Smells and tastes have a very strong power to evoke memories of an event or place. In these days of India nostalgia I made an orange marmalade we tasted for the first time quite exactly a year ago. It is very flavorful as it contains, besides oranges, ginger, cinnamon and a vanilla bean. I’m glad to say that I found the right dose for the additional ingredients so that they don’t overpower the taste of the oranges, but support it nicely in the background.
I like my marmalade to have a chunky texture, so I very slightly blended the mixture to make it come together, but kept the orange peel pieces as they were. Cinnamon and vanilla are optional flavors, but I’d definitely recommend adding at least the ginger as it gives a slight tanginess to the marmalade that cuts the sweetness and enriches the aftertaste.
—-N.B THIS POST CONTAINS A GIVEAWAY FOR OUR FINNISH FOLLOWERS!—-
As you know, we have a real passion when it comes to preparing delicacies with wild food and trying to bottle up all the amazing smells and flavors of the forest (like with our Spruce Tip Herbal Liqueur or The Lingonberry Forest Liqueur). That is why when we discovered VilliVesi we were so glad to collaborate with them. The values of Villi Vesi immediately resonated with us as they only use natural ingredients, 100% recycled plastic for their bottles, sustainable energy and have zero carbon footprint on the planet! Despite being so good on their own, we still developed some great cocktails and mocktails using their Blueberry & Spruce Tip, Juniper & Lemon and Apple & Ginger flavored carbonated waters. We really hope you’ll like these recipes and try to recreate them at home, we really put our hearts in these and can guarantee you we absolutely love the result!
What’s the difference between antipasto and aperitivo? And what is apericena? Discover the meaning of these terms on our blogpost! We’ll further reveal a Nordic family secret recipe and guide you to excellent food and drink pairings. Enjoy your reading!
A signature Nordic homemade liqueur, an aromatic Lingonberry Forest Liqueur and the recipe for a Nordic Lingonberry Aperitivo. With these recipes I wanted to be able to “bottle up”, so to speak, this memory of walking on a brisk autumn day in the forest with my grandma with buckets full of lingonberries.