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Showing posts from January, 2013

Making marmalade

The Seville orange season is upon us which means its time to make the very popular and tasty homemade marmalade to serve with our scrummy breakfasts.  The recipe is simple, the hardest part is actually cutting up the orange peel which is quite labour intensive but the resulting taste is well worth it.  This time, instead of just making plain orange marmalade I am also going to make a batch of ginger and whiskey marmalade, will let you know how I get on.

Recipe for Seville Orange Marmalade or Three Fruit Maramalade makes about 12 x 450 g
jars This traditional marmalade can only be made in season- usually
January to early February.

Wash and cut in half :
1.4 kg (3lb) Seville oranges (or 1 grapefruit and 3 large oranges)
2 large lemons
Cover a plate or small bowl with a piece of muslin. Squeeze out the juice
then strain the pips and any membrane or pulp you can remove from the skin
in your muslin. Tie up the pips and pulp and put in your pot.
Using a sharp knife slice the pee…

News Update for 2013

Happy New Year to all our guests past and hopefully future!

2012 seems to have flown by, cant quite believe we are now in 2013, where has the time gone?  We've enjoyed the Queen's Jubilee with celebrations here in Torquay, and of course the Olympics with all the success that this has bought to our small country in the way of tourism, prestige and rejuvenation.

On a smaller scale we are always looking at ways to improve our accommodation, service and overall experience here at the Buckingham Lodge Bed and Breakfast. Whilst we are closed at the moment, this doesnt mean we are resting on our laurels.  Scaffolding has gone up at the rear of the property with new rendering completed, double glazing going in next week.  This means our family room, superior room and kingsize double will now be snug and warm in the winter helping the environment and of course our fuel bills!

Added to that we are decorating/carpeting our twin room which makes up part of our suite, a family favourite du…