Little Bird’s Nest Cookies

Balsamic Strawberry Jam and Pure Raspberry Jam from Le Meadow's Pantry in Bird's Nest Cookies..
Balsamic Strawberry Jam and Pure Raspberry Jam from Le Meadow’s Pantry in Bird’s Nest Cookies..

Life is always a little sweeter when you’re baking cookies….

These beauties have a rich buttery texture and are simple to make. They are all about the butter, use a high quality butter and your favourite jam.

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened

1/3 cup pure cane sugar

1 egg yolk, lightly beaten

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 1/4 cups four, ( I used a gluten free mixed and it worked perfectly)

pinch of salt

Your favourite jam or marmalade for filling

1- Preheat oven to 325 degree. Beat together butter and sugar with an electric mixer until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add egg yolk and vanilla and mix well.

2- Add flour and salt, and mix until just combined. Refrigerate dough for 2 hours.

3- Roll dough into 1-inch balls and space 1 inch apart on baking sheets lined with parchment paper.

4- Press down center of each ball with your thumb. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven; press down center again. Return to oven and bake until golden brown, about 10 minutes.

5- Let cool slightly on sheets. Fill each center with jam.

What is your favourite jam for bird’s nest cookies?

Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart Holiday Cookies

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!!!!

Spread the News

Autumn is here with its abundance of colours and flavours…. Autumn also brings new preserves, new kitchen, new winter markets and holiday fairs and, new stores!

 

Spiced apple & cranberry jelly
Spiced apple & cranberry jelly

Ruby red apple and red current jelly with cinnamon, cloves, peppercorn and star anise to keep you warm…

 

Jams in stores
Jams in stores

Jams and marmalades in their new quarters….

Lime & Lemongrass marmalade
Lime & Lemongrass marmalade

 

Limette was shining all summer long at the market….

black plum, honey ,star anise
black plum, honey ,star anise

Black plum, one of my favourite jams…two different versions this fall: plum, honey and star anise, and plum, fresh bay leaves, vanilla and brandy.

Chutney, jam, jelly
Jelly, marmalade and jam

Another favourite and new marmalade: Lemon and East Van vodka marmalade…

~ Fine slices of lemon suspended in a bright and fruity jelly with the addition of East Van Vodka from Odd Society Distillery…come try it at the new winter market at the PNE…or the last market of the season at Lonsdale quay on October 25th…or find it in stores…

Lemon & East Van Vodka
Lemon & East Van Vodka

 

 

spiced apple & cranberry jelly
spiced apple & cranberry jelly

We also have a chutney made with plum, black currant and shallots!

Pear and lemon marmalade is coming back soon… and blood orange marmalade too!

Black currant jelly with blackberry in suspension will be appearing soon…and grapefruit and smoked sea salt is sold out again! ….will also have pure black currant jam..thank you for your patience…

 

Also, don’t hesitate to contact me if you want a special order for the holiday…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Limited Edition…Sour Cherry & Rhubarb Jam

Année de cerises rouges met le rire sur toutes les bouches.

 

Sour Cherry & Rhubarb Jam Le Meadow's Pantry
Sour Cherry & Rhubarb Jam Le Meadow’s Pantry

Splendid June is the combination of the best flavours June has to offer: sour cherry and rhubarb…

 

Local Strawberries at Le Meadow's Pantry
Local Strawberries at Le Meadow’s Pantry

We also have plenty of fresh local strawberries in our kitchen…

 

 

White Peony Le Meadow's Kitchen
White Peony Le Meadow’s Kitchen

 

Just on time to celebrate the Summer Solstice….

Sour cherry and rhubarb are a limited edition, come get a jar of pure delight :

Wednesday June 18th : Main street Farmer’s  Market 3pm til 7pm

Thursday June 19th : Yaletown Farmer’s Market  2pm til 6pm

Saturday June 21st : Kerrisdale Farmer’s Market 10am til 2pm

Sunday June 22nd : Ladner Market 10am til 4pm

 

Whistler… we are visiting you tomorrow with Dandelion Confit and Fiery Rhubarb!

 

“Faeries, come take me out of this dull world,
For I would ride with you upon the wind,
Run on the top of the dishevelled tide,
And dance upon the mountains like a flame.”

W.B. Yeats, The Land of Heart’s Desire

 

Whistler Mountain
Whistler Mountains

We are so happy to be returning to Whistler Farmer’s Market!  We have plenty of bold marmalades and luscious jams…

 

 

White Peony
White Peony

Joyeuse Fête des Pères!

Happy Father’s Day!

Sunday June 15th, Whistler Farmer’s Market, Upper Village 11am til 4 pm

Capturing Spring

Field of Goodness
Field of Goodness

Most of you know by now how much I cherish dandelion flowers..

Mount Curie, Pemberton
Mount Curie, Pemberton

And I travel a long way to find immaculate and beautiful flowers…

 

Collecting them just before they change from suns into moons..

 

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Foraging Dandelion Flowers
Foraging Dandelion Flowers

 

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365 flowers will make 6 jars of dandelion confit…

 

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365 flowers, one for each sun that have risen and set since last year’s spring…

 

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Dandelion confit has a rich amber colour with a pleasant taste reminiscent of honey…

Labor of Love
Labor of Love

 

Dandelion confit is as bright as the sun and as sweet as honey.. it is simply spring in a jar..

 

Petit Déjeuner

“Oh lovers! Be careful in those dangerous first days! Once you’ve brought breakfast in bed you’ll have to bring it forever, unless you want to be accused of lovelessness and betrayal.”

  – Milan Kundera, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting.

 

breakfast in bed at Le Meadow's
breakfast in bed at Le Meadow’s

 

Wishing you a lovely week end..

You can find us and some balsamic strawberry jam, rhubarb jam and dandelion confit at White Rock Farmer’s Market on Sunday, 9am until 1 pm.