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!!!!

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

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.

 

 

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

Winter Schedule !

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Finally… Where you will find me this Winter! …And more dates to be added eventually… I’m still dreaming of a Winter market in Hawaii…

Vancouver Winter Farmer’s Market:

10am – 2pm ~ East Parking Lot of Nat Bailey Stadium – 30th & Ontario Street

December 14th 2013

January 11th 2014 ~ January 25th 2014

March 8th 2014 ~ March 22nd 2014

April 5th 2014

Port Moody Winter Farmer’s Market :

December 15th 2013 ~ December 29th 2013

January 12th 2014 ~ January 26th 2014

February 9th 2014 ~ February 23rd 2014

March 9th 2014 ~ March 23rd 2014

April 6th 2014 ~ April 20th 2014

Candy Town

1000, 1100 block or Mainland Street, downtown, Yaletown.

November 23rd 2013. 12 noon til 9 pm.

Strathcona Winter Craft Fair

Starthcona Community Center, 601 Keefer Street, Vancouver

Saturday November 30th 10 am til 5 pm

Women’s Winter Faire

Heritage Hall 3102 Main street @15th , Vancouver

November 29 -30- December 1st ~ I will be there on Dec. 1st only~

Under the Tree Christmas Fair

BCIT Burnaby Campus 3700 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby

December 5th 6th 10 am till 4pm

Candy Town!

                                                 Yaletown BIA logo

SATURDAY, NOV 23, 2013 12 noon – 9PM.

Dress warm, bring your shopping bags and come celebrate with us!

1000 – 1100 block of Mainland Street

Downtown Vancouver’s only free winter festival will transform Mainland Street into a winter wonderland. Lights and candy canes will adorn lamp poles and costumed characters will parade down the street. Holiday shoppers are invited to start their seasonal gift buying in Yaletown with local merchants as well as a specialty market carrying unique gifts and holiday treats. You’ll also find Mainland Street filled with local artisans, street performers and live music.

This outdoor Christmas festival is free, open to the public and sure to get people into the Christmas spirit.

Le Meadow’s Pantry will be there with all kinds of fabulous, luscious and scrumptious preserves!

Bits of Summer

Sour Cherry on a Platter
Sour Cherry on a Platter

I hope your summer has been sumptuous.

Labour of Love
Labor of Love

My summer was filled with joy, hard work, dreams and inspiration.

Cherished Strawberries
Cherished Strawberries

I spent a lot of time with strawberries. Always a favourite…Have you tried my Strawberry Balsamic jam?

Charming Daisy
Charming Daisy

Daisies have been adorning our table at the market all summer.

Dreaming of Summer
Dreaming of Summer

There was a lot of tree climbing too…

Lazy Afternoons
Lazy Afternoons

There was a few lazy afternoon..

Always Ready for Work
Always Ready for Work

But most of the time we worked really hard.

Grand-Maman Loulou, a True Supporter
Grand-Maman Loulou, a True Supporter

A visitor from the East was very helpful…

Have You Met Che?
Have You Met Che?

Che is the most social and adorable living thing you will meet at the market.

Celebrating Summer
Celebrating Summer

Escapade to the sea..

Black Plum, Fresh Bay Leaves, Vanilla and Brandy Jam....
Black Plum, Fresh Bay Leaves, Vanilla and Brandy Jam….

And then autumn arrived with new flavours in Le Meadow’s kitchen. Black plum cooked with fresh bay leaves, vanilla and brandy. Pear, sage and maple syrup. Aprium, orange and vanilla bean.

Aprium
Aprium

Aprium : a plum-apricot hybrid. Aprium are 75% apricot and 25% plum. They have a richer flavour than apricots and are firmer and larger. When cooked, they acquire a gorgeous bright orange colour.

Oh So Good...Aprium and Orange

We made a luscious jam with orange, aprium and vanilla bean.

Our New Star at the Market!
Our New Star at the Market!

It’s available at the market, and very popular!

Sharing the Bounty
Sharing the Bounty

Everyone loves this new jam.

More Flavours
So many flavours

We have over 17 flavours to choose from. Come to the market to try them ! We are in Whistler every Sunday until October 13th. We are at Lonsdale Quay on Saturdays for the entire month of October and on Granville Island, Thursdays until October 17th. Soon I will announce the fall and winter schedule with new markets and new flavours!