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Jam and Toast: A Perfect Match

In case you haven’t gathered, we’re big fans of jam and toast here at Blue Chair Fruit.

To fuel your obsession, we’re offering a special Morning Toast 2-Pack containing a jar each of our two favorite flavors. This limited-edition set will be available until a new “favorite flavor” comes along (translation: about a month).

Curious about our favorite ways to enjoy our morning toast? Here’s what the BCF team has to say:

Jamie: Apple-Meyer Lemon Marmalade with butter on Acme’s Pain de Mie. With coffee. Perfect when friends are in town!”

Luz: Bergamot Marmalade on toasted raisin bread with a lot of butter, and sips of saffron & honey tea just for decadence’s sake.”

Rachel: “Levain with almond-hazelnut butter and Rhubarb Jam with Plums & Ginger. Plus Kusmi Tea’s Troika.”

Jo: Olallieberry Jam and foie gras mousse from Fabrique Delices on orange zest scented brioche — with spicy black pepper chai with a smidge of Katz (black button sage) honey and splash of Strauss milk.” What Jo only mentioned later is that she pipes on the foie gras, because her brioche is SO delicate. Baroque, indeed!

Kate: Olallieberry Jam. On the tiny toasts you see above, because then my jam-to-toast ratio is about 1:1. And I MUST have my morning cup of Kusmi’s Bourbon Vanilla Tea.”

Do we know how to enjoy our breakfast or WHAT?
What’s your favorite jam-and-toast indulgence?

 

Punk Domestics & BCF Food Preservation Swap!

Hey, Bay Area jammers! Join Punk Domestics and Blue Chair Fruit for a Bay Area food swap, plus the chance to show off what you’ve got and meet other local preservation geeks. Hey, Bay Area jammers!

On Friday July 15, we’ll be gathering at the Blue Chair Fruit kitchens to sample each other’s wares and chat preservation with local amateurs and professionals alike. Best of all, the event will culminate in a DIY food exchange, but with a catch: It’s a free-market exchange. Want that bottle of limoncello? It might cost you three jars of blueberry jam. Or vice versa. You negotiate the value between each other. It all comes down to what the market bears.

Come on down — the party starts at 6pm. You’ll want to arrive right on time so you get a chance to try everything. All manner of preserved food is welcome: jams and jellies, liqueurs, charcuterie, homemade cheese, pickles, or anything else you’ve spent time preserving!

Please bring as much of your favorite preserved item(s) as you want to trade (including serving utensils), plus enough to share with other guests. Gotta get ’em hooked with a free sample first, of course.

*The BCF kitchen’s entrance is on 47th St. and there should be ample street parking. Alternately, we’re a short walk from MacArthur BART!*

RSVP Already!

P.S. Unsure what to make between now and then? Check out Punk Domestics for all kinds of inspiration: they’ve got everything from pickle recipes to tips on making cheese at home!

Market Flavors for July 24/25

We’re always excited when we get to bring our favorite summer jams to the markets. What can we say? We really love dark berries and stone fruit.

So get those taste buds warmed up! In the interest of helping you think about which yummy flavors you want to taste at this weekend’s markets, here’s a list of the flavors we’ll be featuring this week.

San Francisco markets (Noe Valley 7/24, Palo Alto 7/25, Haight 7/28):
Golden Apricot Jam, English Marmalade, Nightfall Blackberry Jam, Lemon-Pink Grapefruit Marmalade, Strawberry-Rose Jam, Orange Pucker Citron Marmalade, Blood Orange-Quince Preserves, Strawberry-Meyer Lemon Marmalade

Oakland Markets (Grand Lake 7/24, Temescal 7/25):
Red Raspberry-Strawberry Jam, Silver Three-Fruit Marmalade, Blood Orange-Quince Preserves with Rose, English Marmalade, Golden Apricot Jam, Lemon-Pink Grapefruit Marmalade, Nightfall Blackberry Jam

As always, we’re happy to take requests for jams and marmalades you just have to have. Just ask at the market, and we’ll bring your favorite flavor the next week.

Can’t wait to see your smiling faces!