Monday, January 28, 2013

Green Tomato Marmalade

2013-01-27 marmalade, food, green, macro

For Lisa’s Macro Monday and Mary’s Mosaic Monday

Sometimes I’ve made green tomato marmalade myself from tomatoes grown on my balcony. Not in the last couple of years though… So I haven’t had any in a while; and was happy to find this (made in France) in my favourite tea shop in town. It’s supposed to be all natural ingredients. Like my own recipe, it also contains lemons. It’s somewhat sweeter than I remember mine. And greener. I wonder if that has anything to do with what kind of cauldron it is cooked in…???

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14 comments:

  1. the jar is beautiful, it would be good to just sit it out and use as a decoration. i have not heard of tomato jam, so is it sweet like strawberries jam?
    i notice at the end of your blog, just above the comment there is a print friendly button i have not noticed before, when i click it, is allows to print your post as is or in PDF? did you add that?

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  2. The tomato marmalade I bought is 61% sugar according to the label. Tomato and lemon does not make strawberry, though!
    As for the button, click it and you will learn more (it does not immediately start printing!)

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  3. That sounds interesting. Not sure if I can eat some of that as tomatoes causes severe indigestion for me.

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    1. In that case it seems an unnecessary risk to try it, Lee Ann! After all, there are plenty of others to choose from.

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  4. Oh, my Dad would LOVE this! Tomatos are, I think, his all-time favourite fruit (botanically speaking, they are berries, but of course you knew that), and he grows them on my parents' allotment. He loves the green variety, and I know he puts sugar on them and then fries them, sliced, in a pan.

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    1. Fried Green Tomatoes... I loved the film, but I've never tried frying any. And it would probably never have occurred to me to put sugar on something before putting it in the frying pan (?) Actually I'd probably have hesitated about tomato marmalade as well if I'd only heard about it but I think my mum made it before I did, so I knew it was good.

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  5. I don't think I have ever heard of this, is it very sour? Wow, tomatoes from France, I will wait to see if they are different tasting than elsewhere. Our little tea shop has closed!

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    1. With 61% sugar, it is certainly not sour! :) Sorry your tea-shop closed... "Mine" is somewhat of an institution in our town, it recently changed owners but has kept the old name and concept (tea, coffee, and some select marmalades and sweets, biscuits and bread).

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  6. Oh this looks good.... I think I would like this. Another new thing I just learned about was the clotted cream...yeah..I love new things.

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  7. I have to be honest, Monica, and say it sounds horrible. But I'd love to have a try to see if it's as nice as you say. I wonder if any of our jam specialists (they tend to be found in touristy places) have any. I shall keep a look out.

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  8. I'm not at all sure that I find this appealing either despite the fact that I love marmalade (but rarely eat any sweet preserves) and eat tomatoes every day.

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  9. Scriptor and GB, it tastes a lot better than one might think. I suspect probably half the taste comes from the lemons anyway. It definitely does not taste like ripe, red tomatoes.

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  10. I would love to give this a taste. I may actually try out a recipe. I am using a tomato relish that I bought at the store, and I'm enjoying it.

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