15 August 2010

Playing catch-up with ketchup

I made a determined effort to get back in charge of the garden produce yesterday, picking and processing 2.5 pounds of french/snap beans and 16 pounds of tomatoes.


Most of the tomatoes went straight into the food processor and were then cooked down into tomato sauce on the stovetop. Two pounds of them were used for my first attempt at tomato ketchup, using the recipe in Jamie Oliver's Jamie at home book. It doesn't make a huge quantity: about half a pint of ketchup, which takes quite a long cooking time to get to the right consistency. Tastes great, though.

4 comments:

quinn said...

Does your kitchen smell wonderful? I love the smell of tomatoes being "cooked down." :)

Crafty Gardener said...

I bet that ketchup tastes fantastic.

Linda said...

Looks delicious. It is my dream to have a glut of tomatoes - quite a safe dream to have in Scotland.

Lou Murray's Green World said...

Oh my, homemade catsup/ketchup. If my tomatoes keep coming and I get tired of making spaghetti sauce, I might try that. Barbeque sauce too.