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Specialties Linen Wrapped Christmas Cake
"An elegant organic one-pound fruit cake,
perfumed with port and brandy."

The New York Times
 

 

 

Christmas Cake
Christmas cakes have a long historical tradition in England, as it's the celebratory cake that was eaten around the holidays in the depths of winter.

The depth of the ingredients, most of them expensive and imported from around the world, signified the wealth of the giver, who shared the cake with family and community, establishing a cultural bond and connection.

In the winter months we candy numerous types of citrus peels, and as in the past, post grape season, we dry several varieties of fresh grapes to make the raisins. These are combined with different stone fruits and all are macerated and plumped up in an aged port from Prager Winery & Port Works.

Almonds, spices, brandy and cake ingredients are then mixed in and baked into a fruit laden, richly flavored fruitcake.

The cakes are washed in a vintage plum brandy from St George Spirits before being wrapped in cheesecloth. June paints the outer wraps in green and red before a letterpress design is printed on it.

We proudly collaborate with local family farmers who provide us with the highest quality ingredients for our cakes.

       


  Christmas Cake Christmas Cake  
   
Christmas cake was once eaten with meats and cheeses and today we also recommend it with tea or a glass of port or sherry.

To serve, please refrigerate until completely cold, and with a sharp knife slice thinly before returning to room temperature to serve.

 
     
  Last batch avaialble late in the week of Dec. 7th  1 lb $80  Order
  Aged one year (limited) 1 lb $90  Order
 
   
                 

Mincemeat
Historically mincemeat was an English meat pie filling where dried grapes, apples, candied citrus peel and spices, were all soaked in port and brandy, before combining with suet (the fat lining the kidney of a cow) and venison to create a rich, deeply concentrated, meat pie.

Mincemeat is ideal as a stuffing for roasted pork loin, game hen, and traditional venison pie, or sweeter uses, such as fillings for tarts and baked apples.

We are delighted to offer both a traditional version made with beef fat and a vegetarian one made with sweet butter.

  Mincemeat      
           
  Traditional Mincemeat   Order
  Vegetarian Mincemeat   Order
       
  14 oz   $29    
     
         
   
                 

Spiced Butternut Squash Spread
A silky smooth and dense butternut squash spread, warmly spiced and rich tasting.

Entering cooler days and wintertime this spread will enhance the turkey at Thanksgiving, brighten a pot of beans, be welcomed on a pork chop and become that dollop on top of a steamy bowl of savoury porridge - and more.

This fresh spread is extremely low in sugar and needs to be refrigerated after opening and consumed within a couple of weeks.

Spiced Butternut Squash Spread   Spiced Butternut Squash Spread          
 
  9 oz   $16   Order
  13 oz   $19   Order
     

Candied Citrus Peel
Reviving the traditional art of fruit confectionary and utilizing the entire fruit, we candy citrus peel to create a tasty, bite size, fruit candy.

These candies can also be chopped and added to cookie, cake, scone or muffin dough or swirled into ice cream and yoghurt. They are a luscious topping for oatmeal, granola or rice pudding and can offer a zesty accent to vinaigrettes or tagines.

     
Martha Stewart
June & Martha
make candied pee
         
               
Candied Rangpur Lime Peel
3 oz tins
                      Candied Rangpur Lime Peel
2 oz tins
           
                                     
Floral & Herbal Candied Citrus Peel              
Meyer Lemon & Rose Geranium Order  
Tangelo Orange & Mediterranean Bay Leaf Order  
Tangelo Orange & Rose Geranium Order  
     
Yuzu   Order
Yuzu & Bay Laurel   Order
 
3 oz  $16
               
Floral & Herbal Candied Citrus Peel              
Bergamot & Provençal Lavender   Order  
Bergamot & Rose Geranium   Order  
Bergamot & Sonoma Bay   Order  
Eureka Lemon & Jasmine Order  
Lemon & Sonoma Bay Order  
Meyer Lemon & Rose Geranium Order  
Satsuma Orange & Rose Geranium Order
Seville Orange & Mediterranean Bay Leaf Order
Seville Orange & Rose Geranium Order
Seville Orange & Rosemary Order
Star Ruby Grapefruit & Lemon Geranium Order
White Grapefruit & Rose Geranium Order
 
2 oz  $11  
 
Candied Citrus Peel
Bergamot Order  
Blood Orange Order  
Lime Order  
Lisbon Lemon Order  
Meyer Lemon Order  
Navel Orange Order  
Ruby Grapefruit Order  
Seville Orange   Order
Star Ruby Grapefruit   Order
Valencia Orange   Order
White Grapefruit   Order
Yuzu   Order
 
2 oz  $11
 
               

Plum Pastes
Pastes are traditional preserves of fruit purees cooked down to a dense, but spreadable texture.

Each paste creates piquant accents to foods and in your cooking. Spread on French toast and serve with a fresh cheese or cream, accompany autumn and winter meats, especially fatty meats like duck, or dilute a little to make a warmed sauce for glazing fruit tarts and poached pears.

  Ume Plum & Rose Paste          
 
Greengage Plum & Rose 9.5 oz   $20   Order
Ume Plum & Rose 6.25 oz   $20   Order
     
   

Fruit Pastilles
In the old days this type of confectionary was well known as Rowntrees Fruit Pastilles, a kind of jelly candy originating in Tyneside, England in 1881.

Pastilles are traditional, old fashioned sweets of pureed fruits cooked into a solid and sliceable consistency. Enjoy with tea, cheeses and meats.

Store in a cool, dry place.

  Fruit Pastilles    
           
Greengage Plum & Rose 3 oz   $17 Sale! $14 Order  
   
     
Santa Rosa Plum & Ginger 6 oz   $19  Sale! $16 Order
   
     
     
     
Damson Plum   Order
Damson Plum & Port   Order
Plum & Rose   Order
Santa Rosa & Damson Plum   Order
     
  3 oz   $17  

 


   
 

Cocktail Kits
Our syrups are enjoyed in a number of ways and one of the easiest is to create cocktails and non alcoholic spritzer drinks

To elevate your drink making we have designed a cocktail kit that includes one of our syrups, a tin of citrus sugar to rim the glass, and a tin of citrus candy to drop into the drink.

Each kit comes with one of our recipes made with a chosen spirit intended to highlight the syrup, though alcohol is not required for perfect enjoyment.

  Cocktail Kit   Snow White Cocktail        
             
Meyer Lemon & Rose Geranium Syrup - 250 ml
Meyer Lemon Sugar - 2.5 oz
Meyer Lemon Candied Peel - 2 oz
Skewer
Recipe Card
 
$45   Order
Strawberry & Bay Laurel Syrup - 250 ml
Spearmint Sugar - 3 oz
Seville Orange Candied Peel - 2 oz
Skewer
Recipe Card
 
$45   Order

 

 

 

 

       
             
             
             

Cake & Cookie Kit
Baking offers endless creative possibilities and enjoyment in combining different ingredients.

To enhance this our kit includes two recipes for a Victoria Sandwich Cake and Meyer Lemon & Pine Nut Cookies, a jar of Strawberry Conserve, MeyerLlemon Candied Peel, Perle d'Or Rose Petal Sugar and two skewers.

Strawberry Conserve - 8 oz
Meyer Lemon Candied Peel - 2 oz
Perle d'Or Rose Sugar - 3 oz
Skewers - 2
Recipe Cards
  Victoria Sandwich Cake
  Meyer Lemon Pine Nut Cookies
 
$45   Order

 

  Cake & Cookie Kit                
             
             

Citrus, Flower & Herb Sugars
Our flavored sugars are delightful and simple ways to elevate your cocktail or spritzer drinks by using them to rim the glass.

They offer an aromatic and refreshing element when used in baking or swirled into yogurt, ice cream, or over fresh cheeses.

We capture the oils and essence of citrus fruits, herbs and flowers before combining it with sugar.

  Citrus Sugar   Cocktail        
     
     
Bay Laurel   Order  
Blood Orange   Order  
Eureka Lemon   Order  
Lime   Order  
Lisbon Lemon   Order  
Meyer Lemon   Order  
Navel Orange   Order  
Perle d'Or Rose Petal   Order  
Seville Orange   Order  
Spearmint   Order  
White Grapefruit   Order  
       
     
 3 oz  $10    
 
                                                       
             
Salt Cured Citrus
When you are looking for a burst of salt spiked zesty citrus to enhance your fish dishes, salads, salsas, tagines or cocktails these citrus fruits are an essential ingredient in your pantry. Preserved with pink Himalayan salt and aromatics herbs from my kitchen garden.
    Salt Cured Limes     Salt Cured Limes        
                                  Salt Cured Limes        
 
      Limes   Order     Rangpur Limes    Order    
                       
  5 oz $16   11 oz $20      
                   
               

Italian Oregano
Our kitchen garden provides bountiful displays of Italian oregano, a sweeter, more delicate oregano than Greek oregano.

We harvest the flowers, buds and top leaves only and naturally dry them to retain the sweet oils of the herb. Oregano adores late summer foods: tomatoes, shelling beans, a medley of vegetables, pasta, eggs and more. We have a few bottles available.

  Ume Plum & Rose Paste        
 
  .25 oz   $10   Order
     
               
 
Tomato Paste & Sauce
The essence of organic, dry-farmed Early Girl tomatoes cooked into a delicately sweet paste and versatile sauce. Elegant and simple, and a wonderful addition to ragu sauces, bean dishes, or as a coating on pasta with basil and parmesan. With only a pinch of salt and sugar added, please refrigerate after opening.
Tomato Sauce      
 
 

Tomato Paste  8 oz   $14

  Order  
  Tomato Sauce  7.5 oz   $13   Order    
   


 

             

Chutney
Chutneys are a very rich and concentrated combination of fruit, vegetables, vinegar and spices, and generally used as accompaniments to meats, cheeses and a variety of savory foods.

Our chutneys are deeply yet delicately spiced, with a very rich fruit flavor. Enjoy with cheddars, goat cheese, roasted meats, charcuterie, curries, fish and stews.

  Patterson Apricot & Lemon Chutney        
     
                          Patterson Apricot & Lemon   Order
                          Quince & Meyer Lemon   Order
                          Spiced Burbank Plum   Order
   
                           8 oz  $19    
   
   
 

The Linen Wrap
We are thrilled to offer our linen napkin as a gift wrap for our preserves, syrups, candies and specialties.

The napkins are a generous 18 inch square and made of a beautiful thick linen by our friends at Studiopatró.

The wraps are available in three colors - ocean, oatmeal and black. We will creatively wrap your gift of choice and tie it with a Japanese cotton ribbon.

After the contents have long been eaten you will have a fine linen napkin to use over and over again and enjoy.

 
Linen Wrapped Syrup

Ocean, Cinnamon, Oatmeal, Black Linen
(L-R) Ocean, Cinnamon,
Oatmeal, Black
   
     
2 Candied Citrus Peels $32 Order
2 Conserves, Marmalades or Fruit Butters $46 Order
       
  Nocturne Syrup $27 Order
Please make linen color and flavor selections on shopping cart page
 
 
 

 



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