I already told you that I met some amazing people at the Food and Wine Conference. Wendy Reed is one of those people – and she makes some of the best jam I’ve ever had. Better yet, you can order from her Etsy Shop and try it for yourself.
Wendy wasn’t a sponsor at the conference, but she let some of us try a few of her jams out of the goodness of her heart. I was not paid or given free product to take home, but these were just too good to keep to myself!
This jam was my absolute favorite. I love how the Tuaca and vanilla complimented the apricots.
Do I really need to say more than blueberries and Amaretto?
This is the one I have my eye on for holiday presents.
This is one I’m getting for myself. I think it will make a fabulous glaze on tempeh or seitan.
Wendy sums up her company better than I do – here’s her description:
My company is based in Longwood, Florida. All of the jams and fruit butters we make are processed in small batches – never using corn syrup, pectin, preservatives or colors.
These fruit and vegetable jams take longer to process than many store-bought jams since commercial pectin is not added to form the gel. Our fruits and vegetables are cut and processed by hand using only fresh, quality ingredients, locally sourced whenever possible. I use French methods of jam making, such as allowing fruit to macerate overnight to coax out the luscious flavors of berries, stone fruits and vegetables.
My preserves have a pure, smooth texture and are deliciously different from the average jam. I hope that Sunchowder’s Emporia jams, spreads, chutneys and pickles will become pantry staples and wonderful time savers in your kitchen, since they make fabulous glazes, dips and appetizers for mealtimes. They can be added to quick breads and cookies for unique baked goods.