Frank Erwin Center
"...Start a small, locally sourced, handcrafted preserves business in September and win a national award by January? However unlikely, it's all in a day's work for Austin's talented Stephanie McClenny of Confituras...."
"...Stephanie McClenny is looking to take her business to the next level and help make Austin’s burgeoning artisan food community even stronger at the same time. On September 23, the Confituras jam virtuoso will be launching a Kickstarter campaign to build a community kitchen and retail storefront..."
"...Preserve genius Stephanie McClenny has signed the lease to her first Confituras retail shop featuring jams and biscuits. The space will also serve as a community kitchen and entrepreneurial incubator..."
"...Even though I am a big fan of Confituras' small-batch jams and jellies, I passed up their finishing salts for nearly a year before I finally tried them. I simply figured that I already had fancy salt in my kitchen, and I didn't need any more..."
"...Stiles Switch expands, Confituras celebrates, and more in your morning food news...."
"...Now lets talk about Confituras' Finishing Salts. More than a year ago I figured out that economy was better served by buying half-pints of Confituras' artisan, locally sourced jams and jellies, than by putting up my own and never being able to eat it all..."
"...The sweet supermarket Bartlett pears are great for eating out of hand, but try to cook with them and you end up with a soppy mess, they are just too juicy. Our local Texas hard pears are just so much better for baking; I can’t wait to make some pear butter. [image-5] Or – maybe Stephanie McClenny will have some pear butter at Confituras in the coming weeks? As a canner myself, I kind of hate to admit it, but it is slowly dawning on me that it is better economy to buy a jar of preserves from Stephanie, than buy a flat of fruit, can it, and then fail to eat it fast enough..."
"...Confituras jams and preserves Find the online menu for these award-winning delights at www.confituras.net; purchase at Con' Olio Oils & Vinegars, Breed & Co., Whip In, Monument Market, Antonelli's Cheese Shop, or the Downtown, Triangle, or Barton Creek farmers' markets...."
"...Preserves from Confituras Stuff your loved ones' stockings and mouths with salted caramel pear butter and cranberry tangerine sauce from master canner and cosmic cowgirl Stephanie McClenny. In business only a few months, Confituras is already a finalist in the national Good Food Awards..."
"...Vintage jam boxes from Confituras While you're strolling the Downtown or Sunset Valley farmers' markets on Saturday morning, be sure to stop by the Confituras booth to check out their one-of-a-kind vintage jam boxes filled with vintage cups and saucers, napkins, and silver jam spoons. Complete the box with Mom's favorite flavors of jam and you're good to go...."
"...Stephanie McClenny: McClenny formed her small company, Confituras, in 2010. It did not take long for Austin's food community to recognize her commitment to good jam..."
"...› Confituras Citrus and Herb Jelly Class Stephanie McClenny teaches this beginners' class. Register online..."
"...I have been watching the Confituras table to see when Stephanie was going to make something with our native pears, and it is finally here: Pear Jam with Sage and Honey. Confituras is the gold standard of jams and jellies, and this one is amazing...."
"...Seventh) has recently added evening service hours from 6-9pm on Friday and Saturday nights, with craft beer, wine, and small plates. They are also now offering brunch service on Sundays from 11am-3pm, with a menu that includes picnic fried chicken, corned beef hash, breads and pastries from Baked in Austin complemented by jams and jellies from Confituras, and coffees from Cuvée..."
"...Back from being a judge at the Good Food Awards, Stephanie McClenny of Confituras is back at the Markets. This weekend she has prepared Orange and Chile Arbol Marmalade, Rio Star Grapefruit and Vanilla Bean Jam, Fig and Walnut Conserve, and Persian Lime Curd..."
"...The famous Stephanie of Confituras was manning her own booth last week at Sunset Valley (you never know which market she will be at! Right now Confituras is selling at the SFC markets, Downtown and Sunset Valley) and here is what she will be bringing to market tomorrow: Ginger Pear Preserves, Apple Hatch Chile Chutney, Texas Fig Preserves, and Bourbon Brown Sugar Peach Preserves.[image-3]..."
"...Packaged in shiny-red lips-shaped boxes, this gluten-free version of the classic confection (the little hearts with the corny sayings) is also available at Whole Foods Market's Candy Island ($7.99). Confituras Gift Box..."
"...Stephanie McClenny left a career in nursing to start a jam company, Confituras, centered on local Texas produce. Starting from scratch has meant that she gets to call the shots, enabling her to mentor and support other women along the way..."
"...Blooms aren't only showing up on composed plates, however. Local artisan jelly maker Confituras cooks up an aromatic strawberry rose petal jam using Springdale Farm roses..."
"...Edible Austin has announced their list of Local Hero Awards for 2015, as voted by the readers of the magazine. Winners include: Restaurant/Chef – Dai Due chef-owner Jesse Griffiths; Food Shop – Antonelli's Cheese Shop; Farm/Farmer – Springdale Farm, Glenn and Paula Foore; Food Artisan – Confituras; Beverage Artisan – Tipsy Texan; and Nonprofit – Sustainable Food Center..."