cytoxan discounts codes what is hoodia in green tea amoxicillin no prescription needed can you double the dose of claritin amaryl canada no prescription aygestin roche precio argentina buy viagra professional with e check generic zyban no prescription actonel online overnight shipping buy us antivert online pharmacy efectos secundarios del paxil 20 mg lexapro coupons deals buy robaxin discount pulmicort coupons discounts pharmacy has best price digoxin abana limited india safe place order ophthacare flagyl 500mg ivpb royal blue pillbox hat order generic viagra jelly januvia eu spc online pharmacy belize city belize where do i buy hytrin buy alligator meat wholesale unicure remedies pvt. ltd viagra nolvadex legal canada is generic lisinopril available in usa common birth control pills brand names jogos do friv 10000 hoodia visa what is chlamydia treatment xenical roche orlistat promethazine pills gg 225 effects keflex antibiotics 500mg nitroglycerin iv rxlist online buy aristocort main forum compare prices purinethol zyprexa 5 mg tablet best viagra super prices active uk online drug shop missed sustiva dose no prescription etodolac sale where to buy duetact drugs online side effects of shatavari capsules noroxin uk buy premarin drugs online purchases cytotec price in quiapo bactroban cream used for hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg para que es can you get a buzz from depakote mifeprex misoprostol buy suprax for sale usa cleocin gel sublingual dosage clozaril suppliers overseas side effects from taking synthroid what is amitriptyline prescribed for pharmacy buy drugs acivir cleocin 40 mg pharmacy dosage of clomiphene for men buy ephedraxin 50 buy generic claritin d 24 hour side effects of abilify withdrawal is generic plavix from canada safe cephalexin dosage for uti in dogs what pain medication can i take with mobic generic version unisom class action lawsuit zoloft pregnancy roxithromycin tablets on line to buy ciproxin 500 mg side effects lariam australia price side effects of lamisil once motrin 800 mg ingredients teva-amoxicillin 500mg side effects ventolin evohaler patients cheap actos medication online active ingredients in male enhancement drugs purchase viagra pills generic brand name for ortho tri cyclen community resources for independent living inc buy nolvadex online cheap mexico online pharmacy order differin trusted viagra sites uk bactroban without prescriptions prednisone for dogs with allergies voltaren rapid over the counter cheap canadian lipothin no prescription is wellbutrin generic effective lexapro 20 mg cost walmart post cycle therapy carafate voltaren without prescription medication tamoxifen side effects steroids can i buy atarax in europe is ibuprofen better than aspirin generic elocon us female cialis on line purchase all types haldol pills birth control pills emsam desyrel without a script generic erexin usa glimepiride with metformin india went off topamax gained weight generic cialis jelly cost vpxl purchase in canada no prescription metoclopramide dose in pregnancy lanoxin for sale methylprednisolone injection price in india bupropion hydrochloride reviews minocin medicine top 10 online plendil sites low cost myambutol aricept patent expiry uk goes you buy levitra super active in ireland canadian can hyzaar get you high cyproheptadine for cats how long to work doxazosin order on web hydrochlorothiazide canada protonix without a script celexa citalopram medication hotel villa cipro tripadvisor promethazine hydrochloride max dose why is weight gain a side effect of zoloft tenormin pills buy is mail order vpxl safe buy micronase for daily use snovitra super power delivery uk buy lamisil tablets mexico buy cialis online prescription where can i get voveran sr best place to buy prevacid in uk over the counter london online viagra januvia online legally wellbutrin vs cymbalta anxiety is there a generic equivalent for abilify viagara shipped without prescription purchase generic tricor ethionamide generic reviews diclofenac combination paracetamol can you order viagra plus lipitor discount card 2010 order viagra jelly overnight extendaquin for sale australia what is zoloft made up of buy lamictal uk order zoloft online without prescription zovirax 400 mg dosis accutane drug class compazine canadian online bupropion xl generic actavis brafix tablets uses cialis professional australia prednisolone over the couter motrin buy canada abilify medication interactions suprax dose pediatric buy online fda cialis ordering pyridium online best site for prilosec malegra dxt online cheap topamax fast mexico what dosage is cialis for daily use cialis professional for daily use canada where to find colchicine canadian pharmacy is there a shortage of methotrexate pills buy torsemide greece inderal visa herbal male erection pills tamoxifen mg usa online pharmacy revia mentat tablets online rite aid alli diet pills trazodone from courier delivery prescription traditional medicine for abortion can order cialis sublingual canada ordering starlix online pharmacy generic where to buy gasex online usa best site get kamagra soft best site get phenamax lasuna where do i buy viagra over the counter cheap singulair granules aceon buy online ireland bringing medications from mexico buy rumalaya forte online from usa como comprar livros no ipad 2 current price paxil hydrocortisone tablets 10mg side effects best natural viagra pills generic augmentin side effects topamax on the internet american vs canadian prescription drugs terramycin capsules for birds does viagra really work erection unisom drugs online purchases baclofen order online sale of lotrisone buying luvox in manchester alli prices usa atacand hct drug prices trileptal medicine vente de augmentin au quebec fluoxetine suppliers overseas speman next day order lipitor online without rx tenormin pill canadian buy pariet inhaler canada blue diamond shaped pill with 100 on one side what is prinivil prescribed for saw palmetto delivery london children benadryl price can you order aciclovir coumadin pills color can you get addicted to cymbalta reglan lawsuit deadline why has geriforte syrup been discontinued buy nolvadex 200 snorting percocet 512 can order bactroban online cozaar 25 mg tablet where to buy acai berry in the uk lipothin how does it work ventolin maximum dosage what is the drug solu medrol used for buying motrin for dogs diclofenac paracetamol tablets india dipyridamole buy online canada canada pharmacy exam aldactone online with out prescription generic mentat ds syrup ivermectin horse wormer for dogs order avodart no rx canadian pharmacy pharmacy that sells cardizem lamictal prices walgreens comprar alesse portugal requip tablets online minipress next day delivery what is zestoretic made of post cycle therapy cleocin liv standard contract of sale abilify side effects wiki non generic revatio losartan cough side effect beat way to order clomid how long to take cephalexin for uti cost claravis canada clomid success stories-pregnancy info sertraline hcl 50 mg oral tablet cialis kopen amsterdam where to buy tetracycline for cats prix du cialis 2 5mg en pharmacie minocin order by phone cialis sublingual no rx what are the side effects of long term use of citalopram relafen brand positioning adalat over the counter drugs generic buy benemid with paypal cheap viagra super active india doxycycline online without a receipt cheap flagyl er 750 mg can you get fertility drugs over the counter naprosyn over the couter amerimedrx viagra walmart cheap prescription drugs female viagra uk next day delivery buy over the counter ginseng online prednisolone 5mg tablets asthma no rx beconase aq online use of nitrofurantoin in pregnancy sale artane comprar remedio para emagrecer xenical dog morning after pill cost cialis malaysia store eurax cream on face buy rogaine 5 hong kong original zoloft online can order evista canada genuine haldol best price buy saw palmetto mg discount pharmacy mitchell canberra over the counter substitute for levothyroxine glycomet results forum maxaman weight gain how can i get doxycycline over the counter buy clozaril overseas low dose birth control mircette buy augmentin online no prescription canada alesse birth control effectiveness buy glucophage with visa keflex 100mg tablet twitter alli trippy brand levitra 40mg lipitor medicine online beat way to order synthroid genuine cialis online generic periactin us female viagra online order zyrtec drug store online zyprexa for men sale in uk what does hyaluronic acid best online pharmacy generic didronel online pharmacy no prescription needed proventil ovulation on clomid but no pregnancy avodart hair loss dosage prednisone information australia tamsulosin 0.4mg capsule buy chloramphenicol with paypal canada drugs avalide with prescription buy flagyl with paypal diabetes type 2 medication metformin buy vermox pills online purchase clozaril online prescription orlistat alli best place buy robaxin alli over counter weight loss pill buy levitra professional in singapore non prescription drugs that help concentration can you take shallaki daily how to order crestor online zyprexa discounts ordering effexor xr india dilantin kapseals discontinued side effects of relafen can you get high off omnicef what is purim about propecia 40 mg pharmacy pharmacy has best price viramune purchase haldol lowest price menosan uk buy what does the drug reminyl used to treat viagra gold 800mg provental tablets no rx what is lopressor can you buy dramamine patches over the counter gelpin sildenafilo nexium sold in canada get slim acai australia bactroban nombre comercial y generico trental delivery london how to import revia is escitalopram cheaper than lexapro allopurinol suppliers overseas buy celebrex patch brand levitra canadian pharmacy cymbalta in mexico what is the safest generic viagra buy abana 3 pharmacy benfotiamine tablets online buy anacin 200 best price for prevacid zyloprim how to buy how to take care of amaryllis bulb where to order antabuse order snovitra super power overnight what is the correct dosage of singulair xenical at boots speman discount voucher unisom australia pharmacy buy canada no prescription for benadryl how to purchase dramamine online nymphomax usa paxil cheap us pharmacy drugstore dupe russian red generic nizoral cream acheter du baclofene buy flagyl er mg online where to get kamagra oral jelly cozaar tablett 50 mg motrin 600 mg price buy viagra dapoxetine online celebrex 200 mg cheap where do i revatio in mexico lithium carbonate 100 mg cialis sublingual overnight pharmacy all types nitroglycerin pills order generic keftab moduretic now are there any over the counter antibiotics for a toothache where can i buy abortion pill in the philippines quickest metoclopramide drugstore beetle pictures free viagra sample uk approved cholestoplex for discount best drugstore mineral foundation for oily skin cost of erythromycin ophthalmic ointment generic propecia names fosamax 10 mg 28 tablet fast cefixime delivery buy abilify 2 mg ultra low dose chloramphenicol over counter urispas ampicillin pill shop discount code where to buy cheap generic septilin meclizine by mail cafergot online in uk canadian torsemide singulair price usa cheap viagra pills generic cytoxan shopping zyloprim tablets side effects when does celebrex become generic generic atorlip-20 uk paypal how much baclofen does it take to overdose propecia generico in italia buy levothroid paypal diovan capsules valsartan zoloft lawsuit in canada can i get benicar buy ambien online paypal asthma inhaler with prescription buy femara online uk no prescription minocycline 40 mg pharmacy order cymbalta online no prescription with a mastercard buy tadacip in usa what is a typical dose of synthroid for hypothyroidism alavert express canada what does deltasone do inflammatories order pyridium canada non prescription indocin pharmacy viagra over the counter ireland most common side effects of zyprexa no rx inderal online cost of cialis south africa zyprexa delivery uk what is roxithromycin tablets 150mg seroquel medication mail order cymbalta birth control online australia how to take zovirax for cold sores quoi de mieux que viagra comprar nizoral online valtrex coupons 2010 levitra tablets look like penegra 50 what is detrol tablets buy coumadin canada is exelon a good stock to buy long term effects of accutane usage indinavir daily use reviews avalide pas cher italie lortab 5 vs 7.5 can you order prednisone cheap deltasone erexin-v generic reviews resources for lady era erythromycin at discount pharmacies cheap metformin au rocaltrol for dogs buy how to take erexor mg best generic effexor xr review amaryl canada prescription imiquimod cream 5 side effects buy brand augmentin current price mircette what is best for back pain aleve or advil kangmei slimming tablets results mail order antibiotics tadapox looking for can buy diltiazem online clonidine uk boots reminyl usa cvs prices nolvadex pills online in the canada advair diskus pills buy online abilify dosage forms adalat phone orders fincar cost januvia prescription only prevacid vs prilosec for babies erexor for sale uk all types sumycin pills where can i buy avalide avalide medication assistance plavix generic uk best generic cordarone sites generic floxin in usa lowest priced aciphex indian generics online augmentin kamagra in the uk advair diskus tablets price comments on the diet pill allie cheap minocycline 100 mg where can i get eldepryl pills what does tetracycline hydrochloride do better than femcare how to reduce the side effects of metformin canadian allies 2011 mail-order levitra super active ortho tri cyclen inactive ingredients toprol xl reviews aricept uses medication cheapest inderal in the uk what does rocaltrol do toprol xl cheap price abilify com patient assistance where to requip ultra low dose cephalexin triamterene hctz 75 50 side effects zyvox shipping overseas cost of coumadin therapy maximum dose of wellbutrin xl pharmacies course sri lanka where can i get kamagra in india how much is toradol without insurance buy reglan overseas astelin cheap price can i take viagra and cialis at the same time female cialis next day shipping average wholesale price drugs 2012 where purchase toprol xl where can i buy buffered aspirin uk purchase doxazosin discount canadian pharmacy blopress cheap pyridium pills drugs how long does it take for the side effects of lisinopril to go away where to buy acai 100 himcocid online legally buy generic kamagra gold claritin best price canada where can i get anafranil buying korean ginseng in korea buy bactroban boots pharmacy cytotec precio buy erythromycin antibiotic bacterial infections prescription ordering penegra buy flomax generic canada zoloft online canadian maximum dose of lisinopril daily recommended dose of augmentin for uti dostinex dosage men safe place order cymbalta propranolol dosage for high blood pressure fenofibrate 160 mg picture can you buy propecia in japan side effects of amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium 875 mg nolvadex tamoximed order cepro and deliver fast what does generic tegretol look like cipla medpro jobs brand name detrol online flonase 50 mg side effects order non generic promethazine pletal delivery london alesse spain over counter colospa suppliers overseas trihexyphenidyl dosage forms differin cream 0.1 w/w dipyridamole modified release capsules levitra super active pills buy online yagara overnight pharmacy trihexyphenidyl hydrochloride uses buy clozaril online pharmacy nymphomax generic reviews how to use voltaren emulgel cvs mail order pharmacy locations purchase danazol plendil limited india z pack side effects heart pharmacy diet pills cleocin gel lawsuit settlements diflucan online discount prescription order non generic ephedraxin bystolic online uk purchase trental pills orlistat over counter canada pilex himalaya use buy benicar from mexico online hospital pharmacy jobs can i buy nizoral 2 over the counter how to take azithromycin 250 mg for chlamydia blue cross blue shield michigan mail order prescriptions cialis sublingual shelf life where can i get acai berry in stores in australia pilex on line for sale no script genuine albendazole best price cipla field call password erythromycin uk online revatio overseas baclofen dosage for dogs yasmin birth control generic ocella rosuvastatin website pill identifier mestinon with no rx
Know how

Article categories

Grow your own

Whatever the scale of your ambitions or plot you'll find something useful here.

Make your own

Reduce your footprint by making your own, from knitting to soap-making to adorning your home.

Livestock and pets

Find out about rearing livestock from the farm to the garden, and doing the best for your pets.

Energy efficiency and construction

Discover how to adapt, change and even build your own home to enable you to tread more lightly upon the planet.

Cooking, preserving and home brewing

From the home brewery to ambitions of chefly grandeur. Find out how to do it all here and really taste the difference.

Wild food

Subsidise the larder in a sustainable way. From fishing, to shooting, to foraging safely, find it among these articles.

Conservation and the environment

Conserve our world for future generations. See how you can help in these pages.


From shopping with a conscience to building your own enterprise. Find advice and encouragement among these pages.

Everything else

Sometimes the diversity of downsizing can throw up an unusual topic.


Past editorial items from the downsizer front page.

You are here: Home arrow Articles arrow Cooking, preserving and home brewing arrow Easy Marmalade


Easy Marmalade

Written by cab

Home made marmalade for the idle...

I love marmalade, but I'm lazy. All of that cutting the zest off the pith, sorting out the pips and stuff, that just isn't for me.

So over the last few years I've been looking for quicker, easy marmalade recipes. Here I present my own fast and easy method, with pictures.

Step 1: First, catch your oranges

Seville oranges are in season early in the year. They're bitter, hard-ish, practically inedible little fellows, but they're quite amazingly tasty when cooked.

Heres a pan load, thats about four and a half pounds in weight, in a pressure cooker, to which I've also added a pint and a half of water:

Step 2: Kill your oranges

In a pressure cooker, the Seville orange dies after about 20 minutes on full pressure. Add only a pint and a half of water per four and a half pounds of fruit, thats enough to fill a Prestige high dome without over-filling it with liquid.

Let the pressure cooker cool down fully before the next bit; thats important, as the cooling time is very much part of the time you're using to cook the oranges. When its cool, pour through a collander into your preserving pan; add another pint and three quarters of water to the preserving pan, and put it aside.

If you're doing it in a big pan and not a pressure cooker, put in seven and a half pints of water to four and a half pounds of oranges and boil it for about 3 hours. Take the oranges out.

Step 3: Slice up your oranges and squeeze out the pips

The oranges should be cool and wet. Stick your finger through the skin of the orange as you pick it up, and let it drain into the juice. Then rip out its guts and squeeze them onto the pile of shreddings, retaining the pips in your hand. Put the pips in one pile, guts and skin in the other (should look rather like this):

Step 4: Boil the pips

Put the pips in your preserving pan with all the liquid and boil them, hard as you like, for ten minutes or so. This really helps to set the marmalade. Looks pretty grim this bit, rather like this:

After ten minutes boiling, strain out the seeds and save the juice.

Step 5: Dump it all in the pan and boil like hell

Put the pulp and shreds into the pan, with the sugar. Lots of sugar. For four and a half pounds of seville oranges use nine pounds of sugar, the juice of three lemons (really needs this, it boosts the taste and helps the set) and a knob of butter to stop scum forming.

Heres what half of the sugar looks like:

And heres what the pan load looks like after adding in the butter:

Boil it now. Really go to town, boil it hard till its ready to set. Use whichever setting test you prefer. I use my jam thermometer to get it to about 105C, but I'd never put it into the jars until I've also got the juice to form a wrinkly crust on the back of a cold spoon.

And while it is boiling, make sure you get on with step 6/

Step 6: Sterilise your jars and lids!

This recipe makes a big pile of marmalade, and you want it to last. Pour boiling water into each of your jars (I found this batch made 17 jars this year), and into a bowl with your lids, then pour out the water and put the lids and jars into an oven at about 105C.

Step 7: Be patient

The marmalade is ready to set, but it isn't yet ready to pour into jars. Let it cool down until when you stir it the rind doesn't all float to the top. Then when you bottle it you won't end up with it settling out.

Step 8: Pour into jars, cover, and cap

Take your jars out of the oven, pour the marmalade in (sterilise a jug and use that to begin with, until the preserving pan is less full and you can pour directly), cover with paper discs (we use greaseproof paper cut into discs, but you can buy special wax paper thingies), and screw the top on. Here us half way through:

Step 9: Cool, clean, label

Let it get completely cool, and then take a damp cloth and wash off any spills. Dry it, label it, and pack away. Thats your marmalade for the year all good and dealt with!

And if that wasn't easy enough for you...

This one (submitted to our forum by Lottie, and since then it has become clear that many others use this one) may be even easier!

Dorothy Sleightholmes 'Busy Woman Marmalade'

4 seville oranges
1 large juicy orange
1 large lemon
6 pints water
5lb sugar

Half the fruit, squeeze out the juice and add to 5 pints water

Put the pips into a jug with another pint of tcold water and leave overnight.

Mince the fruit halves, or food processor it; be gentle, don't pulp it down, you want some shreds (don't you?). Add that top the five pints of water with the jucie and leave all of that for a good day or so.

Add the water from the pips to the mush, cook till pulpy, add the sugar and cook till setting point is reached. Bottle as for any jam or marmalade.