Sunday, October 2, 2011

Bacon Jam

My life has completely changed as of October 1st, 2011. Ladies and gentlemen, I bring to you bacon jam. For dinner we had appetizers at The Polka Dot Pig Gastro Pub with our good friends Carrie and Tommy. Earlier in the day we had a lovely picnic near the Augusta Canal which involved lots of good wine, cheese, bread, meats and fruit. It was lovely. With our full stomachs we couldn’t think of a heavy dinner, so appetizers it was.

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It was then I discovered bacon jam. I really wanted to try the Braised Pork Belly which came with jalapeno grits and bacon jam. My boyfriend totally ignored me and decided fried artichokes be a better alternative. Luckily we were all sharing and I would be trying the pork belly from our friends. Little did I know what I was about to experience but I instantly fell in love. I fell in love with bacon jam. Chunks of extra crispy bacon swimming in a jam of brown sugar, maple syrup and other delicious ingredients I couldn’t yet decipher.

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My boyfriend then thought I went a little crazy when I seriously asked our waiter, “Do you guys sell jars of bacon jam?” Mike was like,”OMG What?” with laughter of course! I on the other hand was very serious. Sadly they didn’t sell jars and he wouldn’t tell me their secret ingredients. My girl Carrie then jumped in and was like, “She needs a jar of this bacon jam now. I will buy it, whatever it is.” Of course I don’t know if I would survive after a jar of bacon jam but I went with it. Why not? The waiter ended up giving me a small cup to go of bacon jam. I was happy. :)

Today I was on a mission to see if bacon jam was something I could actually create at home. Which is possible from here or here. And if I’m too lazy to make my own bacon jam, I could just buy it! Watch out.. bacon jam might be my new idea of Christmas present giving this year. I promise you, if it has changed my life, it will probably change your life!

With lunch today I decided to have a little picnic feast at home featuring BACON JAM! Also  with crackers, gouda cheese, garlic Swiss cheese, breaded chicken breast, and fruit leathers.

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I <3 Bacon Jam,
Fallon

7 comments:

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

Hi Fallon! I think bacon jam sounds just amazing - it looks so good on the cheese and crackers. Just found your blog and I'm so glad I did - I'm signing up to follow you!
Mary x

Natalie@DeconstructingTheHome said...

What a great idea! This would be so good on a buttered biscuit. Thanks for sharing!

Tessa said...

Sounds interesting... betting you can figure it out. Just think, that will mean more taste comparisons :)

Monica Seabourn said...

I will definitely be on the lookout for Bacon Jam or ordering some from online. That sounds AMAZING!!!

The Food Hunter said...

Sounds wonderful to me!

Pam said...

Excuse me while I wipe up the drool from my keyboard.

I'm back. This jam looks amazing and obviously makes my mouth water. YUM!

Robin Sue said...

Must find this recipe! Sounds so delicious! Are you moved yet? Hope all is well with you Fallon!