Hello! Welcome to the Rare Bird Preserves blog! We thought you might like to be a part of what goes on behind the scenes. A look at special events, new products, upcoming classes & recipes that we are playing with.
This month we are pleased to announce the debut of our Black Label line of limited edition preserves. Kumquat with Tarragon Honey is the first edition in a line of collaborative flavors. The project grew out of a wish to work creatively between our talented employees giving us the chance to experiment with fruits and techniques that require extra attention.
Our first featured employee to work on a Black Label edition is Kaitlyn (our new kitchen manager). This flavor comes out of her desire to work with kumquats and experiment with honey as a sweetener and preservative in jam. She felt the floral qualities inherent in kumquats complimented the more savory flavors in tarragon and sweetness in honey. The flavor surpassed all expectations of our hope for this line of preserves.
The March 2012 Dose Market was our premiere venue to showcase this special product. Only a few remain (this was a batch of 38, guys!), but keep a look out for new flavors, because we are already working on the next edition.