The kitchen smells delicious today! We're getting ready for a big show in Cincinnati this spring: the Cincinnati Fine Food Show on April 17 and 18. Praline Syrup and Strawberry Lemonade are already bubbling on the stove. But we've got a newcomer that certainly tastes pretty good even before I cook it -
Logan's Irish Whiskey Marmalade!
My mother, Susan Logan, has always cherished her Irish roots. As a child, I remember wearing orange on St. Patty's Day to celebrate our Protestant roots - boy, was I black and blue from being pinched all day at school!
Mom always wanted a grandchild named after her. Susan or Logan would do! But it never happened. Then, as I've created new jams and named them, she STILL never received a namesake! I named Grandma Staffan's Pear Honey after my mother-in-law (she DID hand down this recipe), and Betty's Piccalilli is named after my paternal grandmother (not only is this her recipe, but she is responsible for teaching me how to can!)
Finally, dear Mother, on the 22nd day of February, 2010, you get SOMETHING named after YOU! An enjoyable way to put Irish whiskey on your toast! The Logan's will be proud, and I'll make sure to ship some of your marmalade to Uncle Scott, Aunt Sheila, and Aunt Marcy! Erin Go Bragh!