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The BCF Kitchen: Peach Season

Our first peach jam of the year has arrived: Bourbon’d Peach-Apple Jam.

Peaches have made their first appearance at our kitchens, heralding the return of summer. To say we are happy is an understatement; as we welcome these fruits back to our office and kitchen, they infuse the air with their sweet fragrance, a gentle reminder that summer has arrived.

While living with the smell of peaches is easy, working with them can prove difficult. The peaches must be blanched and skinned, a process that takes an entire cooking shift most days. And the work doesn’t stop there; if the peaches are clingstone, removing their pit is no easy task, and the flesh of each skinned peach must be carefully cut from its stone.

Our first spoonful of peach jam makes the long hours of work fade from memory. Each variety of peach offers its own flavor profile, but they are all a beacon of sunny days to come: gently sweet and ¬†bright, and full of nostalgic memories from last year’s June. Rows and rows of peaches in our kitchen, each resembling a tiny sun, will be made into jam that can be savored long after the balmy summer months have passed.

The first peach jam of the year is no different. Our Bourbon’d Peach-Apple Jam flirts with the best of summer flavors: the subtle sweetness of peaches and apples receive a generous splash of bourbon to highlight their warmth. This rosy jam has been delighting us each morning, filling us with warmth whether or not the Northern California sun decides to show its face. We think you’ll fall in love with this jam as much as we have!