There's nothing like the taste of fresh produce. I usually get mine at markets that cater to fresh, usually a local Farmer's Market .
My neighbor gave me a bag of fresh yellow squash. Also in the bag was a large green tomato. Since my experience cooking fried green tomatoes has not been to my liking I searched for another use for the green tomato. Since I like to try the strange and quirky (tomato ice cream * see post below this one) I found a recipe for Easy Green Tomato Jam. Easy was the deciding feature for me.
After chopping and measuring my tomato, I was ¾ of a cup shy of the two cups called for in the recipe. I searched online again to see if there was a recipe that encompassed red and green tomatoes. I came across another recipe for Red Tomato Jam that was almost identical the Green Tomato Jam recipe.
I found my recipes at Cooks.com
Easy Green Tomato Jam
2 cups chopped green tomatoes and juice (I used a mixture of red and green tomatoes)
2 cups sugar
1 (3oz.) box strawberry jello ( I used mango flavored Jello)
Boil tomatoes and sugar about 12 minutes.
Remove from heat and add Jello. Mix well, untill Jello is melted. Put in ½ pint jars and refrigerate.
One of the good things about this recipe is that it's refrigerated and since I'm making a small quantity there's no need to sterilize the jars nor process the jars in a water bath after they've been filled. Other recipes however did indicate taking the product through the canning method if you're planning to store them for a time.
Tomatoes and sugar cooking.
It was very sweet. Too sweet for my taste. The jam became firmer by the next day. I have paired the jam with cooked greens and some baked meats. The sweetness wasn't as evident this way and was more palatable.