This will be my first post, please keep in mind that I am not a native English speaker so I might make mistakes please let me know if there is anything that you do not understand.

It is now the Mandaline and Tangerine time in my newfound home town Bodrum.
There is a great rush to collect the fruits before the frosts to come in the following weeks.
This is the time when we collect the fruits and rush into the kitchen to prepare our jams, preserves and marmalades. Here is a recipe from my family where my ancestors link  to Trace, the European land portion in Turkey now.

Orange Preserve

Ingredients ;

Peels of 6 -7 Oranges
Needle and cooking thread
3 Cups of Granulated Sugar
1 Cup Orange Juice
2 Table Spoons of Lemon Juice

Directions ;

Peel the Oranges or the GrapeFruits as on the photo below.

Make a long neclace like the Hawaian Flowers with the oranges as on the photo below.
Soak all the necklaces you made in fresh water overnight. In the morning take the necklaces out of the water and place them in a cooking pot and cover them with the sugar let it stay like that for a day or so. The next day pour in the orange juice and cook the necklaces for about 1 hour, cool it down and do the same thing 3 times.
At the last step add the lemon juice cook for about 10 minutes more, cool it down and pour it into the jars.
They make great gifts :)

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  1. Really nice Asli! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Nice start Aslı - looking forward to the next one.