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Cherry Fig Leaf Spoon Preserves

A Good Food Awards 2021 Finalist

 

We’ve lusted over cherries for years now, and just couldn’t find the capacity to fit them in. Until this year, we caved when offered a blend of perfectly ripe Washington Rainier and Skeena cherries from our partner farmer Dennis at Smallwood Farms. Just over the Cascade Mountain range on Highway 20 (that runs straight to the ferry in the other direction!), Dennis runs a bountiful operation supplying us with fruit that requires a bit more warmth than the island climate can provide: apricots, peaches and cherries.

 

We’ve given these the Girl Meets Dirt touch and paired them with aromatic hand picked and island sourced fig leaves from one of our heirloom orchards – inspired by the most delicious fig leaf creme brûlée Audra had one season at the local Inn at Ship Bay Restaurant (also the home to GMD the first two seasons and a supplier of thousands of pounds of heritage Bartlett Pears and Italian Plums). Needless to say, and we do suggest you try this out for yourself, the combination is mysterious and downright magical. The nose has notes of coconut and the palette finishes with cinnamon. But it’s all about Washington cherries front and forward. This shines dolloped on desserts of all kinds, but our heart lies in spooning it over a super ripe and creamy brie.

 

Ingredients: Rainier cherries, Skeena cherries, organic cane sugar, quince juice, organic lemons, fresh fig leaves

 

Handmade on Orcas Island; 7.75oz

 

A Good Food Awards 2021 Finalist

 

We’ve lusted over cherries for years now, and just couldn’t find the capacity to fit them in. Until this year, we caved when offered a blend of perfectly ripe Washington Rainier and Skeena cherries from our partner farmer Dennis at Smallwood Farms. Just over the Cascade Mountain range on Highway 20 (that runs straight to the ferry in the other direction!), Dennis runs a bountiful operation supplying us with fruit that requires a bit more warmth than the island climate can provide: apricots, peaches and cherries.

 

We’ve given these the Girl Meets Dirt touch and paired them with aromatic hand picked and island sourced fig leaves from one of our heirloom orchards – inspired by the most delicious fig leaf creme brûlée Audra had one season at the local Inn at Ship Bay Restaurant (also the home to GMD the first two seasons and a supplier of thousands of pounds of heritage Bartlett Pears and Italian Plums). Needless to say, and we do suggest you try this out for yourself, the combination is mysterious and downright magical. The nose has notes of coconut and the palette finishes with cinnamon. But it’s all about Washington cherries front and forward. This shines dolloped on desserts of all kinds, but our heart lies in spooning it over a super ripe and creamy brie.

 

Ingredients: Rainier cherries, Skeena cherries, organic cane sugar, quince juice, organic lemons, fresh fig leaves

 

Handmade on Orcas Island; 7.75oz