NEWSLETTER STORIES 7/22/16

VENDOR OF THE WEEK

Bubala’s Gourmet Spreads

Bubala’s Gourmet Spreads when I decided to apply my love of cooking to holiday gift giving and began sending my friends and family home-made jams and jellies. They were a hit, and I was thrilled to get requests for more throughout the year.

During this time, I was looking for a job and decided to have some fun and make a little money by selling my jellies at a local bake sale. They were so popular that I sold out! I enjoyed the whole process so much that it seemed like a great idea to start selling my jellies in earnest.

Bubala’s Gourmet Spreads became official in 2014. It started with two flavors, Jalapeno Jelly and Red Pepper Jelly, and has grown to 16 flavors, including Blueberry Ginger Jam, Apricot Lavender Jam, Peach Pie Preserves, Port Wine Jelly, Mango Chutney, and more! Bubala’s goal is to create uniquely flavored spreads using fresh, whole, and real ingredients (all fruit and vegetable waste is composted). Stop by and try a sample; you’ll be glad you did! Find us on Facebook at Bubalas.

FYI: The business is named after my cat, Bubala; she lived to be 23 years old and was a very special member of my family.

Recipe:

Blueberry Ginger Oatmeal Cookie Bars

Ingredients

1/2 cup packed light brown sugar

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 cup rolled oats

1/2 cup butter, softened

3/4 cup Bubala’s Blueberry Ginger Jam

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease one 8 inch square pan.

Combine brown sugar, flour, baking soda, salt, and rolled oats. Rub in the butter using your hands or a pastry blender to form a crumbly mixture. Press 2 cups of the mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan. Spread the jam to within 1/4 inch of the edge. Sprinkle the remaining crumb mixture over the top, and lightly press it into the jam.

Bake for 35 to 40 minutes in preheated oven, or until lightly browned. Allow to cool before cutting into bars.

Recipe can be doubled using a 9”x13” pan.

SPECIALS OF THE WEEK

  • Bubala’s Gourmet Spreads Special: Blueberry season is upon us! Receive 50¢ off one 8 oz. jar of Blueberry Ginger Jam or receive one 4 oz. jar of Blueberry Ginger Jam free with a $20 purchase. Limit one offer per customer.
  • Don’t forget to bring any items that need sharpened to the market tomorrow since X-Calibur Knife & Scissor Sharpening is back.  Bring your knifes, scissors and lawn tools before the mid-season rush!

RECIPES OF THE WEEK