Spiced cherry tomato jam.

homemade spiced cherry tomato jam recipe | writes4food.com

You may ask yourself, “tomato jam?” And I say, “yes! Tomato jam!!!” Fantastic with sharp cheddar and chevre on a cheese board. This excellent Spiced Tomato Jam recipe is a gateway to both jam-making and home canning: It yields a small batch, cooked without pectin, that’s easy to manage if you want to give canning a try. (Freezes well, too.) Get the recipe! Continue reading

Beautiful chicken, carrot and fennel salad.

chicken salad with carrot and fennel | writes4food.com

Here’s my idea of the perfect lunch: bright, clean, fresh tasting, with equal parts protein and vegetables. It’s one of my go-to salad-in-a-jar lunch recipes. Use leftover grilled or roasted chicken in this salad recipe; the vegetables and light vinaigrette are super easy to make. Get the recipe! Continue reading

Beautiful roast chicken salad in a jar.

This recipe is an old favorite, clipped from a Williams-Sonoma catalog a bajillion years ago. We’ve made it for dinner a number of times, and then I hacked it as a salad-in-a-jar, which is perfectly lunch-able. The roast chicken and tart apple play beautifully with the spicy pecan dressing. Get the recipe! Continue reading

Classic tomato sauce for canning or freezing.

At an organic food conference last spring, I heard about a new-to-me process for making homemade tomato sauce using ripe summer tomatoes. It’s a wonder! This three-part recipe for tomato sauce is super efficient — and delicious! Get the recipe! Continue reading

Easy fresh tomato sauce.

how to make quick fresh tomato sauce

If technology was really as good as it could be, you’d be smelling the wonderful tomato-garlic aroma coming from my kitchen through your computer screen as you read this post. But since computers don’t (yet!) have a scratch-and-sniff function, you’ll … Continue reading