Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Marmalade-Maker's New Recipe to Honour Historic Battle

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Marmalade-Maker's New Recipe to Honour Historic Battle

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AWARD-winning marmalade-maker Lynne Allan, who runs Lady Waterford Preserves as part of The Old Dairy in Ford, has gone back in history 500 years to create a special Flodden marmalade to commemorate the famous battle which took place in 1513.

And, she believes, there are genuine reasons for inventing a Flodden Marmalade. "To begin with The Scottish King James stayed at Ford Castle before travelling into the hills to join his troops at Flodden," she said.

"He may even have eaten some marmalade before he left, not on toast as we do today, but as a sweetmeat, served in thick slices for dessert at the end of a feast or dinner. And, who knows, it could have been the last thing James lV tasted, because he was killed during the battle along with 10,000 of his soldiers."

And Allan's new creation has a special recipe. "Well, you won't be surprised to learn that we use blood oranges," Lynne smiles.

"along with Seville oranges (well, quite a few) and red grapefruits. …

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