Our Winter Jamboree
In the height of summer, people often ask us at Seaquist Canning what occupies our winters. While Seaquist Orchards Farm Market is quiet, the Seaquist Processing is closed up tightly and the cherry and apple trees are taking a deep sleep, our canning kitchen is hosting a loud, fragrant and fun Jamboree. These are the months we have to prepare the many delicious jars of products you purchase all season long.
So what does our jamboree sound like? It is the sound of jars clanking, lids popping, music blasting and laughter. What does it smell like? It is almost indescribable! Today it smells like fragrant, sweet, mouthwatering raspberries. We can always tell the flavor of the day by the smell in the air. What does our jamboree look like? We have 7 full time staff working so hard to make and perfect each jar of jam, jelly, salsa and pie filling. We appreciate them so much! In just three weeks’ time that staff made over 36,000 jars of our top flavor, Chopped Cherry Jam. They are a super team! This week we are working on “small” flavors and then we move onto another top flavor, Cherry Pie Filling. This year we will make about 17,000 jars of our famous cherry pie filling.
The Seaquist family is very thankful that we are able to bring our fruit full circle, from our orchards to your kitchen. We hope that you taste the love and commitment in each bite of our products!
National Cherry Month “Interesting Cherry Fact” #27
You may have read some of these facts previously on this blog, – but one of them is really worth repeating.
Which one? The cherry pie filling one, in particular!
•Cherry pie filling is the number one pie filling sold in the US.
•Tart cherries contain 19 times the of beta carotene of blueberries and strawberries.
•They are also rich in Vitamin C and Vitamin E and also provide potassium, magnesium, folate, iron, and fiber.
•Tart cherries are one of the few known food sources of melatonin. Melatonin is an antioxidant that helps regulate our circadian rhythms and natural sleep patterns.
•A recent study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that tart cherries ranked 14 in the top 50 foods for highest antioxidant content per serving size—surpassing red wine, prunes, dark chocolate and orange juice. (from http://www.wherefoodcomesfrom.com)
Remember, – you can order cherry pie filling year round at http://www.seaquistorchards.com. Seaquist Orchards Farm Market will open its doors for the 2013 season on May 15, 2013. The snow will have all melted by then, and you will be able to come on in and purchase pie filling right off the shelves. We are busy making filling right now at Seaquist Canning. If you are in the area, you are welcome to watch our products being made, all winter long, at our new production facility, in Door County Wisconsin.
National Cherry Month ‘Interesting Cherry Fact” #14 is
all about love today!
The Seaquist family LOVES cherries! Dark chocolate covered, milk chocolate covered, dried, canned, made into pie filling, jam , cherry topping , put into pies, pastries, and most of all, eaten fresh!
Eat cherries today – you’ll LOVE them!!!
Order cherries online at http://www.seaquistorchardsfarmmarket.com. We’ve got cherries!
Eat well! Be well!
Back to Door County cherry history tomorrow!
Here’s a delicious recipe for you – especially good for those of you who need a diabetic friendly recipe. But you don’t have to be a diabetic to enjoy it!
Cherry Angel Cake Roll Recipe
Cherry Angel Cake Roll Recipe ( photo by Taste of Home)
- Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min. + cooling
- Yield: 16 Servings
- 1 package (16 ounces) angel food cake mix
- 4 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar, divided
- 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen reduced-fat whipped topping, thawed, divided
- 1 can (20 ounces) reduced-sugar cherry pie filling
- 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
- Line two 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pans with ungreased parchment paper. Prepare cake batter according to package directions. Spread evenly in prepared pans. Bake at 375° for 12-15 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Cool for 5 minutes.
- Invert onto two kitchen towels dusted with 3 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar. Gently peel off parchment paper. Roll up cakes in the towels jelly-roll style, starting with a short side. Cool completely on a wire rack.
- Unroll cakes; spread each with 1 cup whipped topping to within 1/2 in. of edges. Combine pie filling and extract; spread over whipped topping on each cake. Roll up again. Place each seam side down on a serving platter. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
- Dust with remaining confectioners’ sugar. Slice; garnish with remaining whipped topping. Yield: 2 cakes (8 slices each).
Nutritional Analysis:One slice equals 175 calories, 2 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 171 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fruit.
Recipe from http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes
Remember, you can get No Sugar Added Cherry Pie filling at Seaquist Orchards Farm Market, at http://www.seaquistorchards.com
We hope you enjoy this recipe!