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    Carol S Guest

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    My 91 yr.old father keeps mentioning his grandmother made it when he was
    a kid and how much he liked it....anyone have a tried and true recipe
    for it?......thanks...Carol


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    I am hearing about them for the first time. Will search for them and would share with you if I find something about them.

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    zxcvbob Guest

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    Carol S wrote:
    > My 91 yr.old father keeps mentioning his grandmother made it when he was
    > a kid and how much he liked it....anyone have a tried and true recipe
    > for it?......thanks...Carol
    >


    I've made it before (last time was 10 years ago) My late grandmother
    loved the stuff. Tomatoes, orange rind, lemons, sugar, spices (lots of
    cinnamon), and a very small amount of vinegar.

    I have the recipe here on my computer but it doesn't look right --the
    yield looks way off. I'll need to check my recipe books at home before
    I post it. I've never heard of using yellow tomatoes, OTOH I don't know
    why they wouldn't work.

    Bob

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    zxcvbob Guest

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    Carol S wrote:
    > My 91 yr.old father keeps mentioning his grandmother made it when he was
    > a kid and how much he liked it....anyone have a tried and true recipe
    > for it?......thanks...Carol
    >



    Here's two recipes. I really think the first one (Ball Blue Book) is
    the one I used last time. The second (Kerr) is more likely what his
    grandmother made, although she may have put a small cinnamon stick in
    each jar. I also wonder if maybe it was green (unripe at end of season)
    tomatoes rather than yellow? Both recipes should work with them too.

    I also have some other recipes here with stuff like raisins added. Just
    let me know if you want them.


    Tomato Preserves (Ball Blue Book, 2003, page 41)

    1 1/2 quarts small yellow, green, or red tomatoes (about 2 pounds)
    1 Tbsp mixed pickling spices
    1 (1/2 inch) piece fresh ginger
    4 cups sugar
    1 cups thinly sliced and seeded lemon (about 2 medium)
    3/4 cup water

    Wash and peel tomatoes, drain. Ties spices and ginger in s space bag.
    Combine spice bag, sugar, lemon, and water in a large saucepot. Simmer
    15 minutes. Add tomatoes and cook gently until they become transparent,
    stirring frequently to prevent sticking. Remove from heat, cover, and
    let stand 12 to 18 hours in a cool place. Remove tomatoes and lemons
    from syrup, and boil syrup 3 minutes or longer to thicken. Return
    tomatoes and lemons to syrup and boil 1 minute. Remove from heat and
    skim foam if necessary. Ladle hot preserves into hot jars, leaving 1/4
    inch headspace. Adjust 2-piece caps and process 20 minutes in a
    boiling-water bath. Makes about 6 half-pints.

    * * *

    Tomato Preserves (Kerr Home Canning Book, 1971, page 29)

    5 pounds ripe tomatoes (11 cups, quartered)
    8 cups sugar
    2 lemons, sliced thin

    Scald, peel, and quarter tomatoes. Add sugar and let stand overnight.
    Drain off juice and boil it rapidly until it spins a thread. Add
    tomatoes and lemons and boil until thick and clear. Pour into
    sterilized KERR jars and process as above. [Doesn't give the yield]

    * * *

    Hope this helps,
    Bob

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    Carol S Guest

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    Bob....thank you so very much!....I've written both of them down....will
    try one of them for sure!.....thanks again!....Carol


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    zxcvbob Guest

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    Carol S wrote:
    > Bob....thank you so very much!....I've written both of them down....will
    > try one of them for sure!.....thanks again!....Carol
    >



    You're welcome. Do you have a source of yellow tomatoes? Ask your dad
    whether they were spicy or just lemony. He may not remember...

    I would probably go with the older Kerr recipe, but *maybe* add some
    ginger and/or cinnamon. Good luck!

    Bob

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    Kathi Guest

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    On Thursday, August 30, 2012 3:10:02 AM UTC-4, Carol S wrote:
    > My 91 yr.old father keeps mentioning his grandmother made it when he was
    >
    > a kid and how much he liked it....anyone have a tried and true recipe
    >
    > for it?......thanks...Carol


    ok, saw Bob's recipes and I'm wondering - how would you eat/use this stuff? Cuz it's looking like there may be a whole bunch of green tomatoes left at the end of this gardening season and I'll be looking for ideas for what to do with them.....

    Kathi

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    zxcvbob Guest

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    On 9/3/2012 1:32 PM, Kathi wrote:
    > On Thursday, August 30, 2012 3:10:02 AM UTC-4, Carol S wrote:
    >> My 91 yr.old father keeps mentioning his grandmother made it when he was
    >>
    >> a kid and how much he liked it....anyone have a tried and true recipe
    >>
    >> for it?......thanks...Carol

    >
    > ok, saw Bob's recipes and I'm wondering - how would you eat/use this stuff? Cuz it's looking like there may be a whole bunch of green tomatoes left at the end of this gardening season and I'll be looking for ideas for what to do with them.....
    >
    > Kathi



    The stuff I made 10 years ago -- red tomatoes, and had ginger and some
    cinnamon in it -- was really good on hot biscuits with a piece of ham
    (or fried Spam if you're into that)

    Mmmmm...

    Was not all that good on toast.

    Bob

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    Carol S Guest

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    Kathi...my Dad ate it on toast and biscuits............I have tasted a
    green tomato relish that was pretty good but never made it
    myself.....too bad green tomatoes don't freeze well or you could have
    fried ones in January!....Carol


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