sweet + spicy.

August 26, 2009


Our daughter tried out for the super-deluxe traveling lacrosse team last weekend. Haven’t heard if she made it, or not {keep your fingers crossed for her}. The tryouts took us to Northbrook, a suburb north of Chicago….

Soooo…we had time to spare while our daughter was trying out, and thought we’d head to Whole Foods. While we were there, we grazed through all of the samples {piggies!!}…and were were lucky enough to meet Carla Kissel, owner of Kissel’s Spiced Jam, who was giving samples of her apricot rosemary jam. She was so enthusiastic and friendly, and popped open another jar for us to try {the second time, we tried blueberry lavender}. They were both so delicious. Seriously. Knock-your-socks-off-good.

I just had to share this fabulous little business with you!

And, from now through December 31, Kissel’s gives $1 per jar sold online to Invisible Children, Inc., “a non-profit organization whose purpose is to raise global awareness of atrocities being committed against the children of Northern Uganda, and to help the people of that region rebuild their educational and economic infrastructure.”

Yummy jam, and a good cause. win-win!


tara g said on August 26, 2009

this is a nutshell is why i wish there was a whole foods around here!

…and that strawberry basil sounds just lovely to me!

Kim @ Everything Etsy said on August 26, 2009

Yum! They look great and it seems like a nice company.

I hope your daughter makes the team.


MissySue said on August 27, 2009

Awesome find and great cause!!! Thank you for sharing and for the inspiring visit!

Cindy said on September 2, 2009

Oh, that Apricot Rosemary sounds delicious!! Wish I had some now!!

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