DoryDozensDelights

Small batch handmade jam & marmalade from Colorado.

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Announcement    Welcome to Dory Dozens Delights, our family business of homemade jam and marmalade, artisanal sauces, and items to feed your Animal Crossing obsession. We run a simple "cottage" kitchen here in Dory Lakes, mid-Gilpin County Colorado at 9100 feet elevation, where the air and water are clean and refreshing (and often very cold). We use only pure ingredients including locally grown fruits and vegetables when we can. We hope that you or your gift recipients enjoy the fruits of our happily-performed labor. We carefully pack and ship via USPS, doing our best to send your order the same day we get it (or on Monday if your order comes in over the weekend), and we appreciate your patience with USPS delays which are completely outside our control. You will get a tracking number so you can follow your order's progress. Thank you for shopping with us!

Announcement

Last updated on May 1, 2021

Welcome to Dory Dozens Delights, our family business of homemade jam and marmalade, artisanal sauces, and items to feed your Animal Crossing obsession. We run a simple "cottage" kitchen here in Dory Lakes, mid-Gilpin County Colorado at 9100 feet elevation, where the air and water are clean and refreshing (and often very cold). We use only pure ingredients including locally grown fruits and vegetables when we can. We hope that you or your gift recipients enjoy the fruits of our happily-performed labor. We carefully pack and ship via USPS, doing our best to send your order the same day we get it (or on Monday if your order comes in over the weekend), and we appreciate your patience with USPS delays which are completely outside our control. You will get a tracking number so you can follow your order's progress. Thank you for shopping with us!

Items

 

All Items

Quince Jam

$7.00

Apple Butter

$7.00

Pomegranate Jelly

$7.00

Ginger Pear Jam

$7.00

Lime Marmalade

$7.00

Orange Marmalade

$7.00

Scarlet Grape Jam

$9.00

Julia Ziobro

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Julia Ziobro

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About DoryDozensDelights

Sales 1,154
On Etsy since 2020

From hobby to cottage kitchen

I've been cooking for 40 years, for my family and friends and now for you. As a teen, I did some canning with my grandmother, but I really got started in 2002.

I was living in Washington State and we had an absolutely amazing year for blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries. We picked buckets and buckets of them and ate them like bears, but wanted to be able to eat some later. I bought a boiling-water canner, the Ball Blue Book, and some jars, and 100 lbs of sugar later, I had the most amazing pantry full of jams, jellies, and salsas. I was hooked!!

In 2003, I bought a pressure canner so that I could put up non-acidic vegetables. That year, I discovered a secret wild boysenberry patch and picked over 150 lbs of them, making big batches of jam, some of which was opened in 2020 - it still tastes fantastic!

In 2019, my son and I and our two cats moved to rural Gilpin County, Colorado, to live with my fiance. COVID-19 forced my daughter home from Smith College in March and we began cooking up plans to build a chicken coop to raise chickens, and to start a cottage kitchen. We got chicks at the beginning of May, built the Dory Dozens chicken coop in June, and started making jams and marmalades for the business right around then as well. Joanne left Colorado in mid-July and I started the Etsy store. It's already surpassed my hopes and I look forward to many years cooking favorite recipes for folks who recognize simple, natural food and its value.

Shop members

  • Julia Ziobro

    Owner, Maker, Shipper

    I've been canning fruits and vegetables, mostly making jams and marmalades, for over 30 years. I hope you enjoy my work!

  • Evan Conroy

    Owner, Shipper

    Evan is our problem solver, dishwasher, and order packer. He's often the one that takes the orders to the post office. He helps keep it all going and puts up with me cooking until 2 am!

  • Joanne Moseley

    Creator, Assistant

    Joanne helped get me started on the canning path again when we stared down 60 pounds of carrots and 100 pounds of oranges together. When she is not at Smith College, she is a great jam and marmalade cook.

  • Felix Sheppard

    Assistant

    Felix sometimes helps me cook marmalade but more often packs orders after he's done with school.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Nov 4, 2020
Frequently asked questions
How long will your products last?

The short answer is 18 months on your shelf and a few weeks in your fridge (after opening). The longer answer is - it depends. Many people believe that marmalade is better after it ages for a year. Canned food is good for a very long time and 18 months is the guarantee on the lid seal. I recently opened 17 year old blackberry jam that was still amazing! Check that the seal is intact, and after opening, check for mold and odd odors. If it seems fine, it IS fine, no matter how old it is!

Custom and personalized orders

I am happy to make custom and personalized orders. Most things are possible - contact me with your ideas and I'll give you a quote. For most jams and marmalades, the minimum will be 10 half-pints or 6 pints. Note that several people in my family have nut allergies so we have a nut-free kitchen.

Are your products gluten-free/allergen-free/vegan/vegetarian/kosher?

All of our products are gluten-free. I am a celiac and we have very little gluten in the house.
I don't know what you're allergic to so please read my ingredients lists. I don't hide anything! If you contact me, I will check for you on a specific product.
I use butter in a few recipes so those are obviously not vegan or vegetarian, but all other recipes are.
I do not keep a kosher kitchen but jams and marmalades are carefully separated from other food preparation in my kitchen, with utensils, pots, and surfaces cleaned carefully between each batch.

Your products mostly indicate gluten-free and vegetarian, but not vegan. Why?

Most cane sugar that you buy, including the sugar I usually get, is not produced using a fully vegan process. If you would like me to make a small batch of marmalade or jam just for you using vegan sugar, please contact me. Vegan sugar is much more expensive than regular cane sugar.

Care instructions

Jars of jam and marmalade can be stored in a cool, dry place indefinitely, at least 18 months and I have some that is fine after 18 years! You don't need to leave the metal band on; I send jars with the rims on to help protect the seal of the lid. Use a bottle opener to pull the metal lid off, and after you've eaten your fill, store the covered jar in your refrigerator for up to a month.

I got my order and one of the jars was broken. Now what?

First of all, I'm really really sorry. Broken jars of marmalade or jam can be messy, which is why we pack them so carefully, but we can't control when USPS folks might go postal on our boxes, or might just drop something.
1. If the box is obviously damaged, don't even open it yet. If you do decide to open it, please take photos.
2. Take the entire box and contents to the post office. If you didn't open it, open it in front of them.
3. File a claim for the loss with the USPS. All of our boxes are shipped with insurance.
4. Let me know! I will make it right if I can, I'll send you a new jar, offer you credit on a future order, or we'll work something out. I really want you to be happy with your purchase from Dory Dozens Delights!

Why are you selling canning supplies?

Canning supplies have been extremely hard to find throughout most of 2020. I am constantly sourcing them, and whenever I find products that I don't use in my business, I buy them to share with you here. I use only NEW regular-mouth jars to produce my products, and when I find boxes of bands and lids or boxes of lids, I snatch them up for you! I shop so you can can. :-)

What canning safety steps do you take?

I follow all USDA and FDA canning guidelines, have taken Colorado Cottage Kitchen training, and have food handler cards from Washington and Colorado. I take additional measures too:
- all equipment is carefully cleaned after every batch
- all produce is inspected and washed. Anything inferior is fed to the chickens and ducks, the rabbit, or the compost pile!
- I use only brand-new US made glass jars, plastisol TightSeal lids, and boiling-water or pressure-canning processes, as appropriate.
- each batch is checked with a pH and TDS (total dissolved solids) meter at least twice during the timed cooking process. ALL products are canned at a pH lower than 4.6 including salsas.
- all ingredients are listed on my labels.
I care about food safety!