The Jam Blog — Jams Made

Flavor Grenade

This weekend I went to the Atwater Village Farmers Market to get some fruit.  I stopped by the Cottage Farms booth and after tasting 13 different stone fruits I asked farmer Jim "Whats YOUR favorite stone fruit"?  He took a pause, really thinking about it...FLAVOR GRENADE.  I laughed and said "Jim, I dont even know what one of those are, but I will take 40lbs of flavor grenades just on the name alone". These delicious fruit are a special strain of green pluots. Being shaped like a granade is obviously how they aquired their name but it doesn't hurt that...

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Get Ready to Launch

Many of us here in Echo Park, especially my dog Meana, are getting really excited for the official re-launch of the Laura Ann's Jams webstore. This time around I'll have all your favorite flavors in stock with recommendations on what to pair it with and a little history behind its creation.  Jams will now be $8 and from what I have seen, you cannot beat a delicious artisanal jam at that price. Stay tuned friends!

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Cherry Picking

I have been out cherry picking and cannot wait to share with you my super secret, limited edition flavor! Hint, it just might be called Cherry Tyme Morello Jam.  All of my hard work on the farm can soon be your very own delicious treat. You'll see it in the shop any day now, so keep your eyes open.

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Hellfire Pineapple Princess

I told Jenkins Jellies that I would come up with a cocktail for their "Hell Fire" Pepper Jelly. No better time then cooking to make yourself a frozen cocktail! The room had already smelled of jalapeno so I figured why not bust out the blender.  Here's how I made this delicious drink that packs a bite! 1 cup fresh chopped pineapple 1 cup of fresh squeezed orange juice 2 tsp of Jenkins Hell Fire Pepper Jelly 1 tsp of sugar 2 shots of light rum juice of 1 lemon 1 cup of ice toss all that in the blender and...

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Kumgerine? Tangerquat?

  Over the weekend my friend Dave took me to his friends house in Atwater Village to harvest some backyard kumquats.  I had so much fun. Granted, we did go out cocktailing BEFORE the harvest, which didn't hurt.  I gathered a bag full and I happily headed straight home. Even though it took a LONG time to clean them, juice them, and take out all the seeds, it was worth it.  These delicious fruit are super tangy with sweet rind; I just love these little buggers.  I wish I had more time to cook more of these.  This will be...

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