March Featured PB&J: Lemon Bird Preserves Greengage Plums + Peanut Cashew Butter

March Featured PB&J: Lemon Bird Preserves Greengage Plums + Peanut Cashew Butter

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Lemon Bird Preserves Greengage Plum

(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.

Peanut Cashew Butter

(Peanuts, Cashews, Wildflower Honey, Sea Salt)

Our cashews are lightly toasted to a golden brown, preserving their delicately sweet flavor, which balances perfectly with our fresh-roasted peanuts, honey, and sea salt.

Technically the seed of the tropical cashew apple, cashews are native to Brazil and have been traded internationally since the 16th Century. Nutritionally, cashews offer heart-healthy monounsaturated fats; copper, which helps our cells produce energy; and magnesium, a mineral that is crucial for nerve health, muscle cell function, and bone health.