What’s New at the Rock Creek Farm Market Saturday May 21, 2011


Red Onion Jelly Photo last summer

This week we have been busy in the kitchen making 8 Bean Salad, Red Onion Jelly and Cherry Marmalade.

8 Bean Salad

  • The 8 Bean Salad is our traditional recipe, except instead of using cans of Kidney beans and chick peas, we used a 6 bean mix from Safeway.
  • The Peppers and celery are from California, but the onions are local as are the beans – frozen last summer!

Red Onion Jelly

  • We have been having problems getting this to set. So far its been cooked 3 times and has had an extra package of pectin added to it.
  • I’m not sure why as all the proportions were the same as we used last summer. However, I did notice when we were cooking it then, how it set depended on the onions.  Perhaps the onion I bought in Safeway was too old…..

Cherry Marmalade

  • Cherries are from the freezer. We always try to get some fruits and vegetables frozen the day we get them. There is nothing that makes things taste great like fresh or fresh frozen.
  • The Oranges are from Florida.
  • Usually when I make marmalade, it is a little runny, but this is perfect! Perhaps I should always start with frozen cherries in the food processor.

About badkowalik

Prepared by hand and cooked in small batches – our preserves are cooked slowly. There is an average of 1.5 pounds of fruit in every 8 oz jar. Not only can you taste the difference – you can see the difference. Beautiful natural color and unmatched textures – that can only be achieved by the patience and experience of the Confiseur (the maker). There is alchemy to what we do. Like fine wines, each season has it’s own specific style. We create preserves with exceptional taste. Capturing these flavors is the craft of our business. Beary Good Stuff is a collection of seasonal, sustainable, artisinally made preserves. The collection is made (in limited quantities) from local fruits using traditional cooking methods. We use the freshest ingredients we can get. The small batch production insures a taste and texture that is unmatched in the commercial market today. The collection includes preserved fruits & vegetables – marmalades, jams, fruit butters & salsas, pickles and gift collections that reflect the bounty of the season and spirit of feasting. Although not necessary yet, we have received a letter from the BC Heath Authority. We submitted a package detailing how and where we made our products, what each recipe contains and how we prepare it. This letter is displayed in our tent at the Farm Market. We have our BC MarketSafe and FoodSafe certifications.

Posted on May 20, 2011, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. So, why does the marmalade, which never sets, set and and the the red onion jelly does not (which was never a problem before…)? Inquiring meinds want to know!

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