Rose Petal Jam This delicately perfumed jam is beautiful on lightly buttered toasted brioche. My favorite way to enjoy Rose Petal Jam is to stir some into plain Greek yogurt. Talk about delicious! Another way to enjoy this flowery, sweet jam is to spoon some …
Category: Canning and Preserving
Homemade Horseradish A roast beef sandwich just isn’t the same without a smear of fresh ground horseradish. Making homemade, fresh horseradish is super easy. I was so surprised at how little time and effort it takes to make fresh horseradish. It got me asking myself, …
Apricot Lavender Jam
Sweet, fruity apricots, are paired with delicate lavender, resulting in a delicious jam. Apricot Lavender Jam is perfect smeared on scones, biscuits, croissants or warm, thick slices of country bread. This is a delicious jam with a delicate lavender taste. The perfect accompaniment to scones and croissants. Apricots and Lavender are meant for each other, add a splash of Bourbon or Honey (or both) and you’ll have a real treat for your taste buds. Don’t believe me, then you’ll just have to make this jam and taste for yourself!
Word About Apricots
Apricot [AP-rih-kot; AYP-rih-kot] This fruit of ancient lineage has been grown in China for over 4,000 years. It now thrives in most temperature climates, with California producing about 90 percent of the American crop. A relative of the peach, the apricot is smaller and has a smooth, oval pit that falls out easily when the fruit is halved. The color of skin can range from pale yellow to deep burnt orange; the flesh from a golden cream color to a brilliant orange and are highly perishable. When buying apricots, select plump, firm fruit with a uniform color. Store in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to 3 to 5 days.
Word About Jam
Jam is a thick mixture of fruit, sugar and sometimes pectin that is cooked until the pieces of fruit are very soft and almost formless. It is used as a spread for bread, croissants, scones, a filling for pastries and cookies. Jam is fruity, sweet and comes in a variety of flavors. A true taste sensation. We have several jam recipes here on Turnips 2 Tangerines. Spicy Rhubarb Jam and Concord Grape Jelly