Preserves - Blueberry with Pinot Noir and Lavender Preserve, Thornburg and Company
NET WT 10 OZ
Blueberries are synonymous with Michigan, and this preserve highlights these sweet little gems perfectly. This unique combination creates a rich and sophisticated flavor for your palate. Using the Pinot Noir heightens the flavor of the blueberries, while the lavender lingers in the background delivers a subtle aroma. Blueberries are one of my most favorite fruits to cook with the entire kitchen fills with the sweet scent of blueberries.
This preserve is delicious when offered with sharp cheddar on a cheese board or as a glaze over chicken. When using it as a glaze, you could stir some into your favorite barbeque sauce, adding a sweet twist to it. It is an excellent dessert topping, drizzle some over some fresh vanilla ice cream. If you choose to pair this with cream cheese, I recommend stirring them together for easier serving. But simply pouring it over the top of the cream cheese offers a very attractive presentation.
Did you know that Michigan produces over 92 million pounds of blueberries each year and offers more than twenty different varieties to select from? Growing up here in Western Michigan, almost everyone I knew spent some part of their summer vacations working at a local blueberry farm. We learned how important this fruit was to our state at an early age.