The nice folks at Blue Chair Fruit Company out of Oakland sent me some jam samples. This is a big deal. Really big. I love jam so much. I actually don't make jam very often. I have made my share of marmalade, but jam I do like to buy. I get so hoardy over my fresh berries and freeze them and use them all year, it pains me to heat them up and cook them down, which is great news because then I get to buy and try different types of jam. So it all works out. These 3 flavors were all winners in the house.
We were sent Rosemary Damson Plum (the rosemary is quite strong and this is my favorite), Peacotum, and Olallieberry Jam (which is a local blackberry variety). The flavors this company offers are so interesting and tasty sounding—I am dying to try the Meyer Lemon-Blood Orange Marmalade with Rose Geranium. I see they have a book, which looks very cool, and a (help me) Jam Club. I want to use one of these jams on this cake I made a bit back that required fancy jam. That would be so good.
We had a jam sample party here and used what I consider to be the ideal jam vehicle—rye toast. The Peacotum was the girls' favorite. It was quite delicate. I loved them all. The Rosemary Plum was really unique.
Does anyone have their book and have you made any jams from it? Now I'm going to make more toast. And then I want to make this Easy Jam Tart. Hello.