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Part of our Heirloom Recipes Series, featuring foodies, artisans & fabulous folks willing to share their stories, recipes and photos in an effort to help preserve and share these family recipes for generations to come.
Amy Deaver is the owner & jam maker at Lemon Bird Handmade Jams. I found her delightfully packaged and beautifully designed jams online and instantly fell in love. I adore their simple design, beautiful photography and their dedication to using seasonal and local fruits. Here is what Amy had to say:
What recipe are you sharing with us?
I found this recipe in my Grandmother’s file, and I also scanned in the front of the recipe book.
What makes this recipe meaningful to you?
I was really surprised when I found this card in my Grandma’s collection of recipes. The recipe is for a barbecued brisket and this has been our family meal on Christmas Day for as long as I can remember. My Dad gets up early and gets the brisket ready to roast in the oven all day long. While it cooks, we spend the entire day together as a family opening gifts and enjoying our time together. In the late afternoon, we all sit down at the formal dining table for a meal of the brisket and cheese grits. This is the one day out of the year when we eat this meal and everyone in the family loves it. It’s a really special day and time for all of us to be together since we all live far apart. On Christmas day we all cook together, eat together, and celebrate together.
What photos are you sharing with us?
To save my family (and self) the shots of us in our PJ’s all day on Christmas Day – I’ll instead include a photo of the Great Snow Storm of 2008. We live in the mountains of Southern California and last year we received about 3 feet of snow in one week. We were actually snowed away from home for a few days. Here’s a photo of some of our beautiful snow coming down.
Special thanks to Amy. We hope you’ll check out their delightful line of handmade jams at lemonbirddesign.com!
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We couldn’t be more excited to be in the Atlanta area, and I knew the moment I walked in the door that new store Ivy & Twine was the ideal shop for us to plant our roots. With a wonderful array of antique pieces, fresh potted herbs, unique jewelry pieces and simply fabulous entertaining pieces (my very favorite being burlap pillows and table runners), Terri and Trisha have simply been a joy to work with. You can surely see their passion and creativity shine through in each of their pieces.
The shop is located near the charming Marietta Town Square area, which boasts several restaurants, an old theatre, wonderful museums & antique stores and the Gone with the Wind musuem among many other wonderful treasures that makes for a worthwhile visit. And Ivy & Twine is also located just next door to a wonderful bakery owned by Paula Deen’s cousin!
I do hope you’ll stop in for a visit!
Ivy & Twine
800 Whitlock Avenue, Ste. 100, Marietta, GA 30064