May and June's Feature... Other favorites follow....
umquat Orange Marmalade A trio of thinly sliced kumquats, navel oranges and Meyer lemons. A lovely, sweet spread that will bring back those childhood memories spent with your grandmother, just as it did for me with my Mimi back at the flats in her little kitchen. For an extra wow, I added Grand Marnier! It's not only lovely on an English muffin with a cup of tea in the morning, it's also absolutely wonderful spread atop a slice of warm homemade bread just out of the oven. It is really special on chicken. $15.00 per jar.
Also featured this week Blackberry Sage, my first savory jam! Try it on a pork roast as a condiment or on your favorite savory scone.
Cranberry Walnuts – (Preserves - Winter) fresh cranberries and walnuts make this a favorite on bagels, muffins or any of your homemade pastries or breads. An absolute "must have" for all fall and winter entertaining tables. Cranberries and walnuts on a fresh turkey sandwich are just so delicious. I also carry the Cranberry Walnut with Ginger.
*****Gooseberry & Elderflower****
You will absolutely love this new one. I found local gooseberries, paired them with organic elderflower nectar to create this delightful spread. I can't wait to see what some local chefs around town will do with it. Don't take too long ordering. This variety is limited. $12.00 per jar.K
****Mimi's Tomato Bomb***** - (Totally New/Totally Fabulous) I used my vintage recipe for tomato preserves but added homegrown cherry bomb chili peppers and some Himalayan sea salt for a new twist. Add a tablespoon in your bloody mary. Try it on bruschetta, a burger, add a tablespoon to your favorite pasta sauce or just eat it for breakfast on toast! $12.00 per jar
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*****Prickly Pear***** Straight from the Mojave Desert and available for such a short time, this jam is a great addition to your favorite breakfast bread. Sweet from the cactus fruit, tart from the fresh lime and deliciously unique from the Milagro Tequila infusion process. A hint of Himalayan sea salt and little bits of fresh Serrano pepper will leave a mild heat at the end. Add the Prickly Pear to your best-loved spicy dish or on top of your favorite and serve with crackers. Heat it up and use as a sauce over pork. My favorite is to drizzle the Prickly Pear over crunchy pork belly skewers. Mmmmmmm!
Spicy Onion Jam Another savory variety that will tempt your palate and spark your imagination. Let's see, what do you do with a spicy onion jam? Let me give you a couple of ways that are tried and true. Made with sweet red onions and just a hint of Thai chilis, this one tastes incredible on a burger, especially with a sharp cheese. A natural partner with roast beef or any grilled meat and a real treat on steak or spooned over your favorite quesadilla. Slather this sweet and savory jam inside a grilled cheese. I designed these jars of yumminess because of the many ways of trying it myself. How about this idea...add to softened cream cheese, goat cheese or sour cream, and you will have the absolute best onion dip for your favorite chips.
Pineapple Habanero Glaze – You are going to absolutely love this one! Where the SWEET meets the HEAT! The distinct taste of the habanero pepper married with the delicate taste of fresh pineapple makes this a summer favorite poured over cream cheese and served with crackers. Last weekend friends and I tried it on pulled pork again and it was just so damn good~
This wonderful sweet and spicy jelly can be paired perfectly with your favorite ham and cheese panini. Try it on vanilla bean ice-cream or gelato. I did and it was fabulous.
Look for these and other favorites all around town. Several varieties are available for purchase in each of the following locations: Crane's Pie Pantry and Restaurant in Fennville, MI, The Farm House Deli in Douglas, MI, The Butler Pantry in Saugatuck, MI, The Petter Wine Gallery in Douglas, MI.
Crane's Pie Pantry and Restaurant have featured my Raspberry Pepper Jelly on their Spiced Italian Panini for three years now and it's still one of the most popular sandwiches. If you are in the mood for something light, try the lobster lettuce wraps, delightfully refreshing and they are topped with my Spicy Chipotle Drizzle.
You can find my jams and jellies featured on specialty sandwiches from time to time and especially most Sundays at The Farmhouse Deli located at 100 Blue Star Hwy. in Douglas, MI. Several undeniably delicious sandwiches have been created with my Spicy Onion Jam used to wow customers with just a little more pizazz. This Sunday Grif will make something really ingenious, come in and give us a try if you haven't already. Pick up a jar or two of the Spicy Onion Jam and the Kumquat Marmalade with Grand Marnier!
If you're a restaurant owner, chef or shop owner and want fresh produce, meat, cheese and so many more items from local farmers, growers and vendors, please check out WM Farm Link which I am a part of! This is a fairly new service that is offered in Greater Grand Rapids and along the lakeshore between South Haven and Muskegon.
If you are located in the Detroit / Royal Oak area you can find my product at Poesy Gift Shop at 32184 Woodward Ave in Royal Oak, MI.
On May 15, 2019, the Holland Farmer's Market will begin our summer season. Find me in the new Civic Center Building. Saturday I'll be there from 9-12.