Summer Breeze..

In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy.

Albert Camus

 

Summer Days
Summer Days

 

Summer is here at last… and all things that makes me smile…

 

Summer Breeze
Summer Breeze

I am spending a lot of time at farmer’s market and meeting new or returning customers and friends..always a pleasure…

Meeting New Friends
Making New Friends

Cooking summer jam is accomplished early morning when the kitchen has had  time to cool down over night time..

Heavenly Summer Raspberry
Heavenly Summer Raspberry

The light breeze I feel at night when walking faithful Che inspired me this new jam…Summer Breeze: Fresh B-C blueberry, fresh mint and lemon balm from my garden…

BC Blueberries, Fresh Mint and Lemon Balm
BC Blueberries, Fresh Mint and Lemon Balm: Summer Breeze Jam

Come find me this Sunday at Ladner Village Market. I will also have Tayberry Jam.. (A cross between blackberry and raspberry, the name Tayberry comes from Tay River in Scotland…They grow here, I picked them with my daughter! )

Tayberry Jam
Tayberry Jam

Lots of Rhubarb Jam, Strawberry Jam, Lime and Lemongrass Marmalade and more…

Next week July 13th-20th  find me:

Sunday July 13th Ladner Village Market

Wednesday July16th at Main Street Market,

Thursday July 17th Yaletown Market

Saturday July 19th  Kerrisdale Market and

Sunday July 20th Whistler!!!

Then you can find me at the lake…

Lost Lake, Whistler
Lost Lake, Whistler

 

Have you had a look at “Small Batch Magazine‘? You will find profiles of master artisans and learn methods for the creatively curious to try their own hand at making something great.

And you can Read About Le Meadow’s Pantry in small batch magazine… I am also contributing to small batch magazine and will introduce master artisans from British-Columbia!

Happy Reading!

 

 

 

Stepping out

“Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.”

Anaïs Nin

 

chamomile flowers
chamomile flowers

 

Stepping out of the kitchen to admire the chamomile flowers under the plum tree…

 

 

cherry tree
cherry tree

I started dreaming of cherry clafoutis….

 

lemon balm
lemon balm

…melon, lemon balm and spearmint ..

 

lavender
lavender

 

…boysenberries and lavender crème fraîche…

 

classic strawberry jam
classic strawberry jam

 

…must go back to the kitchen..

Sincerely hope to see you on this beautiful sunny week end.

Lonsdale Quay Saturday and

First of the season Ladner Market on Sunday!!

North Delta Spring Market Tomorrow !

Le Meadow's Pantry's Grapefruit Smoked Sea Salt marmalade
Le Meadow’s Pantry’s Grapefruit Smoked Sea Salt marmalade

raspberry-2blueberry honey

lime tequilaapricot jam spoon

banana chocobalsamic strawberry

North Delta Spring Market  11-4 Sunbury Hall, this Sunday, March 16th along with 50 local chefs, artisans, bakers & craftspeople.

Le Meadow’s Pantry will be there with over 18 different flavours to discover !

Leisurely Breakfast

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All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast ~John Gunther~

Orange Vanilla Marmalade
Orange Vanilla Marmalade

Would you favour a classic marmalade?

Wild Apple Butter
Wild Apple Butter

Or a richly-scented wild apple butter with thyme ?

Blueberry, goji berry, honey jam
Blueberry, goji berry, honey jam

Or perhaps a copious blueberry and goji berry jam sweetened with golden honey?

Jams and Marmalades Le Meadow's Pantry
Jams and Marmalades Le Meadow’s Pantry

Why not come and experience them tomorrow at the market? We have 18 flavours to delight in.

Saturday February 22nd 10 – 2 pm

Vancouver Farmer’s Market

Nat Bailey’s Stadium, 30th@ Ontario.

Time to Play…

Empty Boxes
Empty Boxes

 It has been such a fabulous and abundant year…

New Flavours in my Kitchen
New Flavours in my Kitchen

 It’s time to play and bring in new flavours… You won’t see me at farmer’s market for the next few weeks, I will be busy in my kitchen….

I am thinking of apple caramel butter, quince and pear butter and, of course lot’s of marmalades…My favourites will be back:

Grapefruit and Smoked Sea Salt

Lime Lemongrass Ginger and Tequila

Grapefruit, Orange and Lemon with Gin

Seville Orange and Cinnamon

Check back often to find out the new flavours…I have a few surprises …

If you can’t wait to see me at the market, I will be happy to ship anywhere or deliver (if you’re around Vancouver, North- Shore or Burnaby) any of your favourites!

In stock right now I have :

Quince Marmalade

Blood Orange Marmalade

Orange Vanilla Marmalade

Red Currant and Raspberry Jam

Golden Apricot Jam

Blueberry Honey Jam

Balsamic Strawberry Jam

Classic Strawberry Jam

Banana Chocolate Jam

Pear and Ginger Jam

Pear Maple Syrup and Sage Jam

Honey…

Beloved Honey
Beloved Honey

Golden treasure of the earth drawn from the flowers and the labor of bees, honey has been sweetening our life long before the discovery of sugar…

Honey in Jam
Honey in Jam

Before beet and cane sugars were known in Europe and around the Mediterranean, honey was the primary agent for sweetening and preserving fruit..

Star Anise
Star Anise

The pretty star gives a bright warm note to earthy blueberries…

Blue Velvet
Blue Velvet

This is our blueberry jam… rich in flavours with a touch of honey and, suave like blue velvet

Blue Velvet and Cheese
Blue Velvet and Cheese

Pairs well with bold cheeses such as Cabra Romero or a creamy Bonne Bouche…