Albeit weeks earlier than in previous years, this trek was awesome!
On the suggestion of friends, we documented the adventure more than ever before and shared most of it on Instagram. It was great having many of you with us along the way.
It was a beautiful week. The drive was easy and fun, the weather was amazing, and we were able to mix loads of pleasure in with our harvesting. We spent time with very near and dear friends, shared in spectacular meals, and John even found time to play fiddle tunes with two of his favorite guitar players. We frequented old stomping grounds where we were continuously fed and inspired: notably The Gardener in Berkeley and Heath Ceramics at their San Francisco location --- delivered an order of Amour Spreads to one of our favorite cheese shops in the country: The Cheese Board Bakery & Cheese in the Gourmet Ghetto--- and discovered new gems that we were delighted to find and looking forward to revisiting.
The Tangelos are, simply stated, DIVINE! While significantly early, they are bursting with that tart lusciousness that we just love. Don't know whether it's because of the California drought, the 14" of rain in December, or simply all the love they receive, but these balls of sunshine are sensational!
2015's Tangelo Marmalade is in the works and we're stoked! We love this marmalade - the flavor, the tang, the texture and of course the beautifully julienned rind. While we enjoy it on its own, on an English Muffin, with cheese or yogurt, it's now found its way into our hearts in our winter-season chocolate bar.