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A tangy, smokey vegetable-forward side.

That's right, they're not just for toast anymore! Jam, marmalade and other fruit and vegetable preserves are a welcome addition in this new collection of recipes from James Beard-nominated Rachel Saunders, author of Blue Chair Jam Cookbook. How many meals can you incorporate jam into? Let's find out, starting with bacon-studded Brussels sprouts. 

This extraordinary juxtaposition of flavors and textures is an irresistible crowd-pleaser. Browned Brussels sprouts, just starting to fall apart, plus chewy candied kumquats and smoked salt, all set against a rich background of bacon: Need I say more? 

Reprinted with permission from Blue Chair Cooks With Jam & Marmalade