Blueberry Mojito

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We just launched our cocktail inspired Blueberry Mojito jam today, and there’s no better way to celebrate than making Blueberry Mojitos!

Our Blueberry Mojito jam features all of your favorite ingredients from a mojito: lime, mint, and for a fun twist, blueberries!

With a jam like this, it’s only natural to take a big dollop of jam, and mix it into a mojito. Order your jar today, and you’ll be sipping one of these poolside in the beautiful spring weather by next weekend!

Blueberry Mojito

Makes 2 drinks

Ingredients:

  • 4 oz clear rum

  • 2 TB lime juice, plus a few wedges of lime for muddling

  • leaves from 1 sprig of mint, plus 2 more sprigs for garnish

  • 2 TB heaping of Blueberry Mojito jam

  • ice

  • club soda

  • fresh blueberries for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Add lime wedges and mint leaves to the bottom of your cocktail shaker and muddle. Feel free to add fresh blueberries!

  2. Once muddled, add rum, Blueberry Mojito Jam, and lime juice. Shake thoroughly.

  3. Pour evenly into a cups of ice and top with club soda.

  4. Garnish with a sprig of mint, slices of lime, and blueberries. 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!

Breakfast Board with Berries + Thyme Jam

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Are breakfast boards the new charcuterie board?! Our answer is Y-E-S! We’re wishing for the weekend right now so we can throw one of these boards together and eat some breakfast in bed. You may be wondering what to use your new Berries + Thyme with, and breakfast food is one of our favorite ways!

To make a bomb breakfast board you need:

•Something sweet
•Something salty
•Something carby (or a few things let’s be real)
•Something with protein

So you know we’ve got you covered with something sweet, our Berries + Thyme jam! We slather it on yogurt, waffles, croissants, or all bread of any kind really. The thyme adds a hint of earthy, savory flavor that goes well with anything breakfast.

For the salt, we had to have bacon. Because what would a breakfast be without it? And you can tell we like carbs because on our perfect breakfast board there’s at least 2; waffles and croissants!

To add some healthiness and filling protein we added eggs and a bowl of greek yogurt into the mix, as well as some fresh blueberries!

The sky is the limit with these boards! Put your own spin on it by adding some cheese, biscuits, oatmeal and more!

What would YOU add to your ideal breakfast board?

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HAPPY BREAKFAST-ING!


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 Please: Berries + Thyme Jam and Cheese

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We’ve JUST launched our first blueberry pre-order of the season, Berries + Thyme, and we are so excited about it! We’re taking the last strawberries of Florida strawberry season, and the first berries of Florida blueberry season and making a sweet, herbal jam you can use on anything….especially cheese.

Ok, now for the cheese! Because Berries + Thyme is a sweet jam with a savory component, truly any cheese pairs deliciously. We chose 3 of our favorite types of cheeses to share with you. Any of these types of cheese paired with nut crackers and our limited batch jam will take your wine night to the next level!

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While so many cheeses will be delicious with Berries + Thyme, we fall hard for:

• Triple Cream Cheeses (like a Brie)

• Stilton Cheeses (like a Blue)

• Toscano Cheese (a nice hard cheese, usually a Pecorino. Ours is crusted in herbs!)

If you haven’t pre-ordered your Berries + Thyme, hurry! You only have until next Monday to order, and once it’s out for the public, it won’t be around long! You can pre-order it here.

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.