Mandarinas…

2006.Jul.17 Monday · 2 comments

in Food & Recipes

TangerinesBuenos Aires – …or tangerines as we would probably call them, and they’re beauties. It wouldn’t have seemed to me to be the season for them, but suddenly they’re appearing at fruit and vegetable stands all over the city. My local favorite spot had a couple of 6′ stacks of crates of them, and they were doing their best to sell them out quickly. AR$1.50 for two kilos, or roughly 11¢ per pound! I grabbed two kilos on the spot, these are about half of them, the other half went into a tangerine – honey – cinnamon marmalade (coarsely chopped a kilo of tangerines and one lemon in the food processor, then cooked over very low heat in a pot with a cup of honey, a cup of sugar, a teaspoon of cinnamon, and a pinch of salt). Who can pass something like that up? I need to find canning jars here – I’ve asked at several places and everyone looks at me like I’m insane – and then points me towards things like tupperware style containers. I can’t imagine that people don’t do home-canning in Argentina…

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bloguista July 21, 2006 at 00:12

Yes, we do canning at home. We just recycle any jar we have at home. Usually jam jars. Remember, we try to strech the peso as much as we can. I am now living in the US and I have to remind myself not to be wasteful with things.

dan July 23, 2006 at 00:58

Oh, I know I can do that. And for small batches it’s fine, but sometimes I like to make a large quantity of something and I’d like jars like Mason jars that can really be sterilized and heat sealed properly for long term storage. A local friend has pointed me to a store that looks like they have them – I’ll be checking it out this week and, if so, post the info.

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