Do you feel that chill in the air? It can only mean one thing...
September hits and I am in the mood for a comforting PB&J or some variation. Of course, the filling has to be exquisite, not filled with sugar but recalling the memories of summer fruit. Enter: my jam. Black & Blue was a favorite in my own kids' lunchbox, after they had helped pick the berries and load the fruit into a pot earlier in the summer. The nutty part of the equation has expanded with the relatively new nut butters on the market.
Last year, we teamed up with Bully Boy Distillers here in Boston, and some of our favorite local drinking establishments to bring you Jam Cocktails (A.K.A. #Jamtails, for the social-media-inclined): beautifully rendered craft cocktails by some of Boston's best 'tenders, featuring the luscious flavors of Bonnie's Jams.
This season, we're recapping some of our favorite jammy creations, and even bringing you a few more to enjoy. Without pectin, our jams are the perfect stand-in for superior quality fruit syrups—minus all that sugar. Our flavors meld beautifully with citrus, aromatics, and bitters. All that's left is waiting patiently for Happy Hour to begin!
So for all those naysayers casting aspersions on popular snack foods aimed at kids take a look at these. Actually a delicious tasting confection. Good dough and really good jam transforms this common food into something uncommonly tasty and tasteful.