This year when I made my usual batch of Seville and blood orange marmalade, I was struck by this profound realisation: that the essence of a marmalade comes from the things that you usually discard in an orange – the pith, the peel and the pips.

Seville and Blood Orange Marmalade

What if you applied that to your own life? Take those parts of you that you want to reject – for example, not being the sharpest brain at school. I hope you’re proud. Haven’t you made a marmalade out of that shortcoming by creating incredible food with your hands?

Life lessons from Marmalade

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