UK edition

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Sweet Lemon Valentine's Day





One rosy morning this week I gathered the ingredients together to make lemon marmalade.  Jennifer inspired me with her tangelo marmalade. Like a sailor scared of getting scurvy, I have been desperately hungering for citrus fruit.  Lemons, little orbs of sunshine, in the middle of winter called to me.  I hoped they would chase away the scratchy throat and headache I caught. They didn't or haven't yet at least.  I missed swimming with my friend, Teresa, all week!

My oldest daughter thinks she is the one who caught and brought this virus home.  She, her two oldest daughters, ages eight and six, and I are thankfully the only ones who caught it...and are getting better s.l.o.w.l.y. with a little sneezing and froggy sounding voices and coughs from two of us.

But, thanks to cyberspace I'm not exposing you to our illness by offering you wishes for a Happy Valentine's Day and a lovely week ahead :)

Gracie xx
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20 comments:

  1. Hi Gracie, your lemon marmalade looks so good. I have a bowl of lemons so maybe I should try and make some. I do hope you feel better soon. Hugs to you on this weekend, Pat :)

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  2. Oh sweet Gracie, you seem to have caught lots of bugs and virus' this winter. I hope your citrusy goodness can help cure your throat and headache. You poor thing. Your marmalade sure does look delicious. I'm wishing you a sweet and happy Valentine's day too. Love you bunches.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  3. I hope you're feeling better, dear Gracie! I want to comment on so many things - the little valentine heart tree, the pink teapot, the doilies, the marmalade. Oh, I just love coming here!
    Amalia
    xo

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  4. Sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well. Lemon is pretty much yummy any way you serve it up and adds to whatever you put it on. A nice scone would go perfect with your marmalade, along with a hot cup of tea. We've been eating lots of tangerines. They are so sweet right now. Happy Heart Day! Tammy

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  5. Dear Gracie, you take care of yourself and rest my friend. I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day. You are a treasure.
    Meredith

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  6. Happy Valentine's Day Gracie. I spotted a book in the back right corner of your second photo, Sailor Bear. We have this book, and I remember reading it to my older children. I wonder where it is now. Wishing you a speedy recovery. x

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  7. Hello Gracie - sorry you poorly. Hope you get well.soon. Lemon marmalade sounds yummy. Take care Anne x

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  8. Sending you love today. Jo x

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  9. It's cold and snowy here, so citrus sounds perfect.
    Hope you feel better soon!

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  10. Are you sure I can't catch that virus from the computer? :)
    Orange marmalade---hmmmm, I have a large supply of mandarins on my tree. Maybe I should make some marmalade. Usually I make berry jams and I haven't tried marmalade yet.
    I hope you are feeling better now.

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  11. I'm really sorry that you caught this last illness.. you have weathered so many of those this winter. Time for you to build up some immunities! I admire you for making the lemon marmalade. I love orange marmalade so much I need to try it. I've really missed you at swimming.. I hope you're better next week. I won't be there on tomorrow as I have a board meeting in the afternoon.

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    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  12. Oh Gracie may you all feel a lot better when you read this and may me sending healing vibes all the way across the world bring you all some happiness in your week xoxoxo

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  13. Hi Gracie. Sorry some of you have caught the dreaded bug. It sure hit this family hard! Maybe those lovely lemons will help kick it to the curb for you. If you lived near me, I would certainly share my crop of citrus with you!!!
    Take care and feel better! And so glad to hear your SIL is home and doing well.
    xo Kris

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  14. Hope you feel better soon. Your marmalade sounds yummy! I've got a bit of a cold. Just got off prednisone and am able to breath better but may have caught a cold or it's allergies. If it's not one thing it's another. Megan is feeling much better which is a good thing. Hope your week gets better, my friend! Happy Valentine's Day as well! {*}

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  15. I'm so sorry you got this virus my dear friend ... Hope you get better before your birthday gets here. I hope I can see you this month. The marmalade sounds so yummy . Hope you feel better soon. I can see someone your projects on past posts and you are making great progress in some really pretty projects. Hope to see you soon and miss you dear friend. Happy Valtunes to you ❤️❤️❤️

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  16. Sending get well wishes your way, Gracie. I hope this bug doesn't keep you down too long. xo

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  17. So sorry you have caught a virus dear Gracie....I send you healing wishes and hope you get well soon (and your little ones there too). Such delicious looking marmalade, I love lemony things very much. Take care and I hope your week gets better and better.
    Helen xox

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  18. I have never heard of lemon marmalade it does sound so good. We had a visitor this week who bought us some homemade marmalade it was such a treat! Your view and home look so special for valentines day! Sarah x

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  19. Lovely photos. The lemon marmalade sounds delicious. Hope you feel better soon! Prayers and get wishes are sent your way. Take care!

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  20. Lots of bugs doing the rounds here in Scotland as well. Your lemon marmalade looks just beautiful and I bet it's delicious. I hope you feel much better by now, and keep on consuming citrus!

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