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Preserves


A true artisanal process

I first learned jam making from my grandfather, whose three minute red currant jelly
was one of the joys of my childhood. Grandpa had an armoire filled with rows of preserves,
the jars sealed with a layer of parafin and capped with a square of cellophane.
Being trusted to pick out the next jam for the breakfast table was a thrill.

I use only fresh fruit and pure cane sugar, sometimes an infusion of herbs from
the garden, but never any industrial pectin. Most are made using our own fruit,
though I occasionally buy fresh strawberries, Blenheim apricots, and other fruits and berries
we don't grow from farmers I know and trust.

To preserve the delicate flavor of the fresh fruit and minimize cooking time,
I keep the batches to five pounds of fruit.
All my preserves are made seasonally from the most flavorful
fruits and berries I can find.

Availability

Below is a list of the preserves I make thoughout the year.
Due to the artisanal process, all my preserves are in limited availability.
For a list of currently available preserves, please email me.

FALL PRESERVES

Just Applesauce
Our most popular preserve, made from our own fresh-picked apples.
Customers buy one jar and return the following week for an entire case.
100% fruit, nothing added whatsoever. Great for everyone from babies to grandmothers,
also fabulous as a gourmet side to game meats.
Pint size jar, $8

Bartlett Pear with Lime
a perfect marriage, threads of lime zest
add to the complexity of the pear, delicate & sophisticated.
8 oz jar, $10

Greengage Plum
legendary French plum, super sweet with honey tones. Greenish gold.
8 oz jar, $10

Quetsche Plum
European plum of oblong shape, purple skin with gold flesh, sweet and meaty, great flavor goes perfectly with salumis.
8 oz jar, $10

True Grenadine
Made from fresh squeezed pomegranate juice and pure cane sugar, dark ruby color and amazing rich flavor.
Great for cocktails,Italian sodas, drizzle on ice cream, use as a sauce with seared duck breast.
12 oz bottle, $18

Emergency Apple Pie
When you need a pie, you need a pie. This apple pie filling is ready to pour into the crust of your choice,
but it tastes so good as is, you may want to eat it right out of the jar.
Quart size jar, $18

WINTER PRESERVES

Lemon Marmalade
light gold in color, bright lemon flavor, delicious on everything
from buttered toast to grilled shrimp
8 oz jar, $10

Clementine Marmalade
very pretty bright gold, aromatic expression of clementine, floral notes, not bitter.
8 oz jar, $10

Mock Bitter Orange Marmalade
a delicious mix of orange, lemon, and grapefruit,
classic hint of bitterness balances the sweetness.
8 oz jar, $10

SPRING PRESERVES

Strawberry Jam
one of the great classics. I search the Farmers Market for the most fragrant organic spring berries.
8 oz jar, $12

Strawberry Rhubarb
for those who like a litle tart zing to contrast with the strawberry notes.
8 oz jar, $12

Green Apple Verbena Jelly
made with unripe apples and infused with fresh lemon vebena,
its delicate herbal notes go wonderfully with hard cheeses.
8 oz jar, $12

Green Apple Mint Jelly
Made with unripe apples, infused with fresh mint,
bright minty flavor is wonderful with grilled meats.
8 oz jar, $12

Green Apple Rose Geranium Jelly
Made with unripe apples, infused with rose geranium,
intense floral notes, delicious with Middle Eastern dishes.
8 oz jar, $12

Bing Cherry Preserves
truly a labor of love, made with our own hand-picked Bing cherries.
8 oz jar, $15

SUMMER PRESERVES

Blenheim Apricot Jam
a great classic, made with the best variety of apricots.
8 oz jar, $12

Santa Rosa Plum Jam
deep ruby, sweet-tart, a classic.
8 oz jar, $10

Black Apricot
a spontaneous cross between Blenheim apricot and myrobolan, a plum rootstock.
Deep rose color, apricot flavor is tinged with the brightness of plum.
8 oz jar, $12

Mountain Rose Peach
a delicious antique white peach variety, not a boring subacid fruit.
8 oz jar, $10

Just Peachy
a mix of Bowen, O'Henry, and Rio Oso peaches, classic yellow peach aroma and sweetness.
8 oz jar, $10

Indian Rose Peach
unusual "blood" peach, white flesh streaked with red, bright berry notes.
8 oz jar, $10

Mission Fig
Rich dark fig flavor, chunky texture, great on cheese/charcuterie platters.
8 oz jar, $10

Peter's Honey Fig
light green fig, chunky texture, great on cheese/charcuterie platters.
8 oz jar, $10

Heart of Summer
a special mix of peaches and plums, absolutley luscious.
8 oz jar, $10

Emergency Peach Pie
When you need a pie, you need a pie. This peach pie filling is ready to pour into the crust of your choice,
but it tastes so good as is, you may want to eat it right out of the jar.
Quart size jar, $18

How to order

 

Due to the artisanal process, all my preserves are in limited availability, and inventory changes daily.
For a list of currently available preserves, please email me.

I will promptly send you a reply acknowledging the order,
and you will receive a Paypal invoice detailing the charges.
As soon as the invoice is paid, I ship via USPS priority mail,
which typically arrives in 2 to 3 days.

 

Shipping cost is $14.50 for up to four 8 oz jars,

$18.50 for up to six jars of jam
delivered anywhere in the United States.

Shipping for the grenadine is $14.50 for two bottles.

Shipping for the applesauce is $14.50 for two jars.
Shipping for the pie filling is $18.50 for two quarts.


Custom Batches

If you have a favorite preserve you never want to be without, or you need the perfect party favor for a special event, I will be glad to make a custom batch for you.
A minimum of 12 jars applies to custom batches.
Please contact me.

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