Cherry and Apple Jam Just in Time for Holiday Craft Fairs!

Apple & Cherry Jam
Apple & Cherry Jam

 

Tomorrow is our first Christmas Craft Fair of the season and I made a new jam to celebrate! Cherry and Apple is our latest delight. Thin slices of apple and whole black cherries are floating in a light syrup with hints of fresh mint and vanilla…

St. Thomas Aquinas High School

541 West Keith Road, North Vancouver

Sunday November 2nd, 2014

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission is 2$ & parking is free

Tomorrow you will also find:

Marmalades:

Lemon & Vodka

Blood Orange

Thick Cut Orange

Lime & Lemongrass

Orange & Lemon + Orange Blossom Water

Pear & Lemon

Jams:

Blueberry Honey

Black Plum Vanilla Brandy

Spiced Apple & Cranberry Jelly

Apricot

Raspberry

Balsamic Strawberry

Black Plum Honey & Star Anise

Pear & Ginger

Pear, Maple Syrup & Sage

Plum, Black Currant & Shallot Chutney

Rhubarb & Ginger

Dandelion Confit

Nectarine

Banana & Chocolate

And more!!!!

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

Here it is….

red currant raspberry jam
red currant raspberry jam

 Juicy raspberries suspended in ruby-like jelly…

Jewel-Like Red Currants
Jewel-Like Red Currants

Everything just got suddenly way better….

Perfect Pair
Perfect Pair

Come get yours…Will be at Vancouver Farmer’s Market ~ Nat Bailey Stadium~ on Saturday December 14th, 10 am ~ 2 pm…

Enchanting Red Currant

Spying on Red Currants
Spying on Red Currants

I’ve waited patiently all summer long to have perfectly red gleaming jewel-like currants…

Red Currant Blushing
Red Currants Blushing

To make a ravishing and succulent preserve for Christmas…

Red Currants on Snow
Red Currants on Snow

To savour on a cold snowy day…

Two Hearths
Two Hearths

And to share with loved ones…

Because sharing is caring

Holiday Market at Portobello West !

Festive Jams
Festive Jams

Over 75 of Vancouver’s best designers and artisans will be at Portobello West this week end!

Come join us for this holiday market!

We will be there Saturday December 7th and Sunday December 8th 2013.

Creekside Community Center, Olympic Village.

11:00 am – 5:00 pm .

$2.00 admission at the door…

Be sure to pick up a copy of this week’s The Georgia Straight paper for Free Admission to the Holiday Market on December 7th & 8th!

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…

Memorable Marmalades and Unruly Jams

Blood Orange
Blood Orange

Fresh B-C Cranberries
Fresh B-C Cranberries
Cardamom in marmalade
Cardamom in marmalade

The blood oranges, cranberries and cardamom melts together giving a dazzling hue to this delicious marmalade. At Le Meadow’s Pantry this is our antidote to a gaunt rainy week.

Cooking Polpa Rossa Marmalade
Cooking Polpa Rossa Marmalade

There are many uses for this delightful marmalade.. I like to have it on fresh bread with butter… it also pairs well with cheeses and, added to a gin cocktail for a pleasant evening…..

Polpa Rossa Marmalade
Polpa Rossa Marmalade

Cocktail Gin with Polpa Rossa Marmalade :

2 tablespoons polpa rossa marmalade

60 ml Gin

1-2 tablespoons Campari

Sparkling water

Pour all ingredients in a shaker

Add a handful of ice cubes

Mix well

Pour into 4 glasses

Add ice cubes and sparkling water

Gin with Blood Orange and Cranberry Marmalade Cocktail
Gin with Blood Orange and Cranberry Marmalade Cocktail

This week I am also making more of the banana chocolate jam…A naughty jam for Christmas….

Banana Chocolate Jam for Christmas
Banana Chocolate Jam for Christmas

This is where you will find our memorable marmalades and unruly jams this week-end…

Strathcona Winter Craft Fair
Strathcona Winter Craft Fair

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