Sunday, October 18, 2009
I happened to mention to my dear friend Spruce Bruce that I was currently in the fevered throes of canning and he said "I have a few green tomatoes for you".
He showed up with tub of tiny gourd shaped green tomatoes and assorted other sized green tomatoes.
It was a lot. And I was sort of at a loss. So I made little green tomato pickles (4 half-pints). And a couple of jars of green tomato marmalade (4 half-pints). And I still have a bunch of tomatoes left.
They actually look pretty good to me right now, but I am going to let them sit for a bit and, well, pickle.
After making the pickle I made some green tomato marmalade. When I told La Maman that I had a sh*t ton of green tomatoes to do something with, she told me that La Meme used to make green tomato jam with lemon. And that sounded like marmalade to me.
I basically cooked down sliced tomatoes with thinly sliced lemon pulp and peel until thick, jarred and sealed it, then processed them for 10 minutes in a boiling water bath.
8 jars of cooked green tomatoes later, and I was done.
I still have one tray left of green tomatoes, so maybe I will do something with them tomorrow.