The Jam Blog — L.A. Jam Makers

Citrus Time

  This time of year brings a bountiful harvest of delicious citrus in our beautiful state of California. I've been toiling away in the kitchen, developing new flavors, as this season always fills me with such inspiration. One of my favorites thus far is this year's Bulleit Blood Orange Marmalade, a different take on one of my classic flavors which you can buy here. Last week I went out to forage some vibrant Meyer Lemons and look forward to sharing with you my new creations.

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Walk for Hope

  I am pleased to announce that Laura Ann's Jams and Bittersweet Treats are combining superpowers once more at City Of Hope's Walk for Hope! There will be sweets for sale made by both Danielle and myself. In addition, I will be selling jams to support this important cause. Do the walk and visit us at the end for a well deserved sweet treat by the two sweetest gals on the West Coast!

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Support Your Local Farmers Market

  If you have been following my adventures in jam making, then you probably know that I love to support my local farmers and can often be found perusing the booths of various farmers markets here in Los Angeles. This summer, stellar photographers and bloggers Young & Hungry followed me to the Silver Lake Farmers Market to capture what I had on the menu that afternoon.  Shopping the booths always lends so much inspiration to my creative process and future jams.  I feel fortunate to be live in such a bountiful part of this country that I have access to...

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Cooking for Love

Now in its seventh year, Break the Cycle's Cooking for Love has become one of the most talked about and well-attended events in town. This is definitely one of the top ten food and wine events in Southern California.  Laura Ann's Jams was on the scene Sunday evening with other local L.A. vendors not only sharing their delicious treats, but helping raise a generous amount of money to help break the cycle of domestic violence. I had a blast that evening, but I couldn't have done it without Kari Huinker and Jennifer Pearson of the International Culinary School of Art...

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Limited Edition: Peach & Grand Marnier

I am pleased to announce a new limited edition flavor called K&K Klassy Peach. Made with yellow peaches from one of my all time favorite stone fruit farmers: K&K Farms.  I can't wait for this time of year when all the California stone fruit is at it's finest.  I was introduced to Kurt and Kathy Kessler by Terri from Auntie Em's.  They are amazing and so is their fruit.  I decided to compliment the peaches with my magical organic madagascar vanilla beans and a little splash of Grand Marnier. That's what makes it KLASSY...with a K.  Smooth, sweet and a...

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