Little Bird’s Nest CookiesPosted on January 15, 2015
Balsamic Strawberry Jam and Pure Raspberry Jam from Le Meadow’s Pantry in Bird’s Nest Cookies..Life is always a little sweeter when you’re baking cookies….
These beauties have a rich buttery texture and are simple to make. They are all about the butter, use a high quality butter and your favourite jam.
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1/3 cup pure cane sugar
1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups four, ( I used a gluten free mixed and it worked perfectly)
pinch of salt
Your favourite jam or marmalade for filling
1- Preheat oven to 325 degree. Beat together butter and sugar with an electric mixer until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add egg yolk and vanilla and mix well.
2- Add flour and salt, and mix until just combined. Refrigerate dough for 2 hours.
3- Roll dough into 1-inch balls and space 1 inch apart on baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
4- Press down center of each ball with your thumb. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven; press down center again. Return to oven and bake until golden brown, about 10 minutes.
5- Let cool slightly on sheets. Fill each center with jam.
What is your favourite jam for bird’s nest cookies?
Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart Holiday Cookies
Posted in Jam, RecipesTagged artisan food, cookies, jam, local food, preserves, small batches, strawberry balsamic jamLeave a commentEditCherry and Apple Jam Just in Time for Holiday Craft Fairs!Posted on November 2, 2014
Apple & Cherry Jam
Tomorrow is our first Christmas Craft Fair of the season and I made a new jam to celebrate! Cherry and Apple is our latest delight. Thin slices of apple and whole black cherries are floating in a light syrup with hints of fresh mint and vanilla…
St. Thomas Aquinas High School
541 West Keith Road, North Vancouver
Sunday November 2nd, 2014
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission is 2$ & parking is free
Tomorrow you will also find:
Lemon & Vodka
Thick Cut Orange
Lime & Lemongrass
Orange & Lemon + Orange Blossom Water
Pear & Lemon
Black Plum Vanilla Brandy
Spiced Apple & Cranberry Jelly
Black Plum Honey & Star Anise
Pear & Ginger
Pear, Maple Syrup & Sage
Plum, Black Currant & Shallot Chutney
Rhubarb & Ginger
Banana & Chocolate
Posted in Jam, Jelly, marmaladeTagged artisan market, banana chocolate jam, Christmas Craft Fairs, Christmas market, jam, le meadow's pantry, marmalade, preserves, St Thomas Aquinas, strawberry balsamic jamLeave a commentEditSpread the NewsPosted on October 19, 2014Autumn is here with its abundance of colours and flavours…. Autumn also brings new preserves, new kitchen, new winter markets and holiday fairs and, new stores!
Spiced apple & cranberry jellyRuby red apple and red current jelly with cinnamon, cloves, peppercorn and star anise to keep you warm…
Jams in storesJams and marmalades in their new quarters….
Lime & Lemongrass marmalade
Limette was shining all summer long at the market….
black plum, honey ,star anise
Black plum, one of my favourite jams…two different versions this fall: plum, honey and star anise, and plum, fresh bay leaves, vanilla and brandy.
Jelly, marmalade and jam
Another favourite and new marmalade: Lemon and East Van vodka marmalade…
~ Fine slices of lemon suspended in a bright and fruity jelly with the addition of East Van Vodka from Odd Society Distillery…come try it at the new winter market at the PNE…or the last market of the season at Lonsdale quay on October 25th…or find it in stores…
Lemon & East Van Vodka
spiced apple & cranberry jelly
We also have a chutney made with plum, black currant and shallots!
Pear and lemon marmalade is coming back soon… and blood orange marmalade too!
Black currant jelly with blackberry in suspension will be appearing soon…and grapefruit and smoked sea salt is sold out again! ….will also have pure black currant jam..thank you for your patience…
Also, don’t hesitate to contact me if you want a special order for the holiday…
Posted in Farmer's Markets, Jam, Jelly, marmaladeTagged artisan market, farmer's market, jam, jelly, lonsdale quay, marmalade, nat bailey stadium, preserves, small batches, vancouver, whistlerLeave a commentEditThe Sweetest DarkPosted on August 9, 2014I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.
– Edgar Allan Poe
My favourite time of the year…
Late Summer Berries
And my favourite berries…
My Grandmother Lina used to pick blackberries every summer, enough to make an upside down cake every Sunday of the year….
Now that she is 101 years old and sitting in her chair most of the day, I am sure she dreams of the sweetest dark berries….
A simple, yet perfect blackberry jam to celebrate late summer and my Grandmother Lina.
I have been spending a lot of time in the kitchen and less time at markets…
But you can still find me at least twice a week sampling luscious jams and bold marmalades….
Cherry and Orange Marmalade, Blueberry, fresh Mint and Lemon Balm, Apple Honey Butter, Raspberry and Red Current Jam, Blackberry Jam…….
Sunday August 10th – Ladner Village Market 10-4 pm
Wednesday August 13th – Main Street Market 3-7 pm
Saturday August 16th – Kerrisdale Market 10-2 pm
Sunday August 17th – Whistler 10-4 pm
Come get a jar for a late summer picnic…