New from Right Brain Kitchens: Pineapple Upside-Down Jam
Try the latest addition to our Right Brains Kitchen line-up free Nov. 9-15, 2011 with your coupon. This jam will knock your socks off!
And it tastes just like it sounds! Local vendor Joe Loewinsohn, creator and cookery genius of Right Brain Kitchens in Redwood City, did it again with his third jam now available at Sigona’s. Made with only the best all-natural ingredients, including gold pineapples, natural cane sugar, Madagascar vanilla bean, dried Montmorency cherries and more, Joe’s Pineapple Upside-Down Jam, is a culinary creation like no other.
Try it free Nov. 9 – 15, 2011, with your coupon and a purchase of $30 or more! This latest flavor joins the likes of Joe’s Summertime Watermelon Marmalade and Strawberry Fields Forever Jam, now on sale in our stores.
How it came to be
Joe, one of our own Sigona’s crew members, created his all-natural Pineapple Upside-Down Jam as a tribute to his mom and as a tribute to one of his all-time favorite desserts.
“My mom was a very special woman; most guys can say they know how to shoot a gun, fix a car, ride a motorcycle, catch fish, throw a baseball accurately, and even build a tree house, but most guys WON’T say ‘my mom taught me all that,’ but I can,” said Joe.
“My mom drove a ‘65 gun metal blue GTO — usually like she just stole it — always dressed to the nines, and was a wizard in the kitchen,” continued Joe. “One of my favorite things she’d make was pineapple upside-down cake in a cast iron skillet. The cast iron would caramelize the super dark brown sugar she used, so you’d have this really dark, super delicious, mildly sweet, tangy moist cake, and it was unlike anyone else’s mom’s pineapple upside-down cake, pretty much like my mom wasn’t like anyone else’s mom.”
How to use it
Joe recommends using this as a glaze for ham (he prefers the dry-cured ham, with no water added). He says it’s also REALLY good if you add some heat, like chopped jalapeno or habanero, and use it as a finishing glaze for chicken. It’s wonderful as a waffle topping, or simply stirred into plain yogurt for a nice morning change of pace.
Pineapple Upside-Down Jam joins two other flavors we carry: Summertime Watermelon Marmalade and Strawberry Fields Forever Jam. There are more flavors to come, so keep an eye out!
Also, remember 20% of all sales of Right Brain Kitchens jams and marmalades (effective Oct. 12 – Jan 12) will be donated to the Russell Bede School in San Mateo, Calif., in support of their dedication to teaching students with learning disabilities.