PRODUCT: Christine Ferber Jam

Connoisseurs worldwide prize the exquisite jams of Christine Ferber, who is called the “queen of confitures”* by strangers and “the jam fairy” by her friends. The jams are served in such posh places as the Connaught in London, the Crillon and George V in Paris and the Four Seasons in Hong Kong. Mlle Ferber makes…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Ways To Use Jelly

Use jelly as a cake filling, or melt and drizzle it over an unfrosted cake. Photo courtesy HarlequinCandy.Blogspot.com.   Beyond breakfast, look to jelly, jam and other fruit spreads for recipes and entertaining. They can be paired with just about anything to add a bright, sweet kick. Chef Mark Dowling of LearntoCook.com has tutorials, recipes…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Planter’s NUT-rition Peanut Butter

Cinnamon Raisin PB, a real treat. Photo by Elvira Kalviste | THE NIBBLE.   Peanut butter is a nutritious food: It was invented by a physician to provide protein for people who could not chew meat (see the history of peanut butter). While delicious flavored peanut butter has been produced by artisan manufacturers for more…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Trail Mix Peanut Butter Sandwich

We love this nut-tricious snack idea: An open-face peanut butter sandwich topped with trail mix. Use whole wheat toast: whole wheat for extra nutrition and toast for extra crunchiness. Cut into squares for easier snacking. Our beverage of choice: a glass of nonfat milk. Open face sandwich on whole wheat toast, a layer of smooth…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Single Malt Marmalade, Jam With Spirits

We recently received a gift shipment of jams from Blake Hill Preserves of Grafton, Vermont, artisanal producers of chutneys, jams and marmalades. The fruits are sourced from local farms in season, when they’re perfectly ripe. Every batch is prepared by hand in a Vermont cottage kitchen. The four jars we received were equally delicious. The…
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