West coast road trip! Pick up some local apricots, pistachios, almonds, avocado honey, and citrus fruits to bottle yourself up some California. This conserve is based on Christine Ferber's nougabricot and is sure to be a favorite.
A long-cooked blackberry jam, made in the French style with no pectin. OK, I used quince juice for pectin. But it's good without it, too. The long cooking provides a roasted, almost caramelized, flavor. Nice change of pace for fall.