It definitely feels like Fall with the crisp, cool air in the morning and the bountiful harvest from the garden. Fall is one of my favourite seasons because a) there are no pesky bugs! b) I love the cool, comfortable evenings, c) I love being able to wear jeans and a sweater, d) The Fall fashions are displayed in stores and magazines (need I say more?), and d) It’s time to use up all that amazing produce from the garden!
Whether you choose to cook with the vegetables you harvest from the garden or preserve or freeze for Winter use, Fall harvesting time is an exciting time of the year! Nothing beats apple picking with the family and enjoying some quality family time or whipping up some butternut squash soup to enjoy on a chilly evening! Yes, Fall is definitely one of my favourite seasons!
With the apples from our farm, there’s always lots of applesauce, apple pie, apple cake, apple crumble to make. This Apple Cranberry Crisp from the Life Made Delicious site is absolutely scrumptious! Not only does it taste amazing, but it makes the house smell so warm and inviting as well!
We have tons of squash on our farm too, so there’s no shortage of curried butternut squash soup, or other squash recipes. This Butternut Squash Ravioli is something I would like to make in the upcoming weeks!
Check out some of the zucchini from our garden this year!
Zucchini bread, chocolate zucchini brownies, chocolate zucchini cake, ratatouille, zucchini fritters, zucchini lasagna, Spaghetti Squash Spaghetti, soups…You name it, I made it! I even prepped and froze a few freezer bags full of zucchini for the Winter! Zucchini just happens to be one of my 4 year old’s favourites! I had almost exhausted all my zucchini recipes when my Mother-in-law mentioned zucchini marmalade.
My Mother-in-law didn’t give me her amazing recipe, but only said that there were 4 cups of zucchini, 1 orange, and 6 cups of sugar. I attempted to make the marmalade without a recipe, and with only what was committed to memory. The funny thing is I absolutely HATED marmalade growing up. I seem to have acquired a taste for it while living on the farm! The zucchini marmalade pairs really nicely with my Mother-in-law’s freshly baked biscuits or homemade bread. I’m not much of a bread eater, but this stuff is so good together!
- 4 cups zucchini shredded, grated, or put in the food processor (with peel on)
- 1 orange with peel on
- 5 cups sugar (my MIL said 6, but I reduced it by 1 cup. Trying to find alternative sweetener or a way to reduce the amount of sugar added)
- Wash/clean zucchini. In a food processor, chop up zucchini. I actually just grate the zucchini with a box grater.
- Wash orange, cut into segments and remove seeds. Chop up orange with peel in food processor.
- In a saucepan, add zucchini, orange, and sugar. Boil for 10-15 minutes, let thicken. Mine didn't look like it was going to set, but it did eventually.
- Spoon or ladle marmalade in jelly jars/mason jars.
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