Don’t let those Fall tomatoes fall by the wayside. Make JAM!

Misc. / November 5, 2014

Things sit at my house.

Mail: I have a problem taking it from the counter top to the mailbox, even after I put the stamp on it. I have no idea why.

Shoes: I take them off and put them in the bathroom, not the closet, which is only 3 more feet away. I also have no idea why.

Things that need to be filed: Nah…Let’s not even go there.

Food: There they sat, 6, plump, fresh tomatoes. “Please! Don’t ignore us! We will simply moosh down into a green, hairy pile of stickiness if you don’t do SOMETHING!”

So, I did something. Aren’t you proud of me?

I’ve been wanting to make a tomato jam for the longest time. It just sounds so good. Given that tomatoes are indeed a fruit, and because one of my favorite all time spreads is red pepper jelly, I figured I could make something wonderful. Enter fresh grated ginger and sliced jalapenos, a bit of sugar, about 35 minutes, and a sterilized canning jar. Presenting a classy, complex, SWEET and beautiful finished product! GINGER JALAPENO TOMATO JAM!

If you really know what’s what, you’ll top them with a fine Brie and serve them to people you love. Even if you serve them to people you don’t love, you’ll still feel good about yourself. And yet, I still need an intervention.

Oh, well.


Tomato Ginger Jam

Makes 1 C wonderfully sweet and versatile Jam


5-6 Ripe, Roma tomatoes diced small
1 medium jalepeno, sliced into thin slices
2 T fresh grated ginger
¾ C white sugar


  • Put all ingredients into a saucepan and let sit in the sugar for 15 minutes. Lots of yummy juice will form! Then boil for 30 minutes on a slow, rolling boil. Remove, and put in hot, sterilized jars. (I simply put hot water in the jar, and microwaved it until it boiled, then poured out the water and wiped the rim and then put the jam inside and sealed without turning the lid too tightly.) Let sit on counter until cool. Will remain good in fridge for about a month.
  • Great on crackers with cheese, on ham, with cheddar muffins! So many options! GREAT as gifts.

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