For a detailed description of the preserves, click above left on "Goods"

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Friday, January 22, 2010

Seville Orange Marmalade


Seville oranges are here again, much to the delight of any marmalade fanatics, myself certainly included.
So far I've produced two marmalades-- Classic Seville Orange Marmalade and Rich & Rummy Seville Marmalade. The former is just what it purports to be, a purists' marmalade, made using only seville oranges, sugar and lemon juice. The peel is thick-cut and the set is firm. It's bracing and sunshine-y and the perfect thing to wake up to.
What distiguishes the Rich & Rummy from its Classic counterpart is the substitution of half the sugar with dark brown sugar and a generous glug of dark rum to finish it off. The result is a richer, more mysterious preserve-- your nighttime marmalade, if you will. Although it's equally good on your morning toast, this is what I would use to fill crepes or to stir into cake batter, or just eat out of the jar in front of the open fridge in the middle of the night.
Act now! The sevilles aren't around for much longer...

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Happy New Year

The Christmas madness has come and gone, and gladly there are still some jars of preserves left to brighten the winter months ahead. As much as we'd all like to deny it, there's still a lot of cold days and nights to come.
Happily, General 54 has decided to keep my preserves on the shelves past Christmas, so you can still pick up a jar there. Soon you should also be able to find Preservation Society wares at D├ępanneur Le Pick Up! Stay tuned for that...
In the meantime, though, I will now
DELIVER preserves! Just email you order (everything is currently $8/jar), and as long as you live in Mile End, Little Italy, the Plateau, or thereabouts, I will bring it to you as fast as I can. Now that's a deal, folks. Not to be missed.
And please check back soon for new flavours-- the citrus season is just about to kick in full force. I am very much looking forward to Sevilles, but there are also Cara Cara oranges, blood oranges, kumquats... It's too exciting. So don't be a stranger. Your morning toast needs me.