What’s an ingenious stoner to do when faced with twenty pounds of strawberries and a race against rot?
Take a crash course in jam-making, courtesy of Google. Determined not to let the goods go up in smoke, that’s what Seattleite Caroline Stoner did when she was left with a surplus from a catering gig.
With berries saved and an obsession born, she left her job to launch Sweet Caroline’s. Her impressive roster of small-batch spreads contains local fruit (typically organic or from smaller farmers who use natural growing practices but can’t afford to be certified) and all-natural fruit pectin.
We’re salivating for creative flavor combinations like pear-mango-cardamom and rhubarb-cherry-peppercorn. And the vanilla-bourbon-pear butter? It’s heaven in a jar.
You’ll inhale it.
Photo: J. Lewis Images / Courtesy of Sweet Caroline’s Jams and Jellies