Last week at the Farmer’s Market, I also picked up a small jar of Massachusetts Rubies, made by Deborah’s Kitchen in Littleton, MA. This spreadable fruit contains cranberries, strawberries, and raspberries, with a minimum amount of added sugar. I feel good supporting local businesses, especially ones that make homemade food products.
I started by enjoying the spread on an old fashioned piece of (whole wheat) toast. I don’t use jam often, so this was a nice treat. It is just sweet enough, and the flavor of the fruit really comes through. Then I served the spread on a plate with crackers, brie, and apples. My guests seemed to enjoy it as well.
There are a lot of other flavors I’d like to try, and next on my list might be Cherry Bliss, with sour cherries, rhubarb, and lemon zest. So where can you get some of this delicious stuff? Besides the Farmer’s Market, the products are carried in some local specialty stores. Someday, I’d love to make my own jam, but for now I’ll enjoy what others have made in their kitchens.