About Rachel Saunders

Rachel Saunders knows how to live a sweet life. After majoring in French and studying in Paris, she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area where she founded the Blue Chair Fruit Company. She spends her days concocting tantalizing preserves using local, seasonal fruit and teaching jam-making classes from her home kitchen. The Blue Chair Jam Cookbook is her first book. @bluechairfruit

A punch bowl and several glasses filled with strawberry sangria, whole strawberries, and orange wheels.

Strawberry Sangria

Anyone else ready for another weekend? If so, we’ve got an especially seasonal riff on the sultry Spanish sipper that’ll get everyone in the mood…for what, you tell us.

A spoon with raspberry jam dripping off of it.

Homemade Raspberry Jam

You can’t prolong summer. But you can prolong raspberry season with some lipstick-red berries, a little sugar, and this easy and unerringly helpful recipe.

A small boy holding a partially eaten peanut butter and concord grape jam sandwich.

Concord Grape Jam

Words escape us as to just how incomparable this made-from-scratch grape jam is compared to store-bought. That smile certainly says it all.