Fresh Ginger Applesauce

If you have never made applesauce before, I highly recommend it.  It’s one of those foods that is exponentially tastier when homemade and isn’t difficult to boot.  I have made applesauce with several varieties of apples, and all were good – if you choose your favorite, you won’t go wrong. Continue reading “Fresh Ginger Applesauce”

Tomato Preserves

One summer, when I was visiting home between college semesters, my mom and I planted some tomato seeds.  Several good tomato plants grew up and gave us a decent harvest, but one indolent plant never really produced.  The following summer, however, that same plant finally hit its stride, and oh what a plant it was.  It gave literally hundreds of tomatoes – enough to make sandwiches and salads and salsas – we could have even had a mini version of La Tomatina in our backyard.  But, instead, I tamely made some tomato preserves with the excess. Continue reading “Tomato Preserves”