February 01, 2012

Jams By Mags Marmalade Shop Opens Today!

jams by mags

winter 2012
LIME MARMALADE with GINGER: You rose with the sun, and walked out onto your sunny Acapulco patio, and saw, hanging from the tree a beautiful, perfectly ripe lime. Unable to resist its gleaming rind and tempting fragrance, you sliced it open and, then and there, ate the entire thing. Its bright, tangy juice was pure bliss, and set the tone for a wonderful day.

Right? That's how I always wake up. Or, rather, I imagine that as I slather heaping piles of this marmalade on my morning toast, rushing to catch my bus, wrapped in 15 layers of scarves and jackets and sweaters. This Marmalade is  tangy and bursting with fresh lime flavor, while ginger lends a gentle heat to kickstart your day. (It would also be killer as a glaze on roasted fish.)

LEMON MARMALADE with VANILLA: A complex and pleasing marmalade: this marmalade balances the cheerful tang of Meyer Lemon juice with characteristic bitterness of preserved rind and deep, luscious nature of Vanilla beans. I love this stirred into yogurt, or alongside a creamy brie.

TEDDY'S TODDY MARMALADE: Teddy's Toddy Marmalade will cure all your ailments! Whether you suffer from the debilitating missing-California-so-much-you-don't-know-what-to-do-with-yourself syndrome (it's real! I promise!) or the commonest of common colds, I assure you that this happy blend of lemon with Kentucky's finest bourbon, and a healthy dose of honey will make your cares go away! Spread on your morning toast, mix it into your tea, or, for the really desperate, heat it up a bit and pour over a chocolate brownie and a scoop of your favorite vanilla ice cream. And then tell me you don't feel better.

PINOT NOIR JELLY: Subtle and intriguing, this jelly is as deep as a ruby, and as clear, too. Light and vibrant, with the slightest hint of lemon, this jelly is perfect on your next cheese board, but would also work well with roasted chicken or pork chops.

BLANC des HERBES JELLY: White wine from Bordeaux and herbs de provence combine in this subtle, delicate jelly--perfect for cheese, a glaze for fish, or along side a perfectly roasted chicken.

ONION AWESOMENESS: Onions are sliced thinly and caramelized slowly over a low heat. Then I add sugar, organic cinder vinegar till it is tangy, not-too-sweet, deep and rich. They can be used as an equivalent to caramelized onions in nearly any recipe, but I especially like them scattered over pizza, topping a juicy burger, or spread on a salami and chevre sandwich. The possibilities are endless.

MINT JELLY: This Mint Jelly is delicate and vibrant. Using an apple jelly base, I steeped Virginia grown mint leaves. Lots of lemon juice makes it POP! It is the perfect accompaniment to roast meats, but I am partial to spreading it between layers of chocolate cake, too.

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  1. These look amazing!
    (Hopefully) helpful comment: the two 'it's' in the first paragraph (re: lime marmalade with ginger) should be possessive (i.e. 'its'). Beautifully written and advertised - I hope you do well with this!
    (Please feel free to remove this post after you see it. I'm not trying to bring you down. :)

  2. I was just reading the J.Peterman Company catalog that came in the mail last week thinking, "Maggie really should write copy for them...," and your opening paragraph brought it to mind again. I've never actually bought anything from them, but their catalog is a delight. However, I have bought stuff from you, and your jams are a delight!