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Top Ten Foodie Gift Ideas for 2015

Amy von Eiff, owner of A Cut Above Catering stops by to give us her picks for the best gifts for the foodie in your family this year!

The delicious tomato jam recipe is also right here!

2 1/4 lbs. of Ripe Tomatoes (5 Large)

1 cup of Brown Sugar

¼ cup of butter

¼ cup of honey

Salt & pepper to taste

Juice of 1 lemon

  1. Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Using a paring knife, cut out the stem end of each tomato, then slice a shallow X in the bottom.
  2. Plunge the tomatoes into the boiling water until their skins loosen, about 30 seconds. Remove them with a slotted spoon and let cool. When cool enough to handle, slip off their skins. Discard the water, but save the saucepan for cooking the jam.
  3. Halve the tomatoes at their equator and gently squeeze out the seeds and juice. Cut the tomatoes into 1/2-inch (1.5-cm) pieces.
  4. Return the tomatoes to the saucepan and stir in the brown sugar, honey, pepper, and salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently to ensure that the mixture is cooking evenly, until most of the liquid has cooked off. If foam occasionally rises to the top, skim it off with a large spoon. Remove from the heat and stir in the lemon juice.

Ladle the jam into clean jars. Cover tightly, let cool, and refrigerate.