Wednesday, July 29, 2009
So I've been a bit lax in posting lately. Work has been busy, life has been busy, I've been lucky enough to have lots of visitors lately and finally it's been so hot that cooking is the last thing on my mind. The other thing distracting me is the fact that when I have felt like cooking it's been jam, not just any jam but delicious gourmet jam with local fruits. I have been spending nights dreaming up new and tasty flavor combinations and in the last 3 weeks have made 7 different jams. I'm a bit out of control. The reason I haven't posted any of my recipes is that I am in the development stages of trying to get my own little line of artisanal jams going. It may not be something that is up and running until next spring/summer when all the delicious fruits are back in season, but right now I am developing recipes and am optimistic about the reactions I have been getting. There is still a ton of work to do and it is going to take alot of time and effort, but I can't wait. I'm excited to be starting something that involves my love of cooking and a potential way to earn a living. I know it will be slow going but I love the prospect of where it could all go! Don't worry though, I am still cooking and over the last few days have amassed quite a few recipes to post, I also got some amazing treats in this weeks Mama Earth basket that I can't wait to play around with. Stay tuned!
To make up for the lack of posts I have a giveaway. This is a tool I never knew I needed until it ended up in my stocking last Christmas, the OXO Cherry & Olive Pitter. I know cherry season is coming to a close, at least up here it is, but this tool is excellent for pitting olives as well. It's so handy and cuts down tremendously on the mess you make while pitting cherries or olives.
Along with this fabulous kitchen tool, I'm also going to send 3 small jars of my jam only if the winner promises to share some honest feedback with me.
How do you enter this giveaway? Simple just post your favorite kind of jam in the comments below. Winner will be selected randomly Thursday after midnight PST. Don't forget to tell your friends!