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Tomato-Vanilla Bean Marmalade from Tomatomania!

In Tomatomania! authors Scott Daigre and Jenn Garbee offer this unexpected mixture of tomato and vanilla. Summer, with its generous combination of sunlight and an occasional thunderstorm, brings forth a tomato bounty that can almost overwhelm us. There is only so much salad we can consume. But, but, this marmalade, sweet but never losing the…

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Fruit Mostarda for the Year Round from Put’em UP! Fruit

Author Sherri Brooks Vinton, of Put’em UP! Fruit and Put’em UP! fame, notes that mostardas have long histories. They were created in medieval Italy when sugar and mustard where used to preserve fruit. Sugar and mustard were then affordable only by the upper classes, so mostardas have always been associated with that upper crust of…

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Cardamom-Infused Apricot and Almond Chili Jam from Red Hot Chili Sauce Book by Dan May

For each of her corporate events — where teams come into our kitchen to cook together — Suzen loves for her guests to begin enjoying food from their first steps. So, as soon as the coats are off, guests are welcomed with appetizers. We serve a very, very wide range of appetizer dishes but one…

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Tomato Chile Jam from Preserving by the Pint

It’s the perfect confluence of words: tomato, chile, and jam. This is a universal food. Almost. I would not be putting this jam on my breakfast toast, actually. It has more sizzle than I want to start my day with. But, on a toasted slice of bread with goat cheese, this jam is an ideal…

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