Anyone can make a burger.To really impress your Labor Day BBQ guests, serve this homemade ketchup from local food writer Vanessa Barrington’s new cookbook, D.I.Y. Delicious. (Fancy condiments are the new jam, after all).If you want to take it up a notch, so to speak, use the ketchup as a base for Barrington’s zingy barbecue sauce. She slathers it on Texas-style brisket; we think it adds kick to any meat or veggie.Real KetchupMakes almost two cupsIngredients2 28-oz. cans whole peeled plum tomatoes or 3 lbs. fresh Roma tomatoes, peeled and chopped½ medium yellow onion, cut into chunks2 garlic cloves, peeled and left whole½ c. cider vinegar¼ c. sugar1 2- to 3-inch stick cinnamon2 tsp. yellow mustard seeds1 tsp. cumin seeds1 tsp. whole cloves½ tsp. celery seeds6 black peppercorns½ tsp. dry mustard½ tsp. cayenne pepper (or to taste)½ tsp. salt1. Put the tomatoes and their juices in a blender. Add onion and garlic and blend until smooth. Pour mixture through a fine strainer, pressing on the solids with the back of a spoon. Discard (or compost) the solids.2. In a large pot over medium-low heat, bring tomato mixture to a simmer. Lower the heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is reduced by half and beginning to thicken (about an hour).3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan over medium heat, bring the remaining ingredients to a boil. Stir to dissolve sugar, turn off heat, and let sit while tomatoes continue to reduce.4. When tomatoes are reduced by half, strain the spice-infused vinegar into the tomatoes; discard the spices. Simmer, stirring often, until thick (20-30 minutes). Taste for salt and spice; adjust to your liking.5. Transfer to a jar and seal. The ketchup will keep, refrigerated, for two to three months.Barbecue SauceMakes about one cupIngredients¾ c. Real Ketchup½ c. apple cider vinegar¼ c. lightly packed brown sugar1 tbsp. soy sauce1 tsp. dry mustard¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper1. In a small saucepan, whisk together all the ingredients. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until thick and flavors are blended (about 10 minutes).D.I.Y. Delicious is available online at chroniclebooks.com, $25.Photo: Chispita_666 / FlickrUp to 55% off Orla Kiely Missed out on Orla Kiely’s laminated totes, bucket bags, and shoppers last time? We’re bringing back the retro graphic prints with bright colors and cheery motifs for up to 55% off on Swirl.