Preserving Citrus and Memories

by Landis Carey on February 17, 2012


I’ve said it before and I’ll happily mention it again: the BEST thing about winter is the bounty of citrus fruit available! I just can’t get enough. Grapefruits and clementines have been my greatest indulgence this year. At times we’ve found our kitchen stuffed so full with citrus that I’ve thought…why not make marmalade? And so we did.

Once the jars were full and sealed, I realized canning is not only the best way to jar the yummiest tastes of the seasons but it’s also a great way to preserve memories. I’ll forever remember who I shared our first batch of marmalade with, just like I’ll remember my baby belly getting in the way as I peeled the oranges and lemons, segmented them and brought the mixture to 220 degrees.

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(Image: Landis Carey)

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Amy B. February 18, 2012 at 4:00 am

Hi Landis,

Can you please properly credit the photo to the original photographer? A Google image search leads me to believe that that person is Alice/the cheshire smile. Here is her Flickr page with the above photograph:

If you don’t know this already, you can do a reverse image search via Google which can often help you figure out the original source and give proper credit. Just go to and click the camera in the search box.

Sorry; this post just hit a nerve with credit given to “Pinterest” and for the linked pin going to a random tumblr blog. As a content creator yourself, I am sure you understand how frustrating it can be when images and work are misappropriated.

Anyway, I really enjoy your blog (hence why I am a follower) so thanks for all you do to keep us entertained.



Landis Carey February 20, 2012 at 11:26 am

Hi Amy! My apologies for the slow reply — I haven’t been online in several days. Thank you so much for the note. It’s a good reminder, I appreciate it! I was never aware of a reverse Google Image search. I’m usually so diligent with Pinterest, even when I pin I usually go back to the original source (blog post, etc) and pin from there to avoid situations like this. I just loved that image so much, but after seeing that all rights were reserved by the photographer/Getty, I uploaded a new image, taken by yours truly!

Again, thank you for the reminder. You are right, it is frustrating when work/images are misappropriated, especially if it’s your source of income. And it’s unfortunate that products like Tumblr and Pinterest are contributing to the problem in a giant way.

Take care and, again, thank you for the reminder!

All best,


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