There’s Nothing Better than Real Homemade Jam

By pure luck I found this incredible stall in Queens Parade, Clifton Hill. It was late in the evening and the last bus home was due, so I couldn’t hang around long.

Apparently, the Jam Lady from Healesville, sells her produce from a little homewares shop in the Parade and was out the front touting Xmas taste treats. I grabbed a jar, Spiced Syrian Figs and it’s just gorgeous.

I’ve never tasted a better fig jam and I’ve tucked away a lot over the years.

Luscious Lunch

  • I cut up a loaf of fresh bruschetta and brushed with olive oil, salt, pepper and a few drops of balsamic vinegar.
  • Then I spread a nice even layer of soft goat cheese over the bruschetta and, on top of that, a layer of the Spiced Syrian Figs paste.
  • A quick bake (10 minutes) at 350 degrees and there was a delightful lunch for the old man and myself. Absolutely heavenly!

I missed the Quince!

I wish I’d had more time to ferret through her jams, you can imagine how I felt when I got home and looked at the couple of photos that I’d taken.

See the Quince with Rosewater? I would kill for a good quince jam!

I don’t know the lady’s name, she’s just the Jam Lady, but that will do me. Her jam speaks for itself.

A quick google found her JamLady Jam website and all the places I can buy her goodies. You can bet I’ll be stocking up on jams!


  1. Lisa O'COnnor says

    Hi Gorgeous Granny,
    It’s Lisa the Jam Lady, from Healesville! Thank you for your enthusiastic praise!
    The little shop in Clifton Hill is called Key Ingredients. It is by far one of my most favourite customers. The owners Lisa and Anthony are so passionate about food and everything in that store is delicious! they also stock beautiful wares for the kitchen.