Just where did the summer go? It is winding down now and the gardens are looking a bit tired. Many things are finished, but the tomatoes are doing fine! I have already picked, roasted and frozen one bunch of Roma tomatoes. Today I had enough for a second batch. This time though, since it was a drippy, dreary day, I decided to make tomato sauce. This sauce would not only be home made…it would be, for the most part, home grown!
First the tomatoes. I put some oil on a pan, sliced the tomatoes in half, added some fresh basil, rosemary and oregano, all from the garden, and popped them in the oven for about half an hour.
Next you remove the skins.
And I know who would like those skins!
Back to the sauce. I was thrilled that almost all the other ingredients were also from the garden.
First chop the onion.
Add some garlic and green peppers. Let it simmer while you chop the celery and carrots.
Add those and stir.
Next chop the herbs, except the bay leaf. Add to the pot.
And then add the tomatoes.
Stir and simmer for about an hour.
And look what is leftover!
And I knew just what to do with it.
The girls heard me coming and were waiting excitedly. They just LOVE getting treats!
I left them scratching happily and went back inside.