UrbnSpice Jar Collars: I have been creating UrbnSpice confitures, chutneys, compotes and specialty jellies for many years now and these little gems have gone through quite a transformation from a simple labelled jars at the local Farmer’s Markets to uniquely collared stacking jars (the collars become tent cards to display the product on your cheese platter or charcuterie board). So here is the story behind my Urb’n’Spice Jar Collars.
My speciality confitures, chutneys, jellies and compotes are lovingly created in small batches, using the highest quality ingredients, as natural as possible, with no preservatives. All of my products are gluten-free.
UrbnSpice confitures are as unique in their technique as they are in their ingredients. Pure and simple, with a rich and intense flavour to make them shine, you will find that these confitures (“confiture” is the French term for jam) will be an extraordinary addition to any function or meal.
The jars are decorated with a jar collar, as I call them. These collars are not just for decoration – I believe in functionality! My computer background has come in very handy in designing these unique collars. The jar has a simple label over the cap so that once opened, the contents of the jar is not a mystery in the fridge. The jar collar has a multi-purpose in that it not only decorates and protects the jar, but the collar also becomes a tent card to display the confiture, chutney or compote. The back of the collar has a wealth of information including the inspiration behind the product, how to serve it, and the ingredients. This makes for easy entertaining – and this is why these little jars are so popular for hostess gifts.
With the trend toward at-home entertaining, cocooning, and casual gatherings taking place, Urb’n’Spice chutneys, port and wine jellies, and compotes are very popular for cheese and charcuterie platters. With the addition of a very good baguette (either fresh or baked into crostini) as well as a great bottle of wine – you have a feast.
Save them for special occasions. My customers tell me that they are that special!
Yours in all things flavourful,
The Urb’n’Spice Chef
Contact: Chef Denise Paré-Watson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are a few of the varieties that are lovingly created in the UrbnSpice kitchen. Now that I am in the Okanagan, produce is plentiful and wonderful and the inspiration behind the newest addition: Roasted Peach Confiture. This is a tribute to the most amazing Okanagan peaches. With a whisper of fresh rosemary and a hint of Brandy, my suggestion is pairing this unique confiture with Brie or other mild cheese on a nutcracker or on toasted brioche. Lovely!