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Ultimate Chocolate Collection

Chocolate lover alert! A frequently requested option of a 4 jar chocolate & caramel collection has not been offered here... until now. Ideal for occasions like Valentine's Day, or just treating someone to an array of artisan small batch chocolate experiences (and yes, you count as someone too!). Special price and presentation featuring my chocolate sauces and caramel sauce (choose four flavors at checkout):

Coconut Dark Chocolate Sauce
Four Orange Chocolate Sauce
Extreme Vanilla Bean Chocolate Sauce
Malted Milk Chocolate Sauce
Hot Ginger Caramel Sauce

$64.00
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Valentine's Day Specialty Gift Duo

Choose two flavors for your Valentine gift set:

Apricot Jam
Pear Ginger Jam
Wild Blueberry Lemon Jam
Fig Jam
Sour Cherry Jam
Wild Plum Jam - SOLD OUT
Concord Zinfandel Jelly
Raspberry Champagne Jelly
Coconut Dark Chocolate Sauce
Four Orange Chocolate Sauce
Extreme Vanilla Bean Chocolate Sauce
Malted Milk Chocolate Sauce
Hot Ginger Caramel Sauce
Dark Cherries in Merlot Syrup
Salt-Preserved Meyer Lemon

Indicate your choices in the NOTES section on the cart page.

$33.00 $30.00 Special Price!
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Valentine's Day Marmalade Gift Duo

Choose two flavors for your Valentine gift set:

Rangpur Lime Marmalade
Five Grapefruit Marmalade
Seville Orange Marmalade
Blood Orange Marmalade - SOLD OUT

Indicate your choices in the NOTES section on the cart page.

$37.00 $34.00 Special Price!
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Choose Your Own Artisan Specialty Duo Gift Box

A gift box with the personal touch... Ideal for those who are otherwise hard to buy for. Exceptional Hostess/Host gift too! Choose any TWO items from this array of small batch artisan treats:

Apricot Jam
Pear Ginger Jam
Wild Blueberry Lemon Jam
Fig Jam
Sour Cherry Jam
Wild Plum Jam - SOLD OUT
Concord Zinfandel Jelly
Raspberry Champagne Jelly
Coconut Dark Chocolate Sauce
Four Orange Chocolate Sauce
Extreme Vanilla Bean Chocolate Sauce
Malted Milk Chocolate Sauce
Hot Ginger Caramel Sauce
Dark Cherries in Merlot Syrup
Salt-Preserved Meyer Lemon

Indicate your choices in the NOTES section on the cart page. They will be shipped in a beautiful gazebo box with lush green tissue and grosgrain ribbon (pictured).

$33.00
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Choose Your Own Rare Marmalade Duo Gift Box

Those who savor special Marmalade will have two reasons more to LOVE you! Choose any TWO items from the list below:

Rangpur Lime Marmalade
Five Grapefruit Marmalade
Seville Orange Marmalade
Blood Orange Marmalade - SOLD OUT

Indicate your choices in the NOTES section on the cart page. They will be shipped in a beautiful gazebo box with lush green tissue and grosgrain ribbon (pictured).

$37.00
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Exclusive Signature Selections Rare Marmalade Trio

A limited selection of rare, exotic, special combination Marmalades. These choices are made in smaller than usual single batches given the finite availability of the remarkable fruit components. They are beautifully presented in a signature box for a truly memorable and rare gift...

Marrakesh Limetta Marmalade
From a very rare, dimpled, perfumed North African citrus.  It has a unique, indescribable floral lemon-lime flavor, enhanced here with Bearss lime, Meyer lemon & white grapefruit juices. Superb color and flavor—if anyone were to press me to reveal my favorite child, this would be it.  So rare, I never know when I'll be able make it a next time.

Black Finger Lime Marmalade
These oddities are natives of Australia that rode the continent as it broke away from Asia. In a more harsh and dry environment they evolved into shrubs with tiny leaves, fierce thorns, and strange, delectable fruit. They are about an inch long with thin peel that runs from a rusty red to green to black, and are filled with tiny green to pink beads, also known as ‘citrus caviar,’ that burst to the bite, releasing a unique, heady floral lime flavor I can only call addictive. Rarely grown here, I have access in Moro Bay California.  A delight to chefs and connoisseurs everywhere.  At the end of this season I have managed to secure enough fruit for a single batch of marmalade as a special offer to my online customers.  Enjoy this miracle of nature while it lasts!

Calamondin Marmalade
Though this uncommon varietal originates in the Philippines (where it's also known as calamansi), it it grown privately in Northern California and I am fortunate to have access to this remarkable citrus known to make the very best marmalade. Tiny, delicate, and full of seeds, I used manicure scissors to harvest them, then took several days to cut them. The result was well worth the effort–deep, brilliant, jewel-like color, fine strips of delicate peel and a bright, piquant flavor that dances between mandarin, orange and lime, with a long finish all its own. It rarely gets any better than this! Get yours now, the limited supply never lasts for very long!

Shipped in the exclusive limited edition signature box (pictured).

$60.00
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Shekwasha Marmalade

Shekwasha is a Japanese citrus native to Okinawa and Taiwan, and is very rare in this country. I was first introduced to this fruit some years ago by Toots Bier, then department head of the Citrus Studies Program at UC-Riverside, and later located some at the Gene Lester Collection in Watsonville. The sour juice and haunting floral peel is absolutely unique, and I have been using it for some years as the salient accent in my Grapefruit Marmalade. This season I was able to gather enough fruit to feature this gem of nature in its own marmalade, blended with juices of white grapefruit, Poorman orange, and the related Sacaton citrumelo, also from the Gene Lester Collection. A must-have for true marmalade aficionados!

8 oz.

$18.00
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Seville Orange Syrup

Sevilles are the sour oranges in my most popular classic marmalade. For years I have also made a syrup from them to use as an ingredient in other products, from my Four Orange Chocolate Sauce to Cranberry Raspberry Relish. This is the first time I have offered it on its own as an entry in my syrup line. Sharp true orange flavor, great in classic orange-accented bourbon cocktails, hot toddies or iced tea, in salad dressings, marinades, or as a meat glaze, especially duck!

5 oz.

$14.00
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Cranberry Raspberry Relish

With fresh late season orange juice and candied Seville orange peel as well, there just wasn’t room for that in the title! This is a holiday favorite I stopped making several years ago—too much work and too expensive to produce. It contains Pinot Noir wine, half the cranberries are baked with brandy and sugar for 3 hours to candy them whole, then I had to strain raspberry jam to remove the seeds, and candy the peel of the oranges I juiced. I’ve decided to make it again because I can now use my own seedless Raspberry Champagne Jelly, and my own candied Seville orange peel. For those who remember it, it’s better than ever, for new arrivals, the best cranberry relish you’ve ever had! The perfect complement to holiday meals, available only until the end of the year.

Ingredients: cranberries, orange juice, sugar, raspberry jelly, wine, brandy, candied orange peel
8 oz.

$16.00
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Dark Cherries in Merlot Syrup: Fancy Food Show Gold-Award Winner!

Everyone's favorite, dark cherries are paired with fruity merlot wine and ambrosial hints of raspberry, scented geranium, galangal root, bergamot, black pepper, cinnamon, vanilla and bay. For sheer complexity of flavors this is my most interesting product. Enjoy with pork, duck, game hens, quail, beef or lamb–deglaze your pan with some syrup and stock to make a sauce.

Serve on the plate like a pickle or chutney, or in a little bowl on the side with a spoon for the syrup, which is every bit as good as the fruit. Coat a champagne flute with syrup, fill and drop in a cherry. Great with cheese, or just spoon a few over good vanilla ice cream! Note: fruit fills the jars when raw but shrinks in processing, adding their juice to the syrup. Not pitted.

Ingredients: whole cherries, wine, sugar, vinegar, corn syrup, herbs & spices
8 oz.

Dark Cherries in Merlot Syrup: See it being made!

$16.00
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Salt-Preserved Meyer Lemon

Meyer lemons are a good stand-in for the lemons of North Africa, scented, sweet and thin-skinned. Cured with bay leaves and the faint perfume of citrus blossoms. Use anywhere you'd add salt--in marinades, on vegetables, in dips, soups, salads, rice or grain dishes. Chop fine or use a garlic press to mash the fruit and it's easy to add a salty citrus punch to any dish
8 oz.

Ingredients: Meyer lemons, kosher salt, herbs

$16.00
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Concord Zinfandel Jelly - NEW!

Nearly everyone has a Concord grape story. Mom says my grandparents got a basket of them every September and, together, they enjoyed them fresh. When I was a kid I remember using the still green grapes from an old arbor next door as ammunition, contrary to our neighbor’s scolding to let them ripen so she could make jelly. Finding the most beautiful specimens I’d ever seen from Hamada Farms at my Farmer’s Market, I decided it was time to try a jelly myself. This highly scented grape of wild American parentage, developed in Concord, Massachusetts in the 1850’s, has long been known to make the finest grape jelly. I pair it here with an old vine Zinfandel wine and just enough lemon juice to balance sweetness and allow the flavor of the grape to shine.

Ingredients: Concord grapes, cane sugar, Zinfandel wine, lemon juice, pectin.
8 oz.

$16.00
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Spiced Crab Apples - SOLD OUT

Considering their ubiquity 50 years ago it is stunning how completely Spiced Crab Apples disappeared from the American diet, a victim of the death of home canning and commercial versions with lurid red coloring and no flavor. They became a joke, then forgotten. My farm visits are now mostly in summer and too early for apple anything, but occasionally there will be Whitney crab apples, a reminder of the pickles my grandmother made from them. A few years back I decided to revive this tradition.

I had Grandma’s recipe but knew I'd have to improve on it to withstand the impossible perfection of memory. First I took out the water and added apple juice, then some favorite spices. One Farmer's Market customer was reduced to tears; "I haven't had these since my grandmother died 50 years ago!" Here is your chance to renew old memories or make new ones. Enjoy with cheese or main course meats, pork, ham, turkey. For the novice: you will place them on the side of your plate and pick them up to eat them off the core as you would any apple.

Ingredients: crab apples, apple juice, sugar, cider vinegar, spices.
16 oz., 1 pt.

Spiced Crab Apples: See it being made!

$18.00

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