New Item: Organic Seedless Raspberry Jam!

I have a new item in my Etsy ShopOrganic Seedless Raspberry Jam!

Delicious, amazing and fantastic!  Everything that you would expect from Raspberry Jam; plus, no seeds!  Woot!  Woot!

Whitney and I headed up to Auburn on one summer morning, and picked these from a U-Pick Farm ourselves! We had lots of fun picking the berries, and there were so many on the bushes that we picked over 30 lbs. in less than an hour!  Before it even got SUPER hot (it turned into a 100°+ day).

Grown in the rolling foothills of true California Gold County in the small town of Auburn. These organic raspberry bushes have never seen a drop of pesticides or fumigants. Grown at an organic U-Pick Farm ran by an awesome Husband – Wife Team that has been in operation since the 1980s, each raspberry was selected by yours truly!

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New Item: Blood Orange Jelly

I have a new item in my Etsy ShopBlood Orange Jelly!

It is muy delicioso!  Everyone loves it, not to mention the BEE-U-TEE-FULL color!

As always, a half-pint of it going for $6.

The Blood Orange (aka Cara Cara Orange) is known and named for the beautiful deep carmine color of its juice. The taste is totally orange, just a little more acidic. Which makes it perfect with baked goods, cocktails and even savory dishes!  These Blood Oranges were grown in Woodlake, California by a family of 5th generation farmers (which is totally amazing in my book).

I have to say this label was a total labor of love.  Normally I bust out my creative hat and my labels are brainstormed, designed and printed in a matter of an hour or less.  And that is with the couple of different approvals that I normally get through my “Executive Team”.  Well let’s just say that my first label that I created was a total flop per my “Executive of Marketing and Everything Else”.  I didn’t want to believe it.  Nick?  Create something terrible?  Nah.  But then she pulled out a big needle and popped my big ass head.  It took quite a long time (several days!) for us to find something that really was appropriate for the jelly.  So a big thanks to Kristin H. for keeping my labels on point.  Mucho gracias.

Sneaky, sneaky now

Someone here sneaked into the store room and has obviously been tasting a new jelly that I made.  And I highly doubt that it was Nate Dog…  Since he lacks opposable thumbs and all.  Who could it be?

Hmmm…

Chicken update… Yeah me!

I can tell the Rhodies apart!  Finally the poor chickens will no longer have to suffer the humiliation and obscurity of not being able to be told apart.  A couple of days ago, I noticed their combs and waddles changed color and have stayed like that ever since.  One of them has a big, bright red comb and waddles and the other has smaller, more of a pinky/rose color.  The one with the pink comb is already named, Britany, but I have to come up with another name for ‘Chicken One’.  Actually Whitney and I came up with the best name ever…  But we forgot it.  =(   So the biggest, fluffiest, chicken; who actually likes to be held and petted, is still without a name.  No way to treat a favorite!  The Ameracuana (FiFi, short for Phoenix because of her kickass plummage) is a complete bitch (What happenend to her?!).  She is the top chicken and she lets it be known constantly.  She even pecks at Nate sometimes.  If she doesn’t earn her keep by producing enough eggs…  She will be the first on the chopping block.  Literally. 

Oh and still no eggs…  Since egg production requires massive amounts of energy, I think that the girls are trying to keep warm and in tip top shape since it has been so damn cold lately.  So I guess I am going to have to keep waiting…

Chicken 'One' hopefully named so only for the time being. Notice the full, red comb and waddles.

 

And Britany with the pink, smaller comb and waddles.