January New Year Greetings from Artisan Edibles!

Whether you were in the company of others or spending some much-needed time by yourself we hope that your transition to 2016 was full of peace, warmth, and delicious food and drink.

We are thrilled to announce the results of this year’s Specialty Foods Report on upcoming food trends, especially because their predictions on Food Florals are so relevant to two of our favourites: Champagne Rose Petal Jelly and Blueberry Lavender Jelly. These two bestselling jellies, while exquisite on their own, are also marvelous paired with less obvious ingredients and can elevate something that’s tasty to a state of sublime.

scones_crpFreshly baked scones with Devonshire cream are always a treat no matter what the occasion is and when finished with a dollop of Champagne Rose Jelly they truly have a chance to shine. Better yet, and for an even rosier tasting treat, add unsprayed rose petals to your favourite scone recipe to create an elegant finished look.

Similarly, using our recipe flimericottamuffins_BLJor Ricotta Lime Muffins ensures you have the perfect home for crème fraîche and a spoonful of Blueberry Lavender Jelly. Both of these treats, whether baked separately or together, will be happy and welcome addition to any tea or coffee service.

For an elegant end to a meal serve Salt Spring Island Cheese’s lemon chevre (or make your own using plain fresh chevre and lemon zest) alongside Blueberry Lavender Jelly and a plain cracker such as the Undressed variety by Gone Crackers.pannacotta_crp

For a traditional dessert option, the smooth sweetness of Panna Cotta shines when topped with Champagne Rose Petal Jelly.
The sharp contrast between the panna cotta and the rose pink of the jelly makes for a striking dessert that is rich yet delicately flavoured.

Floral flavours aren’t only for adorning baked goods and desserts, they’re equally at home shaken into a cocktail.

P1160759b_resized_blogFind a reason to celebrate with a blueberry martini  made with Blueberry Lavender Jelly, with the addition of this one ingredient your cocktail will become distinctive and sophisticated.

To improve on an old classic add Champagne Rose Petal Jelly to a French 75; a natural pairing with gin and champagne that will have your guests wondering what your secret ingredient is!

… Cheers!

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