A few weeks ago I decided to stop by Penn Quarter Farmers Market. This was my first time this year, but I've been to the market in previous years and quite enjoyed it!
By the time I got to the market, it was almost closing time, and there was not much fresh produce other than apples. I did not want apples. I might have pouted. Who am I kidding? I totally pouted!
Instead, I decided to try Apricot & Rosemary Jam from The Copper Pot. This was my first purchase from The Copper Pot, but I've heard many great things about their jams, pasta sauces and oils.
Check out the ingredient list: apricot, sugar, rosemary and pectin. That's all! Can you get any more pure than that? The jam smelled amazing, but had a surprising consistency of baby food. I guess I'm just used to jams from a grocery store that are more "together." But what matters is the taste! It had a great combination of sweet and almost a bit savory because of the rosemary.
I also picked up a container of Applewood Smoked Mozzarella from the Blue Ridge Dairy Co. I've had their mozzarella before and was really happy with the quality. But honestly, I wish the guy selling the product was a bit more customer friendly.
The following weekend I decided to combine the jam with the mozzarella for a morning sandwich. I just added a toasted whole grain baguette and thinly sliced red onions.
Voila! Easy. Fresh. Slightly different from a typical breakfast or lunch sandwich and oh so very satisfying!