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(Greengage Plum, Sugar, Lemon Juice)
Amy Deaver grew up making preserves and pickles with her grandmother in her midwest kitchen. But it wasn’t until a vacation in the South of France that she rediscovered her love of canning and jam making and returned home inspired. Soon thereafter she founded Lemon Bird Preserves, a business dedicated to using fresh local produce and old French techniques to make exquisite preserves and pickles. Each batch is carefully crafted by Amy and her small team in their Southern California kitchen. From washing and preparing the produce, to slow cooking in copper pots, and canning, every step is completed by hand. Absolutely no shortcuts are taken: a single batch can take anywhere from two to three days.
The inspiration for Lemon Bird's unique preserves comes from the pesticide-free produce they source from local family farms. Each jam celebrates the inherent flavor of the incredibly fresh produce that is often processed the same day it's picked. This is abundantly true in this month’s featured jam, Greengage Plums. The remarkable, Good Food Award winning jam sings with potent plum flavor. While composed of just three simple ingredients - Greengage plum, sugar, and lemon juice - the taste is deep and complex. Much of this complexity comes from slow cooking the delicate Greengage plums - also known as the Reine Claude - a European variety prized as some of the finest plums available. Amy was thrilled to find a local source for the coveted fruit. Sweet, tart, and just a touch floral all at once, these preserves are completely addictive. We love it paired with our Almond Ginger or Peanut Cashew butter slathered on crunchy English muffins.We are so excited to offer Lemon Bird Preserves Greengage Plums as our March 2018 Featured Jam. It is available via our web shop a la carte or in recommended PB&J and AB&J pairings while supplies last!
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