Savory-ish Bacon Jam

Savory-ish Bacon Jam

For those of us who prefer savory pancakes, waffles, and French toast, this recipe will likely satisfy. It’s easy to make even if it’s a bit time consuming (about an hour from start to finish). It pairs well with a cream cheese spread (whip softened cream cheese with heavy whipping cream until easily spreadable). Best served warm or, at the very least, room temperature. Oddly, some people enjoy this on a peanut butter sandwich.

However you choose to eat it, we hope you like it.

Savory-ish Bacon Jam

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 50 minutes


  • 1 pound bacon thick cut
  • 2 yellow onions quartered and sliced
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 shots espresso or 1/2 cup strong brewed coffee
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar + more to taste


  • Cut the bacon into 1/2" slices and add to a large frying pan. The bacon pieces will separate as they cook. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring, frequently until the bacon is cooked but not super crispy. A few crispy bits are fine.
  • Remove the bacon from the pan with a slotted spoon and set it aside. Pour out all but about 1-2 tablespoons of the drippings and reserve for another use.
  • Add the onions to the pan and cook for about 10 minutes then reduce the heat to low. Add the sugar and stir well. Continue to cook until the onions have caramelized, about 20+ minutes. Add the espresso (or coffee) and the bacon and increase the heat back up to medium. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally until thick and jam-like, about 30 minutes
  • Remove from the heat and stir the balsamic through adding more to suit your taste. Add salt if desired. For a uniform consistency, put it in your food processor and pulse until you are happy with the result.

Summer Bundts

Summer Bundts

Summer time! Summer is a time for vacations and staycations, parties and barbecues, adventures and travels, good tomatoes and fresh fruit, visits to the farmer’s market, visits to see family

Nothing says summer in southern Oregon like a trip to the river or picking wild blackberries (yep, they are everywhere). There are a lot of things you can do with those blackberries besides just popping the juicy, sun-warmed berries straight in to your mouth.

There’s blackberry jam, blackberry ice cream, blackberry compote, blackberry cobbler, blackberry crumble, blackberries in a fruit salad, blackberries on a green salad, etc.

We’d like to suggest one of the most beautiful ways to share and serve blackberries (or any berry for that matter)…



It can be a naked cake with just berries or a glazed or frosted cake with berries. Bundt cakes typically hold up well when being transported (to those parties, barbecues, and family gatherings) but even better than that is how beautiful they are!

Most people have (or have seen) a basic bundt pan but did you know that Nordic Ware makes several decorative bundt cake pans in a variety of sizes. They make so many and they are so pretty that some people just buy them as a collector’s item and never actually use them to bake cakes! Nordic Ware is the largest manufacturer of bundt cake pans and they are made here in the US. You can read about it here.

The Kitchen Company has the largest assortment of bundts to choose from including

full size, half size, bundtlettes, cakelets, tartlettes, tea cakes, charms, and loaves.

Visit the store and choose your favorite. You’ll be the buzz of the party! And just to help you along, here’s a link to a recipe straight from Nordic Ware.

Just click the pretty picture!