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Volume II
September 30, 2003

Botanically Speaking . . . Mock Raspberry Jam

"Botanically speaking," tomatoes are fruits -- and are treated as such in some recipes; i.e., Tomato Jams, Tomato Pie, etc., ... (These are not "new" ways of cooking, but are old recipes, or "traditions" -- either family, or cultural --handed down from generation to generation.)

But then, botanically speaking, bananas are a berry. -- And, how many people think of bananas as such, -- or consider using them as anything other than a fresh fruit to be eaten raw? Yet, in some areas, they are cooked and served as part of the main course...

Also, how many know that "botanically speaking," strawberries are not a berry, but are a fruit?

We've made a "Mock-Raspberry Jam" on occasion, that is an old green tomato jam recipe, which has a package of raspberry jello mix added to it. People think they're eating raspberry jam, because they see the "raspberry" seeds.

Janet Jackson

* P.S. This Janet Jackson lost her singing voice in 1954 -- before the "other" one was born. Besides, Rock music was never part of my repertoire. (I'm old enough to be counted as a "senior" citizen.)

Here's the Mock Raspberry Jam recipe Janet is talking about:

Mock Raspberry Jam
6 cups green tomatoes, ground
6 cups sugar
1/4 cup lemon juice
6 ounce package raspberry gelatin
1 package powdered pectin

Cover ground tomatoes with water; bring to a boil. Drain. Add remaining ingredients following according to directions on pectin package. Pour into jars, adjust lids, and freeze.


Desi @ DVO

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