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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…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Sweetest Dark

I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.

– Edgar Allan Poe

 

 

Blackberry Bush
Blackberry Bush

 

My favourite time of the year…

 

Late Summer Berries
Late Summer Berries

And my favourite berries…

 

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My Grandmother Lina used to pick blackberries every summer, enough to make an upside down cake every Sunday of the year….

 

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 Now that she is 101 years old and sitting in her chair most of the day, I am sure she dreams of the sweetest dark berries….

 

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A simple, yet perfect blackberry jam to celebrate late summer and my Grandmother Lina.

 

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I have been spending a lot of time in the kitchen and less time at markets…

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But you can still find me at least twice a week sampling luscious jams and bold marmalades….

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 Cherry and Orange Marmalade, Blueberry, fresh Mint and Lemon Balm, Apple Honey Butter, Raspberry and Red Current Jam, Blackberry Jam…….

 

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Sunday August 10th – Ladner Village Market 10-4 pm

Wednesday August 13th – Main Street Market 3-7 pm

Saturday August 16th – Kerrisdale Market 10-2 pm

Sunday August 17th – Whistler 10-4 pm

Come get a jar for a late summer picnic…

 

Petite Plum and Lemon, Hyssop & Lavender Marmalade

Even though I have forgotten her

I continue to eat

plum after plum…

-Haiku,  James Tipton.

Lonely petite plum
Lonely petite plum

 

Duo of petite plum
Duo of petite plum

 

Blushing petite plum
Blushing petite plum

 

I love plums, and can’t wait to make one of our favourite plum jam with fresh bay leaves, vanilla and Brandy… I named this jam Plum Coquette…

I am still working on raspberries, strawberries and blueberries.. The blueberry jam infused with fresh mint and lemon balm was very well received at the market, especially on those sizzling summer days…

 

Lavender and Hyssop
Lavender and Hyssop

 

Lavender and Hyssop
Lavender and Hyssop

Lavender and Hyssop are in full bloom…ready to share their fragrant essence to the lemon marmalade…

 

Lemon Lavender Hyssop Marmalade
Lemon Lavender Hyssop Marmalade

 

Lemon Lavender Hyssop Marmalade
Lemon Lavender Hyssop Marmalade

This lemon marmalade is made with thin slices of lemon suspended in a bright and fruity yet slightly tart jelly. The two marvelous flavours of lavender and hyssop blend in perfect harmony to add an herbal note.

 

 

Le Meadow's Pantry Lemon Marmalade with Lavender and Hyssop
Le Meadow’s Pantry Lemon Marmalade with Lavender and Hyssop

 

Le Meadow's Pantry Lemon Marmalade with Lavender and Hyssop
Le Meadow’s Pantry Lemon Marmalade with Lavender and Hyssop

I named this marmalade Terrific Tea Time… for an indolent afternoon…

Find me with luscious jams and bold marmalades Saturday July 19th Kerrisdale 10-2pm and Whistler July 20th 10-4pm…

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!

 

 

 

Sea to Sky Friends…

Fine Spring at Le Meadow's Pantry
Fine Spring at Le Meadow’s Pantry

I hope you enjoyed your winter..

 

 

Inspiring Morning at Le Meadow's Pantry
Inspiring Morning at Le Meadow’s Pantry

 

Here at Le Meadow’s Pantry we have been busy concocting all sorts of beautiful preserves…

 

 

Fragrant Days at Le Meadow's Pantry
Fragrant Days at Le Meadow’s Pantry

 

Our latest is a sour cherry and red currant jam infused with Chaga Chai tea from Namasthé… also a fresh spring marmalade; orange, lemon, fresh bay leaves and orange blossom water…

 

Sweetest Petit Déjeuner at Le Meadow's Pantry
Sweetest Petit Déjeuner at Le Meadow’s Pantry

 

I will be traveling on the Sea to Sky Highway tomorrow. If you would like to add some delicious preserves to your morning or your Easter Brunch, contact me and I will be happy to stop by…

 

Le Meadow's Pantry at Vancouver Waldorf School Spring Market
Le Meadow’s Pantry at Vancouver Waldorf School Spring Market

 

Sunday you will find me in North Vancouver at the Vancouver Waldorf  School Spring Craft Fair along with other fabulous artisans!

 

Meet Emerald…

Douglas Fir Tips Le Meadow's Pantry
Douglas Fir Tips Le Meadow’s Pantry

Meet Emerald the latest addition to our spring repertoire

 

Douglas Fir Tips Le Meadow's Pantry
Douglas Fir Tips Le Meadow’s Pantry Jam

 

Fresh Douglas Fir Tips, foraged by Isabelle at Namasthe in Whistler..

 

 

Douglas Fir Tips in Jars Le Meadow's Pantry
Douglas Fir Tips in Jars Le Meadow’s Pantry

Bring a surprisingly fresh and minty fragrance to blueberries…

Blueberry Jam with Honey and Douglas Fir Tips
Le Meadow’s Pantry Blueberry Jam with Honey and Douglas Fir Tips

A touch of Whisky melts into it to  enhance the essence of Emerald…

This is a limited edition. Come get your jar before they disappear.

 

This Saturday March 29th, 10-4 pm at the Strathcona Community Center ~ Spade to Spoon : a fundraiser for Lord Strathcona Vertical Garden Project.

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Sunday March 30th North Delta Farmer’s Market

 

 

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!