The Jam Blog — Artisanal Jams

L.A.'s Femme Night Out

Last night I was helping my friend, chef Olivia Hernandez, at an amazing event for LA Femme Film Festival. She did a succulent buffet and I donated some jams and fromage-stuffed strawberries for the cheese table. The event was truly amazing, honoring Katherine Fugate, Mackenzie Phillips, Francia Raisa and FREAKIN' WENDI MCLENDON-COVEY. (I love Reno 911!)  We had a BLAST and my jams got to be on the red carpet. And so did their creator! Red face here is thanks to the equally amazing bartenders and a little excitement about seeing Wendi. 

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Peachy Queen & Fabulous Fig

What's in a name? I realized that many of my flavors were just old boring descriptors, so I decided to give a few a little facelift before they hit the BIG TIME! Peachy Queen is actually my peach, vanilla bean & Grand Marnier flavor. I asked my Facebook pals to come up with a name and I got about 40 GREAT ones. It was hard to choose. I went with PEACHY QUEEN, a name from my old punk-rock band buddy Santosh.  Great name for a great flavor! And in other jammin' news: FABULOUS FIG is the jam formerly known as...

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Laura Ann’s Jams featured at NEW. ARTISANAL. NOW.

  On Saturday July 28, 2012, Laura Ann’s Jams will be featured at NEW. ARTISANAL. NOW. A food and art event at ForYourArt, an activity space at 6020 Wilshire Blvd (across the street from LACMA). ForYourArt celebrates creativity and engagement with art among, artists, writers, and curators. The event is from 12-6pm and will feature 12 local producers, who will be sampling and selling their delicious local food products. New. Artisanal. Now. is timed to coincide with Made in L.A. 2012, the Hammer Museum’s first large-scale biennial survey of Los Angeles-based artists. NEW. ARTISANAL. NOW., will showcase some of the...

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Laura Ann's Jams Raffle Prize at Cocktails for a Cause

  Last week my artisanal jams were involved in a very special charity event called Cocktails for a Cause. UpRising Yoga and Rajashree Choudhury raised funds to bring yoga to commercially sexually trafficked children. Guests gathered at the Dorthy Chandler Pavilion, enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and entered a raffle which included many rockin’ gift baskets. With help from Fancifull Fine Food and Baskets, I donated an amazing basket for the raffle. The basket included my Greatest Hits Collection Blackberry Bay Leaf, Blueberry Basil, Raspberry Habanero and of course Hollywood Marmalade as wells as Limited Edition Fig Vanilla Bean. It just...

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Boozy Jams in the Wall Street Journal

  Over the weekend The Wall Street Journal published an article entitled "Spiked Jams: The Booze Crew" featuring Laura Ann's Jams as one of their favorite boozy jams. It was great to be included with my fellow L.A. jammers Sqirl, Valerie Confections, and Ellelle's. My sweetest sugar sisters united in booze - loving the LA jammers dominating the best in booze category!  Try my featured boozy jam, The Manhattan Project, cherries infused with Bulliet rye, sweet vermouth and a dash of bitters. (BUY HERE)

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