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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Editor's Choice: St. Dalfour

As winter continues to drag on in the Midwest, it makes me long for the foods and the tastes of summer — the weekly Farmer’s Markets with their array of vegetables and fruits, especially the berries. For me, blueberries and raspberries are one of the great treats of the season. With this in mind, I thought a leisurely weekend breakfast would be the perfect time to try the St. Dalfour Red Raspberry & Pomegranate preserves I had received in a goody bag after a press event. I noticed that it contained 100-percent all-natural ingredients — good. And then I read it was only sweetened with grape juice concentrate. I have to admit, I wondered about that, As I opened the jar, I was greeted by the delightful fruit scent. I spooned it on my (toaster) waffle, took a bite, and was rewarded with a rich, full taste. The jar says it is cooked in the tradition of the French countryside and apparently, as with many things, the French sure know what they are doing. Actually it’s a product of France. And the bonus is with only 45 calories in a tablespoon, you don’t have to feel too guilty about indulging.

I can see it spooned on toast (maybe even French toast), jazzing up a PB&J, or with cream cheese as an appetizer. And, of course, then there is using it as a topping on vanilla ice cream or better yet chocolate ice cream.

A taste of the good life and summer — to brighten any day. Take a look at some of their other products at


By the way, to learn about more great tasting jams and preserves, be sure to check out Natalie Noblitt’s article in our upcoming April issue of Fancy Food & Culinary Products!