Author Archives: Kristel Poole

How to Make Canned Hanover Tomato Jam

Canning Spiced Hanover Tomato Jam

Are you interested in canning, but worried you don’t have enough experience to do it right? Did you read our post about Virginia’s prized Hanover tomatoes and decide you want to learn how to make our famous tomato jam? No matter what level canner you are, we can help you get great results the first…

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Food Focus: The Allure of Virginia’s Hanover Tomatoes

Food Focus: The Allure of Virginia’s Hanover Tomatoes

Hanover tomatoes are somewhat legendary in central and eastern Virginia. Unlike other famous tomato varieties such as the Green Zebra, Texas Star, Cherokee Purple or Sungold, the Hanover tomato is not known for its particular size, shape or color. As you can see, it is a traditional-looking red tomato. So what makes a Hanover tomato…

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Zucchini Bread is great for using summer zucchini (it's everywhere!) – Chop it in a food processor to save time!

The Best Homemade Zucchini Bread for Summer

It’s smack dab in the middle of summer, which means it’s the time of year when zucchini squash is everywhere. One of our favorite things to make with all this extra zucchini is moist and delicious zucchini bread. First, we shred the zucchini in a food processor so it creates about three cups of beautiful,…

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Grilled Jerk Chicken Tenders with Mango Pineapple Salsa

Grilled Jerk Chicken Tenders with Mango Pineapple Salsa

Jamaican Jerk seasoning recipes vary, but here we’ve used a blend of green onion, soy sauce, lime, allspice, ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg. It’s traditionally used on chicken, pork, fish and vegetables to add a kick of bright, sweet tang. Be sure not to overcook the chicken on the grill, so it stays nice and tender….

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10 Amazing Ways to Cool Off with Ice Cream this Summer

10 Amazing Ways to Cool Off with Ice Cream this Summer

Summer is already off to a sweltering start, so there’s no better excuse to indulge in delicious frozen treats. Get out your ice cream maker and mix up a batch of your favorite ice cream, sorbet, or fro-yo or enjoy the perfect milkshake while you don your perfect pair of summer shades. Nothing says retro…

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