Thursday, August 30, 2007

Tomato Jam

It seems like there's more cooking than crafting going on in my house at the moment. That could explain the extra 10 pounds around my hips...

Reading Penny's recent post about canning, especially canning tomatoes, set off memories of the tomato jam my mom used to cook and how wonderful it was on a warm, fresh-out-of-the-oven slice of bread.
When tomatoes just happened to be on sale at the grocery store, I saw this as a sign.

I lined up the canning jars,

pierced and soaked the tomatoes,

cooked them with a TON of sugar (they should be sliced, I forgot),

and, Voila!, tomato jam!

Now if I had a pantry full of shelves to line these up on (and a fresh loaf of bread)...

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14 comments:

Christy said...

That looks yummy. Is there a recipe that you can share?

anne bebbington said...

Oooh that sounds different - tomato jam. I suppose it's only like using sharp plums. My elder daughter had a real love of sharp apples and if ever she wants one and we've run out she will eat a tomato instead, she says it hits the spot just as well!

Katie Jean said...

hmm I've never heard of tomato jam. sounds interesting.

Felicia said...

Oh yum! They look delicious.

Megan said...

Well, my goodness, something about tomatoes that I never knew. And I thought I knew everything...;-)

It looks delicious!

shannon said...

This looks great! My Mom used to can stewed tomatoes, I love that smell of cooking tomatoes in the house.

Amy said...

Yum! I have never canned but it is one more thing on the "to do list"...at least before I die :)

Laurie & Chris said...

I have never heard of tomato jam. It sure looks good :)

LeeAnn said...

I don't think I have ever heard of tomato jam, but I love tomatoes so it has to be good! (With help) 20 quarts of applesauce were canned this week.

amandajean said...

my grandma used to make tomato jam. I had forgotten all about it.

Full of Heart said...

I've never heard of tomato jam either! But it looks and sounds very interesting. I also want to ask if there's a recipe you can share? My tomatoes in the garden are really exploding and I'd love to save them for the rest of the year!

Mama Urchin said...

Hmm, tomato jam? Is it sweet?

Levin (and Emily) said...

I love your jars. I love the idea of tomato jam too - I might just have to make some this summer.
thanks!
l

Lori said...

What? No recipe. Aw man, I am bummed.

I love the name of your blog- so cute. Ok now I am going to page through your blog as if I just found a new magazine!