I enjoy making jams and jellies, and I especially enjoy marmalade time, because it's specifically a New Year thing. No shilly shallying about. If I miss the Seville oranges in the shops, then that's it, until next year. Unless of course I resort to buying tins of prepared marmalade oranges, and I wouldn't dream of doing that!
This year I have been more ambitious than usual and made three different sorts of marmalade. Dundee - as always, three fruit (grapefruit, orange and lemon), and for the second year running, Sarah Raven's dark dark marmalade, made entirely with dark muscovado sugar. It's a bit of a faff but more than worth the effort, producing a deep treacly preserve, with a distinct flavour. It's really very good, very rich, and worth seeking out the recipe.