Give Thanks with Conserves!

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Spice up your Thanksgiving table with seasonal homemade conserves!
In this 4-hour class with Rachel, you will learn about the wonderful world of conserves
- jams incorporating spices, liqueurs, and dried or candied fruits -
with a special emphasis on Thanksgiving fruits and flavors.
Whether you're setting your own table
or bringing very special gifts to the host,
these autumnal jams will make everyone in the room give thanks.

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A Thanksgiving Jam Recipe!

Thanksgiving is upon us, and our Thanksgiving Jam 2-Pack will add a festive touch to your feast! With one jar of our Cranberry-Pluot Jam and one jar of our Rosemary-Damson Jam, this 2-pack enriches your favorite Thanksgiving foods, from turkey to pumpkin pie to greens.

Thanksgiving 2 Pack A Thanksgiving Jam Recipe!

We recently called on our Twitter community to share their favorite ways to enjoy our Thanksgiving flavors -- and boy, did they deliver! From incorporating cranberry jam into stuffing to smearing it on a leftover turkey sandwich, the ideas had us salivating.

There was one suggestion, however, that really intrigued our palates; Suz (Twitter @suzhowells) squished her recipe down to 140 characters: "Toss acorn squash wedges w/melted Cranberry jam, minced red chili & garlic, S&P. Roast @450, 25 min." We sent her our Thanksgiving Jam 2-Pack straightaway, and she sent us the full recipe:

Jam-Glazed Acorn Squash

Preheat oven to 450.

Sweat 1-2 cloves of finely minced garlic in 1T olive oil over low heat until fragrant & translucent.  Add one minced red serrano, kung pao or thai chili.  Add 1/3 -1/2 C jam (I'm thinking the Rosemary Damson would be awesome.  I've used your Bergamot for this in the past). Heat until jam melts and blends with garlic & chili.

Wash, seed and slice 1-2 acorn squash into wedges. Put in bowl with warm jam mixture.  Toss until all the pieces are coated, place in a single layer on a 1/2 sheet lined with parchment. Salt & pepper generously.  Roast for about 25 minutes, or until squash is fork tender and carmelized.

Caution: This is addictive!

YUM. Thanks, Suz! Anyone else have a unique way to use our jams for Thanksgiving? Get your own Thanksgiving Jam 2-Pack now!

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Thanksgiving Jam Making 101

We're so excited to offer a Thanksgiving-themed Jam Making 101 class again this year! This class gives students an opportunity to explore fruits and accent flavors that are perfect with a Thanksgiving feast.

Rachel Cranberries Wide Thanksgiving Jam Making 101
Click here to sign up for this four-hour introductory jam-making class. This popular class will be Blue Chair Fruit's last jam-making class of the season, so reserve your spot now!

BCF Southern Potluck

First things first: how awesome is the shiny new website? We're very excited about all the changes, and we hope it will provide even better access to our products and information about our website! Keep your eyes peeled for even more fun additions as we move into the holiday season.

Speaking of holidays, the Blue Chair Fruit team has been so excited about Thanksgiving that we decided to have a themed dinner party last week -- a Southern potluck!

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We had an awesome seafood gumbo, black-eyed peas, coleslaw, collard greens with our Thanksgiving Cranberry Sauce, sweet potato biscuits, pimento cheese, pecans, and ended the meal with sugared cranberries and, of course, red velvet cake. There was even a signature bourbon cocktail! It was a fabulous night with delicious food and good friends, and we feel pretty sure that it prepared our stomachs for Thanksgiving.

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Speaking of Thanksgiving, we want to be sure to say "thank you" for all of your love and support. It has been quite a year for Blue Chair Fruit, and it has been so enjoyable having new friends along for the ride!

New Blue Chair Fruit Jam Flavors for Thanksgiving!

Blue Chair Fruit is excited to announce new, exciting, delicious holiday flavors, just in time for Thanksgiving! We've been cooking away in the kitchen to make some stellar and seasonally-appropriate preserves for all of your holiday eating needs. There's even a special two-pack offer!

 New Blue Chair Fruit Jam Flavors for Thanksgiving!

With no further ado (although these jams really do deserve all the accolades we can bestow), Blue Chair Fruit's Holiday Season Collection:

Our two cranberry preserves are both delicious and we just can't choose a favorite; as a result, we're offering them to you as a Thanksgiving Cranberry Two-Pack, for a special price of $22! We think Thanksgiving is all about eating as many cranberries as possible, and this is our way of helping you accomplish that goal. Tart Thanksgiving Cranberry Sauce plus sweet Cranberry Jam with Pluot & Vanilla is the perfect combination to keep all for yourself or to generously share with your Thanksgiving host or hostess.

We are also excited to announce the return of the much-requested, very loved Spiced Bourbon-Tomato Conserve! This may be our best batch yet, and its spiced accents are perfect for this time of year.

And although we say it often, we think all of these new flavors really warrant our using our favorite phrase: YUM!!!