A special selection of my rarest, most exotic marmalades, beautifully presented in a signature box for a truly memorable gift...
Finger Lime MarmaladeThese 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, 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!
Five Grapefruit MarmaladeI pick white cocktail grapefruit, my favorite, from an old tree near downtown Napa, California and blend them with several Gene Lester rarities. The Mandalo and Poorman oranges are both delicious orange-grapefruit hybrids, and the 2 others, Shekwasha and Sacaton citrumelo, are grapefruit-like exotics with notes of passionfruit, mango, pineapple and pine. An even greater proportion of juice here and a blending of the exotic and familiar make this stellar marmalade a rocket-ride of superb flavor, with a long finish, gorgeous color and a perfect set. Wonderful with cheese. Sadly, with Gene Lester’s passing, this is the last batch.
Calamondin MarmaladeAlso known as calamansi and popular in the Philippines, this remarkable citrus is known to make the very best marmalade. Tiny, delicate, and full of seeds, I use manicure scissors to harvest them, then take days to cut them, using lamp and tweezers to locate and remove the seeds. The result is 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.
Shipped in the exclusive limited edition signature box (pictured).