Saturday, August 25, 2012

Stretching out Summer with Tomato Jam Recipes

For all our pickle peeps here's a few great recipes to stretch out your summer, whether you are headed to a pre-game party, already started tail-gating or just looking for a yummy poolside snack... check these out with iap Tomato Jam and enjoy the rest of your summer!

in a pickle Tomato Jam
Chèvre & in a pickle Tomato Jam     

5 oz Chèvre
6 oz Kalamata olives, chopped
fresh basil, chopped
jar of iap Tomato Jam

Spread the Chèvre onto a platter, drizzle tomato jam on top, finish with chopped olives and basil.  Serve with crackers.

Here's one from a pickle peep at St. Michael's Farmer's Market...

Savory Tomato Jam Thumbprint Cookies
1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese (shredded white)
1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese  
1/2 cup butter (softened)
1 egg yolk
1/4 tsp pepper

 1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup chopped pecans (finely chopped pecans or unblanched almonds) 
1 cup tomato jam
Process cheeses and butter until smooth.  Add egg yolk and pepper.
Add flour and process until soft dough forms.
Hand roll small amounts of the dough into 1-inch balls, wet the balls in water and roll in the nuts to coat the dough.
Place on ungreased baking sheet.  With thumb or finger, make indentation in center of each.  Refrigerate for 15 minutes. 
Bake in oven at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes or until lightly golden.  Let cool on baking sheet and fill the thumbprint indentation with iap tomato jam.  Enjoy!
AND one last one... check out this link for Rosemary Cookies with iap Tomato Jam ... your summer just got a whole lot better.  Bon appetit peeps!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Happy Birthday


Wow!  It's hard for us to believe that it has been three years since we sold our first pickle!  What a journey we've taken and what a lot of great people we've met along the way! 

 From the first pickle jar of our Original Sweet & Spicy pickles to our newest artisan batch of Rum Peaches and Cream jam... 

it's been an incredible road full of ups and downs, fun times and truly in a pickle moments!  

This month is special because it's our birthday month and wouldn't you know we are in good company... it would have been Julia Child's 100th birthday month.  Well, in a pickle foods is a long way from boeuf bourguignon but while we were thinking of Julia, and all her delightful inspirations, we thought about how Julia may have used our products.  May we suggest that her BEEF may benefit by substituting that tomato paste with in a pickles' Tomato Jam... and Julia's Egg Burritos?  Well, substitute that pepper sauce with our diced Original Sweet & Spicy Pickles... and Julia's Cherry Clafouti ... yep... in a pickle foods Blueberry Lime Jam instead of the cherries...

So here's a little salute to the larger than life, popular TV chef and author... ahhh... if Julia was still around we bet she would agree... life's greatest moments start in a  pickle!

And... another momentous occasion... the USDA has declared August 5 - 12 as National Farmers Market Week, in order to raise awareness of U.S.  markets... about 8, 000 of them... supporting local food systems and local entrepreneurs like us. 

Look for in a pickle at White Rock Local Market and St. Michael's FreshFarm Market.. you can order online, find us at your favorite little shop and if we are not there... ask for us... we'll be the ones with a party hat on in August!                    

Just call us the partyin' pickle peeps!    Happy Birthday to us... Happy Birthday to us...