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Why is orange marmalade made in Denmark.
There is no orange trees, there
A lot of other fruit trees, but no orange????

Well I will tell you

One would find oneself in the Danish kitchen, together with
Mom and grandma,( mor og bedstemor)
Helping making food, at all times of the year

One could find very dry oranges like in May through August
And then none
Christmas came around so mid December , we were able
To get oranges, mandarins, tangerines from
Israel, so they were called Jaffa oranges from the town Jaffa in
They were treasured and stretched for their uses
So they would last longer

I would help. As any other daughter in the family to make
Orange marmalade, by cutting the oranges, so they would fit in the
Hand powered grinder, where after that, the mixture would be mixed
With sugar, covered and then to be put on a shelf
In the cooold basement, 10 meter by 3 meter because . the refrigerator was not common yet (freezing temperatures outside)
Next to the pickeled beets, cucumbers, and homemade
Black currant marmalade from the gardens fresh berries

For little Vikings, a sugar cube was pressed in the little
Cut dad made on top, so little erik could get the juice
And sugar, sucking it through his teath


At Christmas the orange was poked with fresh clove
So the orange aroma was all through house
And also the decorative orange for Christmas

The zest is called for almost in all Scandinavian recipes
Cookies, crepes, aebleskiver, klejner
To the point my daughter says, yes orange again and cardamon
Cardamon probably because of the orange hint in the cardamon

That was the orange story

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