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Why is Orange Jam called Marmalade?

Jam is made by boiling up fruit and sugar (and a setting agent, if necessary) and then putting it into jars to spread on toast.   This applies to any fruit you could name; strawberries, apricots, blackberries,  cherries, and more.  Marmalade is made by boiling up fruit and sugar (and a setting agent, if necessary) and then putting it into jars to spread on toast.  This apparently applies only to citrus fruit. So why on earth does marmalade have a fancy name when it’s just jam? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 28, 2012 in Why?

 

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If walls could talk, what would they say?

Walls are widely attributed with having ears, and being able to talk.  But who ever said they had eyes?

Being a wall must be hard, if you’ll forgive the pun.  Hearing things but not necessarily being able to understand them; being bumped, leaned on, and even drilled into sometimes; having your backside in a snowdrift and a burning hot radiator on your front.  I’d imagine it’s enough to drive one a little potty and wouldn’t be surprised if most were suffering serious paranoia issues. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 18, 2010 in Silly, What?

 

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