Lately I’ve had a craving for a citrus curds. There is something I love about the combination and balance of creamy, sweet, and yet also acidic. Instead of making a traditional curd I wanted to see what would happen if I made it from our Grapefruit Jelly and also from our other marmalades. I knew it was either going to be a an epic failure or a great success. Luckily it was the latter! Continue reading →
How did it get to be August already? It seams as if the summer, or lack there of due to the unseasonably cold weather on the Central Coast, has flown by. Luckily the cold weather has not gone past the … Continue reading →
For a few weeks during the late spring and early summer cherries flood into the market. They, like strawberries, are the indicator that summer is on it’s way. Each week at market I noticed how quickly the varieties changed. For two weeks in early May the Brooks had the spotlight, but then they were gone, only to be replaced by the Chelans, then Rainers and Lapins, and finally the Bings in late June. Funny thing is if you blink you’ll miss a specific variety due to their extremely short season. Continue reading →
I recently received an email asking me when we were going to be making our Strawberry Balsamic Preserves and if it would be possible to order a case because as she says, “I could actually eat it with a spoon.”
Strawberry Balsamic Preserves
Good news, a batch of Strawberry Balsamic Preserves was made yesterday. The balsamic adds a richness to the strawberries that I just love. It’s wonderful paired with cheeses, preferably a blue or a goat, on scones for breakfast, or just straight from jar.