Holiday Gifts

It’s been a crazy and busy year. I hope it has been a great year for you.

With all the talk of stores not having as many choices for holiday gifts this year, it might be a great year to buy local! Cedar Spring Farm Jam makes a great gift for everyone on your holiday list and we ship anywhere in the USA! To ensure your package arrives by Christmas, please order by December 12th.

Hot, Hot, Hot!!

I will be at the Redmond Saturday Market tomorrow with some new marmalde flavors. Come by and try them (yes, I will be trying some sampling!).

I will not be at the Lake Forest Park Farmers Market on Sunday. Back to back Markets with the very hot weather is too much for me! I will be back at Lake Forest Park on July 25th with Apricot Jams (yay!). If you need jam before then, please send me an email and I will drop it off on Saturday afternoons until then.

Have a great weekend and stay cool!!

Tomorrow is Pi Day!

March 14th is Pi Day! My favorite way to celebrate? Eat pie!! Don’t have one? Well, I have some ideas for you:

Make a cherry cream cheese pie. For this one I used a store-bought graham cracker crust. If you have time, make your own! It’s even better. Here’s the recipe:

Cherry Cream Cheese Pie

Jam Turnovers

Super easy! Use a store-bought pie crust (or make your own), roll out and cut into quarters (so you have 4 triangles), add a Tablespoon of your favorite Cedar Spring Farm Jam in the middle, fold over the crust and crimp the edges with a fork. For a nice presentation, brush on an egg wash and sprinkle some coarse sugar on top. Bake in a 400 degree preheated oven for 14-17 minutes or until golden brown. Wait 10-15 minutes before eating! Jam filling will be hot!

Apricot Galette

Or even easier: Make a Jam Galette. Use a store-bought pie crust (or make your own). Unroll and place pie crust on a cookie sheet lined with parchment. Add 3/4-1 cup jam and spread to about 1 1/2 inches from edge. If you want, sprinkle with nuts or chocolate chips (yummy with raspberry jam). Fold up edges as shown, brush an egg wash on the edges and sprinkle with sugar. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for about 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool at least 10 minutes.

Spring!

I hope the weather is good where you are. It has been dry enough the past week that I could do some work in the garden, but I haven’t mowed the lawn yet…. Maybe today.

I’ve been busy cooking up lots of jam! I added 3 new shops last month that will be carrying my products! It’s exciting! Click here to find all the places you can find my products. Remember too that I am always happy to deliver directly to you, just send an email.

I’ve also been trying out some new recipes for candy which I hope to have available at the Farmers Markets. This week I made four different types of fudge. It’s not quite traditional fudge, but I think it’s pretty good!

From Top to Bottom:

Dark Chocolate with Almonds and Cranberries

Milk Chocolate with Almonds and Coconut

Extra Dark Chocolate with Cherry Amaretto Jam

Semi-Sweet Mocha Almond

I’m also making Tablet, the Scottish sweet treat.

I hope you are doing well. We are coming out of this pandemic, finally. Optimism and hope for a much better year is on the way!

A New Month

February is almost here and I’m feeling pretty optimistic about 2021. I hope you are too!

I finally got my garden cleaned up, well at least mostly cleaned up. I’m going to be changing the configuration a bit. I took out several old raised planters and will be putting in some new ones. In the meantime everything is covered up until March or April.

I’ve been experimenting with making candy and hope to have something ready for the farmers market season. I’m also trying out some new recipes for jam and a couple of marmalades – I will let you know when they are available!

Keep your spirits up! Sometimes our winters can be a bit grey, but Spring is coming!

The Beautiful Pacific Northwest

Today I delivered jam to Oak Harbor and what a gorgeous drive!! From Anacortes the drive includes crossing Deception Pass Bridge (a marvel of engineering in itself!) which connects our Fidalgo Island to Whidbey Island. It was a reminder of how thankful I am to have landed in the beautiful Pacific Northwest!!

The view looking Southwest from Fidalgo Island towards Whidbey Island/

Shortbread Cookies for the Holidays

Our Shortbread Cookie Mix is easy to make and delicious with any of our berry jams! Pictured on the right is our Shortbread with Raspberry Jam and just for fun I added about 1/4 cup chocolate chips to the top layer!

Shortbread Cookie mix may be added to your order – just send me an email! They are $6 each. Happy Baking!!

Holiday Gift Ideas!

I have a limited number of these cute 5oz jams perfect as a stocking stuffer or added to a Holiday Basket. These 3 pack minis also make a great gift for a teacher, your neighbor, co-worker or add one to a gift package you are mailing to family!

Both are at a special price: 5oz jams, regularly $6 each, are 6 for $30! The mini packs are 3 for $25 (regularly $10each).

Order both for home delivery!

JUST AN UPDATE!

It has been an interesting year. I hope you are doing well.

I’ve been doing the Farmers Markets and trying to put together the Nutcracker Holiday Gift Show.

This Saturday is the last Farmers Market for me at Redmond Saturday Market.

The Nutcracker Holiday Gift Show http://www.nutcrackerholidaygiftshow.com opens on November 6th. We’ve got some fantastic Crafters, Artists and Specialty Food Makers and we are following all the COVID rules, so please come on out and BUY LOCAL for your Holiday Gifts this year!