Category Archives: Fruit

Finally.. new labels and new jars.

Finally its happening new labels and new jars!

Check out the new packaging of liebe is jam.

Mother’s Day Gift!

Mothers Day is around the corner. How about giving her a lovely ceramic Farmer’s Market Basket with some jam of your choice!

Go to my Etsy store to put your order in right now.

A Picnic with Jammy!

Check out Jammy’s feature “A Picnic with Jammy!” on

Hope you enjoy it… and make sure to purchase some jam for your upcoming picnics.

Happy Jaming!!

Yogurt Parfait with Three Fruit Jam and Granola

Don’t we all love a light but still fulfilling meal? Yogurt Parfait with Three Fruit Jam and Granola is one of my favorite things to eat either for breakfast, lunch or even for desert. This low-fat treat is so delicious and very easy to make.
Prep time: 5 min.
Yield 4 servings
  • 2 cups of non fat plain greek yogurt
  • 2 cups of your favorite granola
  • 1 cup of fresh berries sliced
  • 1 cup of Three-Fruit Jam (warm up for about 2 min. in a small pot)
  • 4 tbs of honey
1. Find your favorite glasses and line them up. I usually like old jars or big white wine glasses.
2. Spoon 1 tbs of fruit into each glass
3. Start spooning 2tbs of yogurt into each glass
4. Warm up 1 cup of three-fruit jam, which you can find on my Etsy store here
5. Let it cool off for 1 min. then add on top of the yogurt
6. Top it off with about 2 tbs of granola
7. Add a bit of honey here and there

If you like you can repeat the process and mix and layer as you want.
Enjoy.. happy desserting!!

Jammy Giveaway – through

Yay! Spring is here and it’s time for picnics, outdoor brunch gatherings and of course tasty jams. In celebration of  my  friends, Lauren,  3 year anniversary of Fourth Floor Walk Up’s  she is hosting a Jammy giveaway for three delicious flavors of gourmet, handmade jam. Best of all, the lucky winner can pick which three flavors they prefer!  By the way, these jams would also make for a very special Mother’s Day gift.  Lauren asked me  which flavors are at the top of my list?  “The Strawberry Habanero with Basil for a sweet jam that has a unique, spicy kick and definitely the Strawberry Coconut with Dark Chocolate for a fruity, yet indulgent sweet!”

Lauren will choose a winner at random Monday, April, 30 at 9pm EST. GOOD LUCK!!


1. Visit the Jammy Etsy shop and figure out which flavors you like most.

2. On Fourth Floor Walk Up leave a comment (by clicking on the comment bubble at the top right corner of this post) letting us know which flavors sound most delicious (unless you’ve tasted them for yourself already – which ones ARE your favorite).


3. After following the steps above you can earn an additional entry if you “Like” Fourth Floor Walk Up or Jammy on Facebook.

4. After that step or if you already “Like” FFWU, mention this giveaway to your followers and post a link on Twitter to this giveaway and include the hashtag #ffwugiveaway

Important Details:

Jammy Giveaway starts: April 22, 2012 @ 9:01 am (EST)

Jammy Giveaway ends: April 30, 2012 @ 4:59 pm (EST)

P.S. Mother’s Day is May 13th!

*International entries are welcome and Jammy will pay the shipping, but the winner will be responsible for any international duties and taxes. Thanks!

All photos taken by: Nicole Rutsch – Jammy © 2012

Cheddar Biscuits with Strawberry Habanero and Basil Jam

Cheddar Biscuits with Strawberry Habanero and Basil Jam

It’s Sunday Funday in Williamsburg and for some reason the breakfast we had didn’t really fill us up. Since my fridge is filled Jammy, we decided to whip up some Cheddar Biscuits and pair it with the Strawberry Habanero and Basil Jam, which you can find on my Etsy store here.

The sweet and spicy jam is a nice blend with the savory, cheesy biscuits.

Best part of all, the biscuits are super easy to make.

See below the recipe for the Cheddar Biscuits


  • Cooking spray
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable shortening, at room temperature
  • 4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 6 ounces grated yellow cheddar cheese (about 1 1/4 cups)
  • 3/4 cup whole milk


Position a rack in the upper third of the oven and preheat to 425 degrees.

Lightly mist a large baking sheet with cooking spray.

Make the biscuits:

Pulse the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a food processor. Add the shortening and pulse until combined. Add the butter; pulse 4 or 5 times, or until the butter is in pea-size pieces. Add the cheese and pulse 2 or 3 times. Pour in the milk and pulse just until the mixture is moistened and forms a shaggy dough. Turn out onto a clean surface and gently knead until the dough comes together. Do not overwork the dough or the biscuits will be tough.

Drop the dough onto the baking sheet in scant 1/4-cup portions, 2 inches apart, and bake until golden, 15 to 20 minutes.

Enjoy… Happy jaming!!!


Vanilla Cake with Buttercream, Berries and Jam

How about this for some spring feeling?  The weather was so nice in New York yesterday it inspired me to make this delicious Vanilla Cake with Buttercream, Berries and Jam .. just right when dreaming about spring, summer and some fun in the sun!



Vanilla Cake with Buttercream, Berries, and Jam

Makes: 12 servings

Prep: 40 mins

Cool: 10 mins

Bake: 350°F for 22 mins to 25 mins


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • Butter Cream Frosting
  • 1 cup strawberry jam
  • 3 cups sliced fresh strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and/or blueberries, stemmed and halved
  • 1 cup whole fresh strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and/or blueberries


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease bottoms of two 8×1 1/2-inch round cake pans. Line bottoms with parchment paper or waxed paper; grease and lightly flour pans. Set pans aside.

2. In a large bowl stir together flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt. Add the water, oil, milk, and vanilla. Beat with a wire whisk until smooth.

3. In a medium bowl combine egg whites and cream of tartar. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until soft peaks form (tips curl). Gradually add sugar, beating on high speed until stiff peaks form (tips stand straight). Fold beaten egg whites into batter. Pour batter into prepared pans, spreading evenly.

4. Bake for 22 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near centers comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely on racks.

5. To assemble, use a long serrated knife to cut cake layers in half horizontally. Place one cake layer, cut side down, on a serving plate. Spread with a generous 3/4 cup of the Butter Cream Frosting and 1/4 cup of the jam. Top with 1 cup of the sliced berries. Repeat with two more cake layers.

6. For top layer, place final cake layer cut side down and spread with 3/4 cup Butter Frosting, 1/4 cup jam, and top with 1 cup whole berries.

Butter Cream Frosting

  • 1/2 cup margarine or butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
Beat margarine or butter and vanilla until fluffy. Gradually add powdered sugar alternately with milk beating well after each addition. Beat in additional milk, if necessary, to make of spreading consistency.
Happy desserting everyone!


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