Seascape Strawberry & Rose Geranium Jam
McGrath Family Farms, which has been working the Oxnard Plain since 1868 produces some of the most beautiful organic Seascape Strawberries I've come across this 2011 season. The varietal has quite a high acidity content. Firm in texture and compact in size and flavor they are perfect for preserving because the addition of (in our case, Fair Trade Organic) cane sugar allows the jam to retain the fruits' authenticity without being cloyingly sweet.
Rose Geranium - which finds itself most often distilled for use in the perfume industry - is instead steeped in the strawberries for a day pulling beautiful Rose scents and notes into the preserve. This jam is elegant -tasting of fresh strawberries with a touch of rose. Classic and classy all at once. Certified Organic: Seascape strawberries; fair trade cane sugar; sorrento lemon juice, rose geranium FARMERS: McGrath Family Farm, Rancho Del Sol 8oz