Knowing my infatuation with peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, a friend gave me a jar of artisanally produced Blue Chair Fruit Company bergamot marmalade. Traditionally, marmalade is made with Seville oranges, but the bergamot shines in this concoction, adding sweet, floral notes. The tender strips of fruit are mixed with just the right amount of sugar and juice, making the jam soft and spreadable without being too gelatinous. I haven’t tried any of the other Blue Chair preserves, but the company has a plethora of interesting flavors like black mulberry, and aprium with green almonds. If you don’t live in the Bay Area, just shoot Blue Chair an email for a current list of flavors, and it’ll ship.
Available at select markets or by mail order; approximately $10 to $12 for a six-ounce jar.