Honeybell Pickin' Farm Trip

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We’re pretty lucky that winter in Florida typically means sunny days, breezy wind, and golden orange citrus. This week we took a trip out to Dooley Groves to hand pick some special home-grown honeybells for February’s Jam of the Month!

We spent a beautiful day out in the groves plucking the JUICIEST honeybells from the trees. There’s nothing like spending a day on the farm and then preserving it at it’s peak. This month’s Jam of the Month will feature these oranges in a Creamsicle Marmalade that will have you feeling like a kid again. We took honeybell oranges, and fresh vanilla bean to create this and we can’t WAIT for you all to try! Not a member of the Jam of the Month Club? You can sign up here!

Have you ever done a U-Pick in Florida? It’s about the time of year where you can pick all kinds of fruit for yourselves like strawberries, blueberries, citrus, blackberries, and more! We love to take advantage of Florida’s fruit season. You can find U-Pick farms in your area by clicking on the county of your preference below. Happy picking!

Hillsborough County
Pasco County
Manatee County
Polk County
Sarasota County

PB+J Sandwiches 3 Ways with Strawberry Bourbon Jam

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We came across this Bon Appetit article this week about different ways to make the best PB+J sandwiches according to chefs across the country. We spotted a lot of strawberry jam in these sandwich ideas, and with the launch of our Strawberry Bourbon jam this weekend, we HAD to test a few out. Get your Strawberry Bourbon jam, fav PB, bread and a few extras and get ready for the tastiest PB+Js around!


PB+J #1

Our first PB+J idea comes from Chef Peter Lemon of Wax Paper in LA.

Take potato bread and layer with creamy peanut butter, Strawberry Bourbon jam, fresh peanuts, and freshly cut strawberries. For easiest sandwich eating, cut in a diagonal!


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PB+J #2

Our second PB+J idea comes from Chef John Bates of Noble Sandwich Co in Austin, TX.

Toast brioche bread in a cast iron skillet with both sides layered with crunchy peanut butter and Strawberry Bourbon jam. For easiest sandwich eating, cut in a diagonal!


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PB+J #3

Our last PB+J idea comes from Chef Casey Rebecca Nunes of Media Noche in San Fransisco.

First mix some sambal (buy it here) with creamy peanut butter. Then fry up some bacon and layer your bread with spicy peanut butter, Strawberry Bourbon jam, and bacon. Add a tablespoon of butter to the skillet and fry sandwich on both sides.


We wanna know! Which sandwich are you going to try with your Strawberry Bourbon jam? Show us your PB+Js!

If you've had a chance to use our preserves in a dish or want to share a canning recipe with us use hashtag #theurbancanningco and find us on Instagram @theurbancanningco. To see a list of our markets and events head over to our Market's + Events page or Shop Online! Cheers!

Cranberry Whiskey, Prosciutto and Brie Grilled Cheese

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If your mouth is already watering, it’s totally fine, that’s exactly what happened to us when we thought of this recipe! There’s lots of holiday food recipes with leftovers swirling around, but what about with your left over jam? Maybe you have some Cranberry Whiskey jam left over after Thanksgiving or Christmas?

We’ve got a grilled cheese that will keep you in the holiday spirit! Grab your favorite bread, Cranberry Whiskey jam, brie, and prosciutto and lets get grilling!

Cranberry Whiskey, Prosciutto and Brie Grilled Cheese

Ingredients for 1 sandwich

  • sourdough bread

  • 3 TB Cranberry Whiskey Jam

  • 2 or more slices of brie cheese

  • 3 slices of prosciutto

  • butter or olive oil

Instructions:

  1. Preheat a cast iron skillet on medium.

  2. Butter the outside pieces of sourdough bread.

  3. To build sandwich spread jam on one slice and top with brie and prosciutto. Close sandwich up.

  4. Place bread butter side down onto cast iron skillet and cover. Cover and cook about 5-8 minutes on each side, butter side down, checking often. Remember to re-cover in between checks! That helps the cheese to melt. 

  5. Enjoy!


If you've had a chance to use our preserves in a dish or want to share a canning recipe with us use hashtag #theurbancanningco and find us on Instagram @theurbancanningco. To see a list of our markets and events head over to our Market's + Events page or Shop Online! Cheers!

Spiced Apple Cocktail

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The evenings are starting to cool down and remind us of sweet sweet fall weather. So we had to make a cocktail that would warm you up and fit the season! We combined our season jam Spiced Apple, apple cider, and bourbon to make this cozy cocktail perfect for Thanksgiving or any holiday party!

Spiced Apple Cocktail

Makes one 9 oz drink

Ingredients
1 oz bourbon
• 2TB Spiced Apple jam
• 3oz apple cider
• 3oz sparkling water

1. Shake bourbon, Spiced Apple jam, and apple cider with ice in a mason jar with a lid.

2. Add ice to you cup, pour in cocktail, and top with sparkling water.

3. Garnish your drink with apple and a cinnamon stick. Enjoy!


If you've had a chance to use our preserves in a dish or want to share a canning recipe with us use hashtag #theurbancanningco and find us on Instagram @theurbancanningco. To see a list of our markets and events head over to our Market's + Events page or Shop Online! Cheers!

Cranberry Whiskey, Almond + Mint Goat Cheese Balls

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You loved our Everything Bagel Goat Cheese Balls, so we just had to give you a holiday version just in time for Thanksgiving! And dare we say we might even like these more?! We mixed goat cheese and our Cranberry Whiskey Jam, rolled them into golfball sized balls and rolled them in almonds, cranberries, and mint. Easy and decadent!

Read below for the full recipe!

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Cranberry Whiskey, Almond + Mint Goat Cheese Balls

Ingredients
• Large goat cheese log, softened on counter
Cranberry Whiskey Jam
• Sliced Almonds
• Dried Cranberries
• Fresh mint leaves, diced
• Crackers

1. Allow goat cheese to soften on counter. In a bowl, mix half a jar of Cranberry Whiskey Jam into the goat cheese. Stir until completely mixed.

2. Refrigerate mixture for 15 minutes or until the cheese is firm enough to mold the cheese balls.

3. Roll cheese balls to about 1.5 - 2 inches big. Then roll each ball in the almonds, cranberries, and diced mint. (Pro tip: We did not do this, but realized that it would have been easier to dice up the almonds and cranberries as well, so the toppings would stick better!)

4. Place goat cheese balls on the platter you plan to serve on, and refrigerate until ready to serve! Enjoy!


What are your favorite go-to appetizers? We’d love to hear. And as always, if you've had a chance to use our preserves in a dish or want to share a canning recipe with us use hashtag #theurbancanningco and find us on Instagram @theurbancanningco.

Cheese Please: Brie with Cranberry Whiskey Jam, Pecans, and Bacon

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We couldn’t kick off launching Cranberry Whiskey jam without including a recipe involving cheese. For us, Cranberry Whiskey jam fully ushers in the good feelings about the holidays, family, and delicious cozy food. This appetizer or evening nosh with wine is the perfect way to start off your November right this weekend.

We topped a wheel of Brie with jam, fried up some bacon and crumbled it over the top, and added some rosemary and pecans. YUM it was like fall and winter in one bite! Did we mention it’s super easy and fast to make?

As most of you know, Cranberry Whiskey is our beloved holiday jam featuring cranberries, whiskey, and spicy cloves. So that means it has the perfect balance of tart, sweet, and spiced goodness. Cranberry Whiskey jam pairs well basically everything holiday oriented! We’re talking turkey, ham, biscuits, cheese logs, leftover turkey sandwiches, cocktails, and the list goes on! You can still pre-order Cranberry Whiskey jam until Sunday, OR catch us at the Saturday Morning Market and Indie Street Market on Saturday in Saint Pete!

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Brie with Cranberry Whiskey Jam, Pecans, and Bacon

Serves 6

Ingredients
• wheel of Brie cheese

Cranberry Whiskey jam

• a few strips of bacon

• pecans

• fresh rosemary separated from the stem

• crackers

1. Heat up your cast iron skillet and fry up your bacon to the crunchy level you desire.

2. Place the wheel of brie on whatever serving platter you will use, and place a few heaping spoonfuls of Cranberry Whiskey on top.

3. Next, crumble the bacon into bits and sprinkle onto the jam.

4. Top it off with pecans and fresh rosemary.

5. Add some crackers and a cheese knife and enjoy!


If you've had a chance to use our preserves in a dish or want to share a canning recipe with us use hashtag #theurbancanningco and find us on Instagram @theurbancanningco. To see a list of our markets and events head over to our Market's + Events page or Shop Online! Cheers!

Cheese Pairings: Aged Cheddar + Peach Maple Bourbon

We're big believers in treating yourself all week with little acts of self love. For us today, it's cheese and jam (and a little wine). Wine and cheese nights don't have to be on the weekends, but we like the option to sleep in! This simple moment of bliss takes only about 5 minutes in the kitchen, so grab your partner, your friends, or your fuzzy pal.

Pick up some Kerrygold Aged Cheddar cheese, and pulled your Peach Maple Bourbon jam out of the fridge. Top your favorite crackers with this combo and you're set for an evening of Netflix binging. Don't worry, you'll make a "real" dinner tomorrow!


If you've had a chance to use our preserves in a dish or want to share a canning recipe with us use hashtag #theurbancanningco and find us on Instagram @theurbancanningco. To see a list of our markets and events head over to our Market's + Events page or Shop Online! Cheers!

Grilled Pork Chops with Peach Maple Bourbon + Mustard glaze

BBQ season is in full swing and we wanted to create a recipe that tastes like you've been cooking for hours, when it's been more like 30 minutes! Our summer seasonal Peach Maple Bourbon jam makes an entrance here, with our long time fan favorite Spicy Stout beer mustard.

We bet you can see where this is going, but when you combine our sweet, booze peach jam with our sweet and spicy beer mustard, your taste buds explode a little from the deliciousness. All this recipe requires you to do is grill some chops, make the glaze, and brush it on. Voilá! You're officially a grillmaster.


Grilled Pork Chops with Peach Maple Bourbon + Mustard Glaze

Serves 4

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Rub pork chops with olive oil, salt, and smoked paprika.
  2. Grill for 6 minutes on each side.
  3. Mix 1/2 cup Spicy Stout mustard and 1/4 cup Peach Maple Bourbon jam in a saucepan and heat up.
  4. Glaze the mixture over pork chops.
  5. Enjoy & happy grilling!

If you've had a chance to use our preserves in a dish or want to share a canning recipe with us use hashtag #theurbancanningco and find us on Instagram @theurbancanningco. To see a list of our markets and events head over to our Market's + Events page or Shop Online! Cheers!