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Our First Day Selling at Venokado in Santa Monica!

Such an exciting day of Heidi’s Salsa Demos at Venokado at the Santa Monica Place, The Market! Congrats to Heidi’s Salsa for such a successful ...

1 Year After Starting a Business + 1 Year of Marriage = Making your Husband’s 1st Year Anniversary Gift

1 Year After Starting a Business + 1 Year of Marriage = Making your Husband’s 1st  Year Anniversary Gift

I’m not really the Martha type. But I am practical and occasionally creative. With a budget based around the fact that I’m starting up a new business, I knew I would have to (ok maybe want to – I do like a challenge) make my husband’s 1st year anniversary gift. The idea of a d.i.y. type ...

Is a Cup of Coffee on Your Bucket List?

Is a Cup of Coffee on Your Bucket List?

Honestly, it wasn’t on mine until I learned a little more about why Kopi Luwak coffee is so special. The coffee, from Indonesia and Luwak, is rare to come across and usually fairly expensive due to it’s very limited production and high demand. However, it’s the method of cultivation that ...

Fun on the Fourth!

Fireworks, Food and Fun this Fourth of July! Every year my family has a 4th of July party on their roof deck in Playa del Rey. And every year, I wake up around 6am to start smoking wood chips so the pork shoulders that were rubbed down 2 days before can start slowly melting into pulled pork. You ...

The Blushing (Blueberry) Bride

The Blushing (Blueberry) Bride

Nothing says ‘I love you’ like a jar of jam! This past weekend, Nikki’s Jam catered Heidi’s cousin’s bridal shower – an evening filled with love, laughter and lavender accents. Everything down to the ‘purpleitas’ were coordinating with the color ...

I Might Just Wake Up

At least that’s definitely what I kept thinking when I heard the restaurant Malibu & Vines had ordered my Fig Balsamic Jam to be used as an appetizer on their menu – served on a Pizzetta with melted Gorgonzola and Duck Prosciutto (which to me is like being nominated for an award along side ...

Give the Gift of Salsa & Jam!

Give the Gift of Salsa & Jam!

Friends, Your yule tide gift solution has arrived. After weeks of canning, site building, and shopping for the perfect gift set accompaniments, our online marketplace is here! This season, skip the mall and the overpriced, mass produced gift baskets. Luko Foods’ quirky savory + sweet gift tins ...

testing another NEW flavor – STRAWBERRY JALAPENO!

testing another NEW flavor – STRAWBERRY JALAPENO!

                                    Lots of trial-ing going on here at Luko Foods! We pulled together yet another focus group to test out 4 versions of Nikki’s ‘Strawberry Heat’ served with ...

Testing out a NEW Flavor – FIG BALSAMIC!

Nikki’s jammin’ on a new jam flavor for fall….. Fig Balsamic. Chef Matthew Zubrod from Malibu & Vine Restaurant suggested this combination to Nikki and she just HAD to try it. So, we gathered 15 of our trusted tasters and put together a fabulous fall spread of green apples ...

Blueberries getting a bath

Nikki’s Blueberry Lemon Lavender jam starts with the finest local berries. WE LOVE BLUEBERRIES. Why? … They bring an incredible sweet + tart flavoring to our jams AND they turn out a beautiful jam consistency as a result of their silky skins! ooh la la la.       Blueberries + Lemon ...