kcccOh boy I have fallen in love with the fine folks at the Kansas City Canning Co. – purveyors of fine preserved products like jams, marmalades, pickles, relishes and shrubs. Did I mention the shrubs?

About the Kansas City Canning Co.: “Developed from a mutual love of canning and preserving, we created Kansas City Canning Co. to forge a modern approach to the craft of food preservation. Specializing in pickles, preserves and cocktail goods- we’re looking to elevate and stretch the conceptualization of ‘canned’ products- utilizing as much locally sourced produce and product as possible.”

Try the Smoked Spiced Pear Shrub – quite possible the most perfect ingredient for your signature cocktail for autumn.

About the Smoked Spiced Pear Shrub from the Kansas City Canning Co.: “This started as a butter, had a layover as a syrup- and we can safely say that the best place for it to be is as a shrub! We’ve added more vinegar to lend acid to sweet pears and rich spices- smoked by our friends at Wood + Salt to add richness & depth. This is a keeper. Ingredients: Red Anjou pears, red wine vinegar, tarragon vinegar, sugar, red peppercorns, white peppercorns, black peppercorns, juniper berries, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom.”

Learn more about the Kansas City Canning Co. and visit their online shop here.