If you follow our Facebook posts or our Instagram feed you will know that we have been cooking up some kind of crazy orange surprise. It's true. We have been perfecting and then cooking up our newest jammy sauce, Absinthe Orange Deliciousness. And it's finally hit the shelves. Not without a whole lot of struggling though. While we had a pretty easy time with our debut, the Colorado Whiskey Peach, we did not with this citrus feature. We earned this one.
After developing the recipe at home and perfecting the new intepretation of orange marmalade with an adult kick in the seat, we headed into the commercial kitchen. Within the first 10 min of diving into making a bigger pot it was very clear we had issues...zesting issues. It's one thing to zest 2 pounds of oranges and 1 pound of lemons, it's another thing to zest 30 pounds...65 pounds...over a hundred pounds. Mark, Jason (a college friend in town to help) and I quickly decided something had to give. Google. Google gave...it found a newly patented and produced zester that works like a apple peeler. Sounds like a dream. After some shipping delays and many pounds of hand zested fruit later we received this dream..wow. The Zip Zester. Man the right tool makes a difference.
We won't bore you with the details of all our production woes, and this really isn't a paid plug for zip zester, but holy crap do I love this little machine.
Long story short....we did it. We got some jars finished, labeled and ready for consumption. You gotta try this...if you are local, come to Tony's Market on Friday, April 12th, where we will be sampling...or come to Williams Sonoma - Park Meadows on April 26th. Or come visit us at the Cherry Creek Farmers market on Saturdays and the City Park market on Sundays. We are excited to share this treat with you..and this is just the beginning. We have many more flavors up our sleeve...and for those who have been calling, emailing and stalking my house, yes...Whiskey Peach will be back, later this summer when the finest peaches in Colorado have had a chance to grow up.
Oh..one more thing...we'll be sharing recipes and pairing ideas. We have been cooking up some super delicious treats we want to share. Stop by our table/tent for a card, or check back on this website. It's gonna be a great summer. I gotta feeling.
It was the middle of September and with a blue ribbon in the bag, and a hankering to see something through, there were big decisions needing to be made, quick. With the dry summer here in Colorado, prime peach picking season came early and we had to decide how much to get. Working on a secret recipe for a couple years now we knew we had to go big or go home. So we ordered some jars, borrowed a truck, packed some snacks, put the dog (Halle) in the back and started our road trip to the other side of the Rocky's.
Our destination; Paonia Colorado. A small town on the western slope filled with valleys of orchards, vineyards and grazing horses. The perfect summer day in the mountains with no agenda but to pick as many peaches as we thought we could.
And boy did we. In fact we kept going till the truck was full.
Meanwile, Halle took it upon herself to stay busy by swimming just about the entire time we were picking.
Near sundown we were all picked out. So we packed up and started our journey back to Denver. Since we picked these peaches at the peak of freshness we had to act fast. This meant we were off to the commisary kitchen the very next day.
Once in the kitchen it was a whole mess of choppin'. Special thanks to Ross Evertson and Deb Fox for a bunch of help.
Heaping handfuls of whole delicious Madagascar vanilla bean.
Our key ingrediants (Colorado peaches, fresh lime juice, fresh Vanilla Bean and locally distilled Leopold Bro's whiskey) all mixed up the first batch is ready for the stove.
And the result of a lot of hard work, years of testing, and the best ingredients. This is our limited seasonal release of our Denver County Fair blue ribbon award winning Colorado Whiskey Peach Deliciousness. We didn't make much so do yourself a favor and get some quick. Watch out though..you'll be yearning for more before we have more peaches probably.....
We reinvented our classic vertical laptop bag you've known and loved. This time dressed in super tough, water repellent, and soft to the touch, Martexin waxed canvas. Martexin has been around since 1838, so we are very happy and proud to start using their products in our bags. One of the main goals in our bags is that they will last longer than your VW bugs fenders did, and this canvas is no exception. What about our classic auto upholstery? Don't worry, there is still that famous stripe running down front and back, and boy does it look good. We will be officially launching this bag soon, so if you want to get your hands on one, or have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org