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!

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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Rhubarb Cooler and other Recipes for Preserves

Rhubarb Cooler and Orange Vanilla Dream Cocktail

A refreshing rhubarb cooler, a vanilla dream cocktail and warm bread with Dandelion Nectar to celebrate spring.

Rhubarb in Bloom Cooler
Rhubarb in Bloom Cooler

To make this cooler you will need:

1 ounce Gin ~such as Hendrick’s~

1 tbs fresh lime juice

1 tbs rhubarb in bloom jam

Sparkling water

Pour gin, lime juice and rhubarb over ice in a cocktail glass.

Add sparkling water to taste.

Orange Vanilla Dream Cocktail
Orange Vanilla Dream Cocktail

 

Orange Vanilla Dream Cocktail

1 ounce vodka

1 ounce Grand Marnier

1 tbs fresh lemon juice

1 tbs fresh orange or mandarin juice

1 tbs Orange Vanilla Dream Marmalade

Sparkling water

Shake all the ingredients except the orange marmalade over ice and serve in a cocktail glass. Add 1 tablespoon marmalade and stir.

Dandelion Nectar, Goat Brie and Warm Bread
Dandelion Nectar, Goat Brie and Warm Bread

 

Dandelion Nectar pairs well with goat cheese. We like goat brie over warm crusty bread.

Dandelion Nectar

Our Dandelion Nectar will be at the market this week-end!

Orange Vanilla Dream
Orange Vanilla Dream

And our Orange Vanilla Dream too!

We have many more flavours for you to try. You can find us at the Friday night market at the Shipyard in North Vancouver and Squamish Farmer’s Market Saturday all day!