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?


Toast Post – November Edition

As summer fades to fall, we notice a change in our morning routines: a little more lingering in bed before starting the day, a different choice of tea, and, if you’re us, a new toast + jam combination that’s seasonally appropriate.

It probably comes as no surprise that we LOVE talking deciding how to use our new favorite jam or marmalade — would it be better on sourdough or walnut bread? with or without butter? We want to share with you what Blue Chair Fruit is currently enjoying on these crisp autumn mornings.

Rachel: Early Girl Tomato Marmalade on Della Fattoria Semolina Pullman Loaf with salted Organic Valley butter. Accompanied by Kusmi Tea’s Troika with milk!

Jo: Early Girl Tomato Jam and Brie cheese and Acme’s walnut levain, yum.

Luz: English Marmalade with nutella on Firebrand’s brioche with Cafe de Olla (Mexican spiced coffee — Luz has made it with Blue Bottle’s Ethiopian washed amaro gayo with great success)

Jamie: Damson Jam on any good cinnamon-raisin bread with a little salted butter. With, as always, PG Tips black tea.

Kate: Adriatic Fig & Candied Ginger Jam with Cowgirl Creamery’s Fromage Blanc, on Alvarado Street Bakery’s California Style Complete Protein Bread. Add in even more ginger with Pukka Herbs’s Three Ginger Tea!

Just for fun, here’s a sweet little music video with stop-animation toast — apparently they used 2,430 pieces total! Hopefully at least a few of those pieces were enjoyed…

Last Leaf

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Toast Post

Hello jam fiends. Kate here.

Last week, Rachel came to me in a flurry of excitement. She had just read Molly Wizenberg’s most recent blog post on Orangette, wherein Molly describes her new love of toast. “I love toast!” Rachel said. “I totally understand and agree with everything Molly says in her blog. I love toast. We have to blog about toast.”

A few days have passed, and we all talked excitedly about toast: when we like to eat it, what kind of bread we like, what kind of jam or marmalade is best on toast (a heated debate, as you may well imagine). And, well, Rachel’s been a little bit busy making jam out of thousands of berries every day, so I thought I’d hop in and share our conclusions about toast. It may not be quite as elegant an articulation as Molly’s, but I do think it gives a peek into how fanatical we at Blue Chair are about perfect jam pairings.

Rachel’s favorite: Irish brown bread with English Marmalade is right up there. With strong black tea, of course!

Jamie’s favorite: English muffin (from Arizmendi, or Lori’s at the pop-up market), with lots of butter and East Cost Blueberry Jam. Paired with PG Tips black tea (with honey and milk).

Kate’s favorite: Walnut bread, spread with Black Plum Jam with Candied Citrus & Bay. A cup of red chai to drink.

Luz’s favorite: Elderberry-Orange Marmalade, with salted butter, on Firebrand bread.

The great toast debate was so much fun that we’re thinking it will be a monthly feature for Blue Chair Fruit. What jam and toast (and, apparently, tea) pairings are your favorite? What should we try?