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Sweet Ginger Love Tomato Jam

Did you know that that there is  a tomato called ‘Pomme d’Amour’ ? Literally it translates to  “love apple” Pomme d’Amour (French for “love apple”) is similar to these small-fruit tomatoes that were mostly grown for ornament; however, the mild, pinkish-red tomatoes are ideal for garden snacking, salads, and drying. Because they re so hard to find, we used Roma tomatoes for this love jam. Fragrant and delicious, this sweet jam is a favorite at tea time or for a romantic  breakfast in bed.



Ingredients (for 2-1/2 twelve ounce jars)

1-1/2 pounds Roma tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped
1 teaspoon powdered ginger
3-1/2 cups sugar

Measure into a large non reactive pot, discarding seeds and juice left on cutting board. Add sugar.

Stir in the ginger. Place pot on stove on high heat, stirring with a wooden spoon until the sugar is dissolved. Maintain a full boil until thick and clear . This takes about 20 minutes. Stir often to avoid burning during the last few minutes.

Remove from the heat, allow to stand a moment or two for scum to side and set, so it may be easily removed. Place in hot sterilized jars, cool slightly and seal with paraffin. Yields approximately 2-1/2 twelve ounce jars.

Roma Tomatoes With Mozzarella And Olive Tapenade


A great low carb appetizer or starter. Delicious and  rich in nutrients, these bites add variety to bread laden buffets. Prepared ahead to enjoy more of you party time. Can also be enjoyed slightly broiled or grilled . Try them on crusty bread for a bruschetta type quick treat!

Ingredients for the tapenade:

1 cup ripe black and green pitted olives minced
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves of fresh roasted (or sautéed) garlic
1 small pimento chopped
salt & pepper to taste

Other ingredients:

4 or 5 Roma tomatoes 1/4 inch thick
1/2 pound fresh mozzarella sliced

Mix the tapenade ingredients in a bowl, salt & pepper to taste.

Place slices of mozzarella on the tomatoes, top with a teaspoon of the tapenade. Drizzle with more olive oil if desired.