Well I'm not sure where that past week went... but "went" it certainly did and the end of January went with it. I've been to a couple of Pilates classes, I've done a little teaching of machine embroidery, some baking and quite a lot of knitting. I've also taken photographs most days, intending to do blog posts and then somehow haven't found the time and the moment passed.
At the beginning of the week I bought some beautiful pink grapefruit and for some reason remembered that in France they are called Pamplemousse... which sounds so much more exotic. Especially pamplemousse rose.
I used them to make more marmalade. Don't ask why... I just did. I now have about sixteen jars of marmalade in my cupboard which at current rates of consumption should last me the next sixteen years.
But it does look rather beautiful. Rich and golden, it is slightly darker than the orange marmalade I made the previous week and it has just a hint of pink about it. And today I used it to make a rather delicious good old fashioned marmalade cake, topped with a glace icing made from icing sugar and pink grapefruit juice. The bitterness of the grapefruit cuts through the sweetness of the icing giving a wonderful flavour. I can definitely recommend it.
Gateaux de pamplemousse rose!