So many wonderful things to do with a good Marmalade. Marmalade is one spread that I do enjoy on tea biscuits or a nice English muffin. However it’s applications are as versatile as any jam. Below is a recipe I enjoy. It has been tweaked a bit to meet LunaGrown’s style and the glaze for this is really very nice. Continue reading
Jam Filled Coffee Cake – Beyond the Bread
As we continue to explore uses of jam, beyond the toast and bread, we came across this nice recipe. To our great pleasure this one is not only a keeper but something we are considering selling…. but until that time comes.
Thus far this recipe has been tested with Blackberry jam, Blueberry jam, Lemon Marmalade, and Strawberry Jam with a few chocolate chips added to the cake for the fun of it. Surprisingly even with the cake, jam, topping, and icing this cake is not very sweet, or should I say not overly sweet. Continue reading
A Bit Of Jam History
To appreciate today’s gourmet jam and the artisans that create it. One must look to the past and understand it’s journey from the Kings and Queens who regaled in it’s delicate creation, the settlers who relied on it’s nutritional value and sustainability, to the troops that utilized the quick energy jam would provide them during battle. Continue reading
Jam & Tea, A Love Affair
Originally Tea was considered a medicine, only affordable to the wealthy and affluent. This was one of the reasons it went out of style during the French and American Revolutions. Somehow the love affair between tea, jam and those that honor the traditions continue.
Tea was originally introduced to the English by China in the late 1600′s and was traditionally served with sugar and milk. It is said that the drink “replaced the Gin in England”. Continue reading
Blood Orange Marmalade
LunaGrown is always pleased when it is Marmalade season, and for us it’s the winter time. Our favorite is the Blood Orange Marmalade which we create with Moro Blood Oranges.
There are three main types of blood oranges: moro, tarocco and sanguinello. Blood oranges are available from December to April, depending on weather patterns and what the market calls for in your area. Moros are the most common blood oranges in the USA. They are pleasingly sweet-tart flavored and some compare them to Oranges with a hint of Raspberry. Continue reading