The Holidays are Coming

During this time of year, when most people are out and about, mom and I are usually quite busy brainstorming, making lists, and setting a general plan of action for our holiday jam sessions.  Needless to say this year is a little bit different because we’ve been making jam all year and now you can share it with your friends and family too.

With the holidays right around the corner we’ve been very busy making lots of jam and updating the web site’s gift page.  Now with the click of your mouse you can give everyone you know the gift of Serendipity!  As always we have our four, six, and eight jar gift boxes that are always a huge hit.  One of our newest features is the Provisions-of-the-Month club in three, six, and twelve month options.  Each month you’ll receive a combination of our seasonal and limited supply jams, baking mixes, recipe ideas and cards, and/or a few of our best selling jams.  It’s a gift that is full of wonderful surprises and keeps giving month after month.  Not sure what to give someone on your list?  We now offer gift certificates to use at our online store.  You can’t go wrong whether you chose to give a single jar or subscription to the provisions club.  With lots of options how will you share Serendipity?

In other holiday news we’re teaming up our good friends at Stripe for another First Friday on December 4th.  Serendipity jams & appetizers, beautiful art, and a great store with wonderful people equals good times!  We’ll be there at 5:00 and hope to see you as well.

Last but certainly not least… We’re growing!!!  Whole Foods has given us the green light to add three more stores.  The plan is to add Monterey, Los Gatos, and Campbell by mid January.

Until next time,

Apples, Cranberries, and Oranges… oh my!

Just a few of our favorite things.  It’s late November and the oranges have started coming back into the market which means our Orange Marmalade is back in stock!  All summer long we were asked the same question from marmalade lovers, “Do you have orange marmalade?”  Well, we can finally say yes to that question!  This wonderfully sweet goodness makes a great glaze for white meats such as pork and chicken, a light citrusy vinaigrette, or a delightfully spritzer when combined with sparkling water & ice.

We also love this time of year because the cranberries flood the marketplace.  They’re a fun little berry to cook with because of their versatility.  This year we’ve created lots of fun flavors around these tart berries that include Christmas Conserve & Jam with a wee dram of Brandy, Cranberry Orange Sauce & Jam, and Cranberry Orange Marmalade.  With the creation of these new flavors also means new recipes and ideas for how to use them.  This Thanksgiving we enjoyed a Cranberry Orange Spritzer & an Apple Cranberry Crisp that was made using our Cranberry Orange Sauce as well as an Apple Cranberry Tart that uses our Cranberry Orange Jam.  We think you’ll love how easy and delicious these recipes are to make for your family and friends.  This year we plan to make extra cranberry jam and sauce so that you’ll be able to enjoy this wonderful flavor throughout the year.