One of the new foods we’ve tried here in New Zealand is tomato jam!
They put it on everything! We’ve had it on a turkey sandwich, hot dog, and a cheese platter. It’s really tasty and unique to New Zealand, so we were set on getting our own jar of the stuff.
At the Farmer’s Market, there is a woman who owns a jamming company called Relish the Thought. We’ve tasted her jams before (delicious!) so we decided she would be a perfect source for our first jar of tomato jam.
She offers a great deal where you can buy four mini jars for nz$10 (us$7.50), plus we got to pick the four different flavors to try! We decided to get two sweet jams and two savory jams.
I’ve tried them all and they are all so tasty! Today, I decided to work one of the jams into everything that I make in the kitchen.
First off, breakfast, of course! I decided to make Cinnamon Almond Muesli (what Kiwis call Oatmeal)
with Plum & Rum Jam! I started by getting the oatmeal cooking (1/4 cup oats, 1/2 cup milk, a few dashes of cinnamon, and a few pinches of sugar).
Then, I chopped up some almonds and threw them in to add a bit of crunch and some protein to my breakfast.
Then, to finish it off, i topped my bowl of oatmeal with a spoonful of Plum & Rum Jam and some more almonds, for garnish.
It was WONDERFUL!
The jam has a pretty strong rum flavor! After I mixed it all in and it was thoroughly combined throughout the whole bowl, it added the perfect amount of bitterness to balance out the sweet!
Great way to start the day! Where will I use jam next…