Blubarb Jam: A Sweet and Slippery Slope

If you’re new to making fruit preserves, blueberries are the perfect gateway. Widely available, rich in their own pectin, and relatively inexpensive, blues are a small-batch-friendly fruit. And with no hulling and no pitting, your prep is pretty much limited to a quick rinse and a scan for stray stems and bum¬†berries. Lovely when sugared…

When Life Gives You Blueberries . . .

. . . make blueberry lemonade. And if it’s been a long (11 hours), hot (90+ degrees), perfect-storm, retail workday (pre-holiday weekend + visiting winemaker + last Saturday of our semi-annual sale + quarter-end inventory), you make an adult version. Christened by my good pal,¬†Michael (who swears he will start blogging again soon), the Tonic…