Tag Archives: Canning

Tomato Tuesday: Oven-Dried Tomatoes (Tomates confites)

We are in the middle of tomato season and you’re probably starting to wonder just how many fresh tomatoes a person can eat.  Today’s Tomato Tuesday is Oven-Dried Tomatoes, an easy way to preserve some of today’s tomato harvest for the lean tomato-less months ahead.  This recipe is from The Complete Robuchon — recently named by the Guardian as one of The 50 best cookbooks of all time.

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Tomato Tuesday: Real Tomato Ketchup Recipe

Real tomato ketchup, Eddie? Oh, nothing but the best for this Tomato Tuesday.  When I was a child, my mother made and canned homemade ketchup.  I hated it.  It wasn’t the taste, it was the look.  I wanted smooth, shiny and bright red — in other words, I wanted store-bought.   Thankfully my tastes have matured and I have developed an appreciation for things that don’t come in plastic squeeze bottles.   Continue reading

Strawberry Freezer Jam

In the spring, a young woman’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of … fruit.  Fresh, sweet fruit that seems to be overwhelming the farmer’s markets.  And, since lately I’ve been eating more peanut butter and jelly sandwiches than any respectable foodie would ever admit too ( I blame too many hours at the office) my thoughts also turned to jam, more specifically, strawberry freezer jam. Continue reading