June Taylor Blood Orange Marmalade Blood Orange Marmalade - 8 oz - Berkeley, CA
One of our true favorites from the very start. Back in 1999, we were thrilled to have found one of the finest artisans who was producing exactly the type of product we were looking for. Years later, we still think the blood orange is extraordinary!
This classic marmalade is incomparable - a simple combination of fruit, sugar and lemon juice. It's distinguished by the unique berry-like flavor and deep color of ripe organic California blood oranges. Eat it with a spoon! Try it, and we think you will love it as much as we do.
Enjoy a generous spoonful on scones or muffins or English muffins, and try it warmed over rice pudding. Also makes a vivid presentation as a glaze for roast duck.
About June Taylor
For June, everything starts with the fruit, or more accurately, fruits: she uses 50 to 60 different varieties in creating her products! Her fruit is organic, nearly all grown locally (in California), and she is passionate about high quality and excellent flavor, so if a particular fruit is having a substandard year, she will pass on it that season and try something else.
June has a relationship of trust with the farmers who produce fruit for her, and they understand her rigorous quality standards. She insists on small, completely hand-produced batches of her products. The process is involved and labor-intensive, but once you've tasted her preserves and marmalades, you may wonder why anyone does it differently. Even the lovely letterpress labels for her jars are applied by hand.
June specializes in heirloom and other forgotten fruits, those ignored by companies, large and small, whose product profiles are set in stone. The fruit is hand-cut and then cooked, quickly, to maintain maximum flavor. June adds only minimal amounts of sugar and only the fruit's natural pectin, basing her methods not on a formula but on taste and flavor, and so each batch is different. She would rather produce a soft-set marmalade in which the fruit shines through than meet an industrial, artificial expectation of how stiff it should be.