Today is the Secret Recipe Club reveal day!  This month I was honored to receive Evelyne’s blog, Cheap Ethnic Eats.  Evelyne had my blog a while back and she made my Nanny’s Brown Sugar Fudge!  I’m glad to be able have her blog finally so I can return the favor and tell you what I found on her blog 🙂

I did a lot of browsing.  The first thing I came across that I knew I would make would be the tomato butter that you see posted here today.  I think of this as more of a jam and I loved it on my morning toast.  Mom and Dad had treated us to so many goodies on their visit, and fresh garden tomatoes were some of them – so I had some great produce for my recipe!

There are a couple of things I want to share with you (and of course Evelyne!) in relation to Cheap Ethnic Eats and herself.  First of all, she lives not too far away from where I lived all my life until a couple of years ago.  I lived right near the Canadian border for about 45 years!  Grumpy and I went to Montreal when we were first together and I had the Lasik surgery there and years before that I remember going on a camping trip up that way and took the boys to see the Colorado Rockies pay the Montreal Expos.  Sorry, Evelyne, they were both Rockies fans.

Evelyne also talks about something on her blog that I grew up with.  She has a post that she does called Thursday’s Thingamijig.  This particular post talked about food in cans and how they don’t belong there.  I couldn’t help but smile when I saw the Worthington Fri-Chik.  Because I grew up with a vegetarian Mom, the Fri-Chik was a stable in our home.  LOL.  Seriously, that stuff is good, but you can’t expect it to taste like real chicken.  That would just be wrong.  😉  The real chicken in a can though, well, yeah.  That one does gross me out.  I don’t have much of a problem with vegetarian soy protein in a can though.  Another food that is in a can that is from Worthington is the Big Franks (hot dogs).  LOVE THOSE THINGS!

Thanks for the walk down memory lane Evelyne.  I had a lot of fun browsing through your blog!  I hope you enjoy my rendition of the Tomato Butter!

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Tomato Butter
  • 3 large Tomatoes, diced
  • 1/4 cup sugar
Place tomatoes in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until tomatoes have completely broken down and are soft and have reduced and thickened to a jam consistency.  Evelyne chose to not strain her tomatoes and I did the same, however you can strain the skin and seeds if you prefer.

Prep time:  :10 minutes
Cook time: :20 minutes
Total time: :30 minutes
Yield: 1 cup