I had the incredible opportunity to attend Sample The Sierra, a Farm to Fork festival on September 1 in South Lake Tahoe. The Tahoe chamber of Commerce along with many sponsors have put together an incredible tasting of food, grown by local farmers, and created by local restaurants, then paired up with local wines. This festival is a great way to sample the best of what the Sierra has to offer, as well as, remind everyone to buy local. Support your own community farmers and remember that farming is essential to our communities. Tasting the wines from the Sierra region provides us with a way to discover how incredible these wineries are.
In addition to the food and wine pairings, there was also the opportunity to buy arts and crafts from local artists.
The addition of a Chef challenge was a fun way to wind down from the food and wine and watch three chef’s battle for first place. Just like my favorite TV show “Chopped”.
When I first arrived in Lake Tahoe, I went to the farmer’s market and, while small in comparison to what am used to, they had my beloved Golden Raspberries. Golden raspberries that I have been pining over and watching my local markets and farmer’s markets for their arrival.
I am going to share with all of you my Golden Raspberry Jam.
- 1 pound Golden Raspberries
- 1 pound sugar
- In a medium, non-reactive saucepan, heat raspberries and sugar, stirring until sugar is dissolved.
- Bring jam to a boil and stir continuously for 7 to 9 minutes.
- Ladle jam into a clean jar and let cool before storing in the refrigerator.
- Jam will keep in the refrigerator for two weeks, but I bet it won’t last that long!
- Keep jam in the freezer for longer storage.
This recipe using the 1:1 ratio is the quickest way to make jam. I did find out later, after I made this batch, that you can, in fact, make jam with little or no sugar if you use the right kind of pectin. Next jamming session I have I will give Low-methoxyl pectin a try.
If you have ever made a low sugar jam, let me know about it.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.