Celebrating Independent Gainesville
We are excited that Sunday is finally here. Not only does that mean going to the usual Sunday Market at Citizens Co-op, but we learned that something special will be happening at the Sunday Market. (If you still haven’t visited the Co-op, today’s your day! The Sunday Market runs from 2-5. You’ll be able to pick up some Vine Bread and Gville Sweets there, among other goodies.)
Stefanie Samara Hamblen, of Hogtown Homegrown and Blue Oven Kitchens, will be doing a few cooking demonstrations. Yay! You don’t want to miss the opportunity to watch Stefanie in action, and you certainly don’t want to miss the chance to taste what she cooks.
She’ll also be there selling her delicious jams, jellies, and preserves. The latter is done under the name “The Illegal Jam Company.” (Name explained in these two links–read them both and learn about the politics of local food.) We last bought four preserves from her, and have used the flavors in a variety of ways.
From jazzing up a peanut-butter sandwich with peach preserves and blood orange, to using the plum butter as a base for a Japanese-style ume sauce, you will feel inspired by the many flavors. But you’ll really love the taste. It’s amazing how the taste of the fruits really shine, and there is no cloying over-sweetness. . .
Jam on toast suddenly sounds delicious. . .
Well, excuse us. We’re going to spread that last bit of ginger pear butter on some bread and have a quiet Sunday morning, confident that we’ll be able to replenish our supply of Illegal Jam in a few hours.
Stefanie, thank you for all you do. As far as we’re concerned, you are the Goddess of Food.