Go get a pencil, or take a note on your smartphone, because I'm about to give you the best tip of the year. Ready? Mike Cirone of See Canyon is back at the Santa Monica Farmers Market with his organic, dry-farmed Blenheim apricots, ABOVE. Mike says it's a bumper crop this year, and he's selling them for $40 dollars per 20-pound boxcase. There's not a better deal in the market. He'll be in Santa Monica Wednesdays and Saturdays for the next three weeks or so.
If you make one batch of jam this year, let it be Blenheim apricot jam. There's nothing to compare.