Sunday, November 20, 2011

We've taken the plunge

    Hello there and welcome to Vintage Garden!  There were many reasons I chose this name for our jam and jelly company. Firstly, I've been an herb gardener for as long as I can remember, so the vintage part -- a fitting name,  as well as the jammin' queen in the kitchen. Making seasonal herbal jams and wine jellies made with the freshest of hand picked fruits along with organic herbs right out of our gardens has always been appealing to me. For years I'd made jars upon jars of old and new  family recipes solely for gift giving. But after a while, and so many encouraging words from those gift recipients, we've decided to venture forth and begin seriously offering our scrumptious jams and jellies to the public.

So far the response has been just wonderful. Actually, a little overwhelming too, but as each week passes we manage to iron out any glitches.  Our jellies are made in small batches right here in our state approved and licensed kitchen.  What started out as a passionate hobby has now grown into a semi-full time job.  We hope you'll enjoy our fine selection of jellies and know in time we'll be coming up with even more tasty temptations... as the garden season flourishes..

You might be wondering what wine jelly really is? Well it's exactly that - jelly or jams made out of wine. Our jellies are made with a wide variety of wines such as, Merlot, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Shiraz, Port and White Zinfandel just to name a few. We're even in the process of making a delicious Champagne Mimosa Jam--yum! Our jellies can be sweet, spicy, or savory and herbal, depending upon the ingredients. Check out our Jelly Cupboard for delicious Vintage Garden Wine Jelly recipes to add to your dinner table.

    I suppose the  next logical step was to begin blogging, so we've taken the plunge and started this new blog.  This being the busiest season for many of us, please bear with me as I update and get all the news posted up here -- along with our show schedules of  where you can find us and sample our yummy jams. But until then, you can always find us right here at Vintage Garden or feel free to email us with any questions you may have.

Our homemade Vintage Garden Wine & Herbal Jellies are packed with great flavor, and a taste for excellence that will have you coming back for more! And they make a very unique gift idea. Each selection is packaged in a 4 ounce jar...made fresh,  from our kitchen to yours.

For this holiday season we are offering Amaretto Peach Jam, Cranberry Merlot Jam, Raspberry Shiraz Jelly, Limoncello Jelly, Beach Plum Jam, Blackberry Merlot, Cranberry Jalapeno Jam, Herbal Hot Pepper Jelly, Blueberry Merlot Jam,  Spiced Wild Maine Blueberry Jam, Lemon Verbena Jelly,  Hot Pepper Jelly, Rhubarb & Rosehip Jam,  Raspberry Thyme Jam, Lavender Chardonnay Jelly and Rosemary Apple Zinfandel Jelly.