Colour me orange

Seville oranges
well washed
still glistening with water drops

Cooked until tender
Fragrant citrus smells in the kitchen
Cut to reveal their gorgeousness

Taking time
to admire texture and patterns

Remove the pulp and pips
cut the soft rind into chunky pieces

Ladle the cooked marmalade into jars

My favourite breakfast
on my favourite plate.

The simplest things in life take on a whole new meaning
when we do them with awareness.


  1. Hmmmm....that looks very good / delicous.

    nice serie photo's Sandra.

    Greetings, Joop

  2. These are lovely. Love the colour and the patterns on the cooked oranges are just beautiful. Beautiful contrasting colours with the blue too. Thank you for the colourful cheer on a grey feb day. :)

  3. Lovely, looks delicious!! I feel the same way about taking the time to make loose leaf tea and using handleless tea cups...
    Kate :}

  4. Look at that cute Maybelle flower!!! I think I know the yarn. That is a beautiful ice turquoise. I warned you, didn't I. Highly addictive. Your orange marmalade looks yum too... Now I feel like having toast with marmalade for breakfast. Can't remember when I had that last time... 10 years ago? Cute plate too, PiP's Design?
    My Rose Valley

  5. YUM! Beautiful pictures and I can almost taste the marmalade.

  6. Fab photos. Wonderful - Marmalade and toast and tea.

  7. Wonderful series -- you make it look so easy to make marmalade! My mouth is watering. The colors and textures are terrific in your images, so wonderfully orangey! That first shot is very special -- great composition.

  8. Oh, I'll bet this is so yummy, Sandra!
    I just love your photos of them. So wonderfully colorful.

  9. That looks absolutely beautiful Sandra
    and also your cup
    and your plate
    and your crochet coaster
    and your table cloth.

    All lovely


  10. My mouth is watering! And the colours in this post are a feast for the eyes after a dismal, stressful day :)

  11. Ohhh.. this is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing the process. I enjoyed each photograph and my mouth is watering too :)

  12. Oh wow! that Marmalade looks deeeelicious. Scan threw up nothing other than the usual, hope all OK for you now.
    Love the doily made a few myself in the past lol..a quick fun project aren't they?
    Hugs xx

  13. I saw it was Thursday and came to visit -- but you posted on a Wednesday so I'm late again! As they say, better late than never, and you have my mouth watering today with those oranges. I see I'm not the only one!

  14. Sandra ~ looks like a fun process with a wonderful result! My favorite photo is the last - beautiful color harmony, simply arranged...speaks to me of spring and sweet comfort :)
    Take care,

  15. Yummy, I love marmalade. Quite a British thing I think. Lovely at this time of year. xx

  16. i love this: Taking time
    to admire texture and patterns

    such beautiful images and fruit
    food made with heart and care

    then enjoyed to nourish

  17. Hello Sandra..
    I came over from Fiona's Raindrops and Daisies..
    I read your profile.. I am following you.
    nice post on how to make marmalade.. you have made it look so simple.
    wishing you a pleasant weekend there in Switzerland.
    val val's Alentejo

  18. Beautiful post and images! REALLY BEAUTIFUL!! The extra props you used...the pink knife, blue plate, red gingham, the table covering and napkin ring that's matches your plate...make these shots so extra special!! Each one is so carefully and beautifully composed!

  19. I've never made jam or marmalade before - way too intimidating and out of my pay scale :) Your photos are beautiful and quite inspiring. Such a wonderful thing to do on a cold winter's day :) XOL

  20. Marmolada pewno pyszna, ale i zdjęcia bardzo ładne. Pozdrawiam.
    Marmalade certainly delicious, but very nice photos. Yours.

  21. Hi Sandra!
    It looks so delicious.
    Bon appetit !

  22. Good delicacies - pictures a joy to behold.
    These delicacies ... Take care!
    Greetings Eko
    Finland / Lapland / Kuusamo
    Thank you very much for your visits and nice comments.

  23. Oh Sandra what lovely pictures - so crisp and sharp. Your marmalade looks so tasty too. I made marmalade a few months ago but used a can of seville oranges, it was really tasty too. You just can't beat the tang of the orange on a piece of toast for breakfast. :))

  24. Mmmm wonderful Sandra, Looks very tasty!

  25. Oh my, Sandra, how beautiful and delicious! You're so right; nothing is commonplace when we give it our attention.

  26. Oh my what wonderful colours and even better the marmalade looks
    just scrummy.

  27. Oh! winter yummies!))))

    Have a great St.Valentine's Day!

    xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :) | PJ’ Ecoproject

  28. Another lovely post with great photography. Your blog makes me feel calm and cosy. xxx