Author Archives: farmersmarketjam

2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,800 views in 2012. If every person who reached the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Tres Cosmopolitan

  So yesterday, I brought a map of the world to the Bellevue Farmers Market. When I had a customer with an accent, I asked them to sign my map. The results, in 5 hours of market, 2 from China, … Continue reading

Posted in The jam business and other notes | Tagged | Leave a comment

Short cake for grownups

When I was a kid, my mom always ruined strawberries by getting them home, slicing them up and then adding sugar. Only when I was an adult did I learn that the fancy french word for this is ‘macerating’ and … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How to use your jam — a short illustrated lesson

So last weekend at the Market I seemed to have a lot of conversations that started with “how would you use that?” as bewildered customers looked at a jar of chutney. A large number of questions centered around the pomegranate … Continue reading

Posted in Photos, Recipes, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Marmalade Cocktail?

A recent blog entry on ways to use your marmlade includes a referrence to a recipe for a marmalade cocktail. It’s just whisky, water and sweetened with a tad of marmalade. It reminds me of a Manhatten and if I … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Kumquat Chutney and a shout-out.

Well, Tigress, whom I greatly admire, posted about a chutney made of kumquats. I was intrigued for a few different reasons — the spicing was different than I usually use, it used kumquats, and it introduced the sichuan pepper. The sichuan pepper turns … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

How do I get my ideas?

  I’m often asked at the market “where do you get your ideas?’.  I’m going to try to ‘splain’ it to you, as this week was typical. Let’s start with the fact that late winter isn’t a great time to … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes, The jam business and other notes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Meyer Lemon Wonderful

So this morning I was making Meyer Lemon Marmalade, and I had a small moment and reminder of why I like this business. There is no activity as olfactory enjoyable as zesting ripe, fragrant Meyer Lemons.  It’s right up there with … Continue reading

Posted in The jam business and other notes | Tagged | Leave a comment

The year in review —

This is a nice picture I found on the web, entitled ‘Taking Stock’ and I’m just doing that for the year 2011. I thought I might share a few facts and factoids. First, the production numbers — I made a … Continue reading

Posted in The jam business and other notes, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

My competition from Tel Aviv

So my daughter the rabbi sent me a picture from shuk haikkarim, the farmers market in Tel Aviv, with my Israeli competition. The flavors are mango, plum, orange with coffee, apricot, fig, cherry, guava …..  

Posted in Photos, The jam business and other notes, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment