4/27/11

Baguette with Apricot Rosemary Jam & Smoked Mozzarella

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!


Have you been to a farmers market lately? What did you buy? How did you use it? Share :) {Check out basil and flowers I picked up from Penn Quarter Farmers Market last Thursday.}


10 comments:

Jenn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) said...

Oh wow, that sounds wonderful!! I love sweet and savory, especially cheese with fruit. YUM!

Megan said...

I am a big fan of cheese and fruit. I put fig jam on everything! The apricot jam sounds so good and the texture sounds more like apricot butter. Mmm...

mary said...

I love the copper pot jam. This sandwich is making a pregnant lady hungry (what's new?).

Cecilia said...

I ended up falling in love with every single Copper Pot jam that I've tried but my favorite is peach bellini. I will have to try this one next!

Esi said...

I love everything about this sandwich. You know I go to the FM every week, right? Rain or shine!

sally said...

Love smoked cheeses! This looks like a great sandwich.

The Duo Dishes said...

A simply delicious snack. The rosemary is a great touch to the jam. Sweet and savory rule.

Junglefrog said...

Great looking sandwich Olga. I've not been to a farmers market lately as unfortunately they are all located quite far from our place. So going there always involves lots of travel... But still I want to go soon, very soon!

LimeCake said...

This is definitely something I could have everyday! It looks delicious!

Alicia said...

I love the jam and cheese combo. I mix it up with cheddar and raspberry jam, gruyere and fig jam-- oh, the possibilities are endless......

My local farmers market starts this weekend....I hope they have more than just apples and potatoes!