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Adventures in Preserving: Homemade Tomato Ketchup

Homemade Ketchup

Two weekends ago, I was overcome by the sudden and previously foreign urge to make ketchup. Im not sure exactly where it came from; it cant have been the thought of barbecues and picnics, it being February. Or maybe it was- an effort to recapture a bit of summer amidst the cold and damp of winter? Whatever the reason, I had my weekend project, and set out on my first-ever preserving adventure.

Both my parents are habitual preservers; my Mum of jams, marmalades and pickles, and my Dad of chutneys, chili sauces and ketchup. Despite having seen them do this many times, and assisting my Mum when I was little (which, lets face it, was probably just getting in her way), I had zero experience of this ancient art myself.

Homemade Ketchup

I knew that my Dad favours Mark Bittmans ketchup recipe, so I grabbed my favourite kitchen bible for inspiration.

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