At the start of summer, we planted two cherry tomato plants.
Wow… have they produced!!
We have feasted for weeks on gorgeous tasting bursts of summer.
The kids have picked them daily, popping tomatoes into their mouths while they are still warm from the sun.
We have eaten caprese salads, tomato mayo sandwiches, tomato and basil spaghetti, tomato ragu.
And, still, our little tomato plants keep giving us more.
Today, we made tomato jam and, boy, is it yummy!!
Best of all, it is SO easy to make.
* 3 lbs tomatoes
* 1 tsp grated ginger
* 2/3 cup sugar
* 1 tsp lemon juice
* 1/4 tsp salt
Dice the tomatoes roughly. I quartered the cherry tomatoes.
Add tomatoes, sugar, ginger, lemon juice and salt to a saucepan.
Bring to the boil.
Reduce heat and simmer until your jam thickens.
That’s it!! How easy is that?!!
We eat our jam on fresh bread and butter – half of it is gone already!!
It’s not too sweet.
The tiny amount of ginger compliments the tomato taste so well.
We all agree… this jam is THE BEST.
Thank you, Mother Earth for the daily gifts you give us.
Blessings and magic,