We Love Jam

As you can imagine, after living in San Francisco for almost twenty years, I have some pretty wacky friends. While I don’t want to recount everything that happened back in the days of free-love, many of us have grown up and gone on to tastier things.

One friend has a wildly successful cheese shop. Another opened a bakery , a chocolate factory, or became wine importers…and more folks I knew opened bakeries, and ice cream shops, and chocolate shops, and bread bakeries, and…(hey…someone remind me why I moved…)

But who was lovin’ the apricot jam?

As it turns out, my friend Eric was, using the organic Blenheim apricots from one very old tree in his backyard.


A recent issue of Food+Wine called it “…simply the best jam we’ve ever tasted.” And one of their editors liked it so much that he’s now the first person on their waiting list for it. Sounds like it’s (almost) jam worth moving back for.

So if you’re interested, visit We Love Jam and get yourself on that waiting list!

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  • January 26, 2007 12:10pm

    My mom use to make a roasted chicken with apricot jam and carmelized onions…I think I may need to buy some of this!

  • January 26, 2007 1:06pm

    Hmmmm…..my aunt also makes excellent apricot jam (and that too from her own organic tree).
    So…why buy when I can get it for free ;)

  • Henriette
    January 26, 2007 1:08pm

    I have just sent an email begging them to let me be on the waiting list! Kind of exciting…;-)

  • January 26, 2007 1:43pm

    Wow! Reading his site makes the jam sound like apricot-flavored crack. Sign me up–I love the stuff! (Though I am very partial to my grandmother’s apricot jam. Hers is also made with apricots from an old, organic tree. But it’s in Texas so I’m sure it tastes completely different.)

  • Nicole
    January 26, 2007 5:05pm

    I’ve signed up, and more than that, I’ve asked for a seed from their tree. They said they are happy to give seeds to anyone who wants one. So, when you sign up, ask for a seed and let’s try and help save the Blenheim!


  • January 27, 2007 12:57am

    Oh, my grandmother made apricot perserves to die for and I love your blog and your food and your books. And I will be purchasing “The Great Book of Chocolate”. I am a non-recovering chocoholic.

  • January 27, 2007 9:51am

    I grew up eating nothing but my mom’s homemade jam and didn’t purchase jam in a store until I was in my 20’s. Apricot has always been my favorite (We had a tree in the front yard). I love the label on that jar so much that now I want to make some jam just so I can come up with a cool label ;-)

  • January 27, 2007 2:42pm

    All right, I’m on their waiting list. But I should tell you that I’m very prejudiced against apricots as a fruit. I have never met an apricot I liked, but I loves me some jam, so if my opinion about apricots change, I’m blaming you.

  • Lu
    January 27, 2007 5:30pm

    David, very interesting information on your friends’ “We Love Jam” website. I, too, am now on the waiting list. In my humble opinion, you live in the best culinary city in the world, Paris, followed by San Francisco. You lucky dog, you.

  • January 27, 2007 6:09pm

    Sign me up for the waiting list. I love apricots and jam. Who could ask for a better combination.

  • January 27, 2007 10:18pm

    Yay! I’m on the waiting list, thanks to you, my friend. I bet they have filled their quota for the year, thanks to you.

    Man, those are some cool friends you have. Can I sit at your table?

  • L
    January 28, 2007 3:40am

    I love how you say “some of us grew up”. lol What a roll call of friends!

  • Judith in Umbria
    January 28, 2007 5:07am

    I was among the apricots unlovers until I ate them off my neighbor’s tree. I have a theory: you have never had a really good apricot until you have eaten one under the tree in the sunlight that ripened it. Orchard grasses to lie in are an extra.

    Ergo, Mediterranean peoples and Californians have an edge on loving apricots.

  • January 28, 2007 3:02pm


    thank you so much for this tip! I grew up in the same area where they have their lovely Blenheim tree so of course i had to get on the ‘list’. how i miss those childhood days of nibbling warm raspberries off the bush and wandering through the plum orchard across the street from my grandparent’s house.

  • January 28, 2007 11:03pm

    I ordered some too and asked for a seed. And thank you for reminding me about how lucky I am to live in the Bay Area. And please thank all your friends, since all of them have our lives here so much happier and tasty.

  • Linda, The Village Vegetable
    January 31, 2007 10:13am

    I love the logo and label of this. it reminds me of an olive oil shop nestled in the East Village, NY.