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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Department of Sweet Diversions

Cara received product to review. No other compensation was given. All opinions expressed are 100% her own.

I love how Fall is a time of harvest. So much hard work has gone into planting, taking care, and now the picking of gardens and fields. We finally get to reap the benefits of our hard work. If you do not have your own garden or fields, there are always local farmers markets and companies that share their locally sourced goods.

I was just recently introduced to a great company just like this. Department of Sweet Diversions, a boutique jam company, features seasonal ingredients locally sourced from Farmer’s Markets within a 12-mile radius of their commercial kitchen. Jam-maker Virginie Strub’s cooking process is classic, while her flavors have a delectably modern twist. She makes a small-batch-made apple butter that is sweetened with agave instead of sugar, combined with a special blend of spices, and topped with a dash of Brandy for good measure. Yum! Apple butter...
I love their huge variety of homemade jams. I tried out their Rule of Plum, which is made with cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, mace, ginger, cloves, and of course, plums! It is deliciously flavorful, as you can imagine. It is the perfect jam for fall, with its comforting spices and flavor combinations.

 Check out all their jams and enjoy the harvests of fall!


  1. Yum!!! The flavors all look delicious! Especially the Pear Vanilla Bean Chestnut Honey Jam. I like that you can get a mystery jar too. Cool! Thanks for the honest review! I've bookmarked that page. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

  2. Wow the apple butter sounds wonderful. I would love to have these for myself and also would make a really good gift for someone who would appreciate how special these are!


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