Off to the Farmer's Market again, and we certainly brought home a great stash of fruit today! The season for berries is sadly behind us, but Ontario apples are everywhere and there are a few imported pomegranates and citrus fruits showing up at the market now too. While I favour local produce whenever possible, there are times when it's really necessary to buy from further afield for certain recipes... and both lemons and oranges are a pretty essential part of making marmalade, which is on my "old-fashioned down-home cooking to make" list. This is the week I'm learning how to make jam and preserves, and with my marmalade and plum jam shopping list in hand I was truly excited about buying lemons (which may have been a first, as I'm not one for lemon-aid and have never made a lemon meringue pie). Here's to a happy week of cooking ahead!