This most simple of tomato jams reminds us that tomatoes are a delicious fruit. Early Girl tomatoes, especially when dry farmed, are spectacularly sweet and thick skinned.
From The Blue Chair Jam Cookbook
Basil is abundant in the garden now! Infuse it into an elegant simple syrup and play with it in several different ways -- drizzled over fresh berries, to sweeten homemade lemonade or tea, in a smoothie, to spark a cocktail or even over poundcake.
You haven't lived until you try Linda Ziedrich's mom's addictive spiced pickled prunes. Ziedrich is a canning guru, the author of "The Joy of Pickling" and "The Joy of Jams." I had the pleasure of interviewing her at her farm in Scio, Oregon.