This ketchup is the very best that I can ever remember tasting. It is clean, light and yet bold as well. It has a smooth flavor that will make you never want to have another type of ketchup ever. This is what the condiment tomato sauce should taste like and is better than any store bought I can remember. Once you try this flavorful to die for ketchup you won’t want another kind ever.
Ingredients for TDF Honey Ketchup
6 oz. tomato paste
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup rice vinegar*
1/4 cup water
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. finely minced sweet onion
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/8 tsp. nutmeg
1/8 tsp. powdered clove
1/8 tsp. powdered ginger
1/2 tsp. basil (can be minced up with the onion)
*I use rice vinegar because white vinegar is made from corn. Read more...(360 words, 1 image, estimated 1:26 mins reading time)
fridgescum (fridge-scum): the gooey mess on the shelf in the refrigerator that holds the condiments.
It might be mayo, ketchup, mustard…. could be cocktail sauce, horseradish, sweet and sour sauce, a mix of all six? No matter what its base components are, the result is fridgescum. Somehow, a little bit of salsa, chutney, or whatever might be sitting on that one shelf in the door gets loose, or not capped properly, and that’s where the fridgescum starts. Some other little bottles or jars with loose lids find their way to the same shelf, and before you know it, you got a slimy mess of goo that can only be cleaned with something chemically and lemon-scented. No matter how careful you might be to prevent fridgescum from growing, somehow, it will find a way to grow, usually with the help of other household member who are not quite as careful or coordinated as those cleaning the fridge or putting up the groceries. Just check back occasionally to make sure the lids are secure, and this can be avoided. Get everything from applesauce to salsa in order, and toss out anything that is expired. This will slow the growth of fridgescum. This is also a good way to prevent food poisoning, just to be sure. Read more...(228 words, 1 image, estimated 55 secs reading time)
blotch (blahch) – v. To slap the bottom of a ketchup bottle with increasing intensity, ultimately resulting in a BLOTCHSLIDE.
Some people just can’t get enough ketchup. To them, fries, onion rings, chicken nuggets, etc, are things merely made for ketchup to cling to. In their enthusiasm to get even more ketchup, they tend to blotch. Sometimes, some ketchup bottles tend to not give up the good very quickly, which causes these overzealous ketchup lovers to slap the bottom of them to gain the goods. Sometimes this works too well, and your hamburger and steak fries platter becomes a ketchup-y mess. Sometimes, you might have to pop that air bubble in the bottom with a knife, which can also cause a blotchslide, and again, a ketchup-y mess. Some restaurants still use the glass ketchup bottles, which tend to cause blotching, but most have caught up with the times and use the squeezable plastic bottles that give ketchup lovers more control and cause less of the blotching. We don’t know why some people are so addicted to the sweet tomato-y sauce that is only surpassed by salsa as the best loved condiment, but they just can’t get enough. With its humble, non-tomato origins, who would have guessed it would have lead to blotching and blotchslides.