Monday, October 15, 2012

Green Tomato Marmalade!

I've been canning and preserving for about 25 years.  I love home made -- yours or mine!  If I didn't have to work, I've often thought that I could easily and very happily can & bottle & create and sell at the Farmer's Market.  It's like giving a little bit of your love away!   But with my smaller family, I certainly don't can like I used to.  (There's a lot of things I don't do like I used to; but don't get me started on that list!)  Now-a-days when I make pickles or jams, they usually last me 2 years and that includes giving half as gifts. 

I love trying new recipes and giving them to my unsuspecting guinea pig friends and relatives in their Xmas package.  How else would most people have the nerve to try things like Cucumber Jelly or Bacon Jam.  Or ................

Green Tomato Marmalade!
Diced green tomatoes, a little water, a lotta sugar, grated orange &  lemon rind and finely chopped candied ginger --
Slowly simmered for 2 hours over very low heat --
Makes for some wonderful aromas!

And what makes it even nicer is that the green tomatoes were a gift from one of the small farmers at my local Bridgewater Farmer's Market.  We swapped my canning knowledge for their sweat 'n' tears produce.

I got the tastiest end of that bargain!  It's absolutely delicious!

  • Have you been eating any tasty, different/interesting food lately?
  • How many of you out there have tried chocolate-covered bacon?  (And if you have, I'm jealous.)

PS - If you'd like the recipe for the Green Tomato Marmalade, email me and I'll send it to you.


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

My canning days are long done and over. But your marmalade looks wonderful. I always thought I'd do more when I retired, but the truth is it takes me longer to do what I do so I don't think I'm any further ahead. The most unusual thing I've had was a wonderful creme filled donut not long ago that was topped with bacon bits. It was good but not something I'd want everyday.
Hope you have a wonderful Monday!

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

I canned years ago when we had a large garden and a large family. Now, like you, it's is one of the many things I no longer do. To tell you the truth, I seldom used everything I canned as, in most things, I overdid it.

I had chocolate covered bacon a few years ago. The thought grossed me out, but it was not bad.

Pondside said...

I can't even imagine chocolate-covered bacon! I'd like the recipe for the marmelade though -
I have a new recipe for piccalilli and would be happy to trade!

Pamela Gordon said...

Now that's a new recipe idea. I bet it tastes good. On toast. With tea. :)

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

Oh glory girl...the marmalade sounds amazin' and I've got green tomatoes comin' out my ears!!!


God bless and have yourself an extraordinary week friend!

Diana said...

That sounds really good! Love green and red tomatoes! In any form.
I haven't tried chocolate covered bacon yet either but I'd like to!
Love Di ♥

Sweet Tea said...

You had me at the mention of "marmalade". I bet that is yummy! Your jars look so pretty and I bet the receipients will be happy to find a jar tucked into their Christmas gift!

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

I am still learning..this looks great! Now to grow tomatoes next year!