Archive for May, 2009

 

“12 step” universal homemade jam recipe

May 31st, 2009

enhancedjam – courtesy of Flavor magazine

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excellent news

May 31st, 2009

i just received notice from Stephanie, the market manager, that i am going to be in space 56 this weekend at the market. still working on cherries, and i think i will have some mulberries at the next market as well.

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pondering the strawberry season and a slow market

May 30th, 2009

tired and relieved, post-market; i was given a spot on “the hill” at the market this week, and i worried endlessly about leveling my table on the slope (I even went so far as to design a crutch for my table, and had my father build it last night), but when i arrived the market […]

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strawberries strawberries strawberries

May 29th, 2009

i went picking in the rain again on wednesday. then i frantically made jam for days and days and days. i love my “job”.

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cover story in the upcoming issue of flavor magazine!!

May 27th, 2009

flavor cover june/july 2009 “jam session” from flavor june/july 2009 for more information about Flavor check out the website: flavormags.com i picked a lot of berries in the rain this morning, with my good friends Jon and Lisa, but i have no time for waxing philosophical about fruit today. i have far too much real […]

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new flavors for the market tomorrow

May 22nd, 2009

i’m eternally indebted to my friends at Roundabout Farm for letting me set up shop in their stand at the city market tomorrow, just like last week. new flavors: strawberry lime, strawberry rhubarb + ginger, strawberry + balsamic vinegar, strawberry + rosemary, and lime or lemon rhubarb (i haven’t decided yet). old flavors: strawberry, strawberry […]

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strawberries in afton

May 19th, 2009

i just returned from picking berries in afton, just over the nelson county line, and i am overjoyed. the berries are plentiful, ripe, and sweet. i went out yesterday on a scouting mission to see if the picking today would be any good, and it was so good that i picked 35 pounds in an […]

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strawberries in the sunshine

May 16th, 2009

strawberries in the sun (eaten warm straight off the plant) are much sweeter than berries from a refrigerated truck. there seems to be an inverse relationship between time spent in refrigeration and the flavor of fruit. thats why i pick my own fruit, in part, to avoid the bizarre woodyness that arises from too much […]

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no rest for the weary

May 15th, 2009

i concocted some plain rhubarb jam tonight, for a change, because i wondered how rhubarb would fare on its own. it is sour and thick. the rhubarb ginger is better this week than ever before, and the strawberry lavender is a new iteration of an old friend. i’ll be at the market in 6.5 hours; […]

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the city market this saturday, may 16

May 14th, 2009

i will be under Roundabout Farm’s tent (located abutting 2nd St. SW, approximately here) this weekend at the market because there are too many aspiring merchants and not enough spaces for their wares. stay tuned this season and see how this develops. in the works are: strawberry lavender, plain rhubarb jam, rhubarb ginger (of course) […]

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