Saturday, October 9, 2010

Pickling anyone??

Cheshire Canning had the pleasure of presenting PICKLED APPLES at the Williamsburg/Greenpoint Farmers Market today at McCarren Park. We chose this lovely fruit, since apples are in the height of their season (and tasty).
Please find the recipe below... which takes about 10 minutes. Enjoy and HAPPY PICKLING!

1 cup vinegar, 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup water, 2 cinnamon sticks, 1 tbls cloves. 5 apples (peeled and cubed)

How to
: Add vinegar, sugar, water, cinnamon, cloves together and boil for 5 minutes. Add apples and let stand (1-2 minutes). Place in jar. Once cooled, place in refrigerator. Use within a week.

Use with
: Sourdough Apple and Cheddar Sandwich.
Melt butter and lemon juice (brush on bread), all cheese and pickles apples (chopped) and grill.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

We Made It Ourselves...

If you want to read more about the Cheshire Canning family... please visit the NY Times blog for a recent article on why we make and do the things we do. Special thanks to Charlotte for taking the time to get to know who we are and how it all began.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

the end of summer….

Labor Day weekend was spent in Amagansett with Zonda and Jeri. While enjoying Long Island, drinking summer cocktails and eating the local food, we could not pass up the opportunity to pick amazing vegetables from one of the local farms… Quail Hill Farm is one of the original CSA farms in the US.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Friday, August 20, 2010

Farm to Folk Fest

Upstate Loved Cheshire Canning…

While many come to the Riesling Festival to sample the wonderful wines, they also come to taste the foods and buy the crafts of local vendors.
Even though the weather had a few downpours and breezy moments, people still traveled to the 2nd annual festival that was located near the beautiful lake in Canandaigua. Our HoneyHeat ‘Sauce’ and SweetHeat Pickles were liked by many and we are looking forward to next year!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Finger Lake Riesling Festival

The second annual Finger Lakes Riesling Festival will take place on August 14th and 15th in Canandaigua, NY. This year, those who attend the festival will be able to sample wines from more than 14 local producers. In addition to great wines, there will be live entertainment, an arts and crafts marketplace, and a farmers market with outstanding local foods.

Cheshire Canning will be participating in the annual event, sampling our signature HoneyHeat ‘Sauce’ as well as our SweetHeat Pickles. We are excited to be part of the festival, as it that takes place near the town that our cherished recipes were originated.

Getting ready for the Riesling Festival

Cheshire Canning is excited to return upstate in preparation of this weeks’ Riesling Festival. We have visited our local farmers and are busy making many batches of our HoneyHeat ‘Sauce’.
Here are some photos…

Friday, July 2, 2010

Made in Brooklyn

While being based in Brooklyn, NY, our signature HoneyHeat ‘Sauce’ is made among the beauty of the countryside, in the Finger Lake region. We recently decided to bring our canning home to Brooklyn. Our SweetHeat Pickles are a perfect addition to your summer BBQ’s. If you are not used to bread & butter pickles, try ours… there is a hint of spice in each jar. Like our HoneyHeat ‘Sauce’, we source local farmers to bring freshness to each jar of pickles. Enjoy the 4th!

Monday, June 28, 2010

the UnFancy

Large crowds gathered on a steamy Sunday to visit the forth annual UnFancy Food Show at The Bell House in Brooklyn. It was great to have another venue where small artisanal vendors can gather and chat with local foodies as well as buyers from across the US, who are interested in our small food businesses.
Cheshire Canning was excited to participate in this amazing annual event and was happy to receive a lovely response for both its signature HoneyHeat ‘Sauce’ as well as our new Bread & Butter Pickles… that will soon have a little kick of heat.
Thanks to Annaliese for organizing as well and Brooklyn Brewery, who kept us hydrated with it’s tasty beer!
Music, food and beer made it more then just a food show… Cheers until next year!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

PUCKER UP for Cheshire Canning’s Pickles!

Just in time for summers pulled pork sandwiches and hot weather bbq’s, Cheshire Canning introduces our newest launch SweetHeat Picklescrisp and spicy bread & butter pickles.

Like our HoneyHeat ‘Sauce’, which is made from the freshest produce of the finger lakes, our SweetHeat Pickles are a wonderful compliment to any of your summer dishes or even on its own. Please look out from them at the upcoming markets this month.

A bit more about HoneyHeat 'Sauce'

Cheshire Canning’s mission is to deliver a superior-quality product that promises freshness and local ingredients to the savvy and tasteful consumer. Part of our uniqueness lies in the company’s devotion to partnering with local businesses in the Finger Lake region. Our HoneyHeat ‘Sauce’ incorporates the sweetness of honey in a spicy tomato-based condiment. This multi-tasking product can be employed countless ways - as a dip with nachos, a sauce on rice, a spread with bread and cheese and a compliment to your favorite bbq.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

"The problem with the world is that everyone is a few drinks behind." Humphrey Bogart

Humphrey Bogart used to spend his summer vacations on Canandaigua Lake. Now that the summer is upon us, you may want to consider taking a weekend trip up north to the Finger Lake Wine Trails. The Finger Lakes is the largest United States wine producing region, outside of California, and it will be a sure thing that you will have a good time.

Located in the heart of the larger Finger Lakes geographical region, the actual viticultural area is centered around four main lakes: Canandaigua, Keuka, Seneca, and Cayuga. Cheshire Canning got its inspiration from the natural beauty upstate and we recommend a visit.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Hester Street Fair and Susan G. Komen

Please come visit Cheshire Canning on the lower east side this weekend (May 8th) at the Hester Street Fair.

Please come support Bake for Hope. 100%of their proceeds will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation of Greater NYC.
HoneyHeat 'Sauce' will also donate 50% of its proceeds on Saturday to the Foundation. This donation is given on behalf of our mother as well as all mothers who have or have had breast cancer. Thank you for your support!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Sweet Heat

Cheshire Canning brought a bit more ‘heat’ to it’s HoneyHeat ‘Sauce’ at the Lyceum Food and Craft Market on Saturday, May 1st. We are happy to say that we received a great response and may even make hotter batches next time around, as it seems that Brooklyn has a taste for heat. Thanks to everyone who supported us again and we look forward to Taste of Williamsburg/Greenpoint and GFM this month.

Monday, April 26, 2010

HoneyHeat 'Sauce' Arrives in Greenpoint

Cheshire Canning was proud to launch our new product at North Brooklyn's premier aritisanal food fair, the Greenpoint Food Market.

Our overwhelming success means that New Yorkers crave 'sweet heat' down state as well. Swing by, say hi and taste a sample for yourself at the upcoming GFM on May 22nd, 12p-5p.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Our Product

Cheshire Cats

We are bringing a little of the “Cat” to the big city!

Cheshire, which is a Hamlet of Canandaigua in the Finger Lake region, was our inspiration for HoneyHeat ‘’Sauce’. Using local and fresh ingredients is #1! Tomatoes are hydroponically grown and our honey comes fresh from a local bee keeper.

We began this week preparing for our next food market in Brooklyn, New York on May 1st at the Lyceum Food and Craft Market .

Brooklyn Lyceum is located at:
227 4th Avenue in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11215
between Union and President Streets.
R train to Union Street - right atop the station!
15 minutes from Manhattan.