Oh, my....my garden is doing fabulous! I have harvested over 100 Roma and regular tomatoes in the last week and there are loads and loads more to come! I can't believe it! And you know the really funny thing? My husband and I don't even like them very much. We better start liking them right?!? Don't get me wrong, I love them in sauces and salsas and they like, but not raw in a salad or on a sandwich. I made my first batch (well more like 2-3 times the recipe) of my own sauce on Saturday. It turned out quite tasty, but it was really labor intensive. Peeling and seeding 40-50 little tomatoes took quite some time. For a mom of three young boys I can't make that a regular thing on my "To-do" list. I used some last night and have frozen the rest. This is the basic recipe I used, but I didn't have the Burgundy wine. I will try to add it next time. I realIy enjoyed all the different types of veggies in it. I may try to post more pictures and details at another time (haven't uploaded them yet). I would love to learn how to do some canning so I could make some more sauce and also can some salsa for the winter months. Tonight, I am going to make some homemade salsa that a friend made on Sunday (with some of our tomatoes). I just got her recipe. Itw as delicious and I have been craving it all day. I'll let you know how that goes! How's your garden? Any ideas of what I can do with all these? And I will pass them along to any of you local gals if interested. I'm still up for that veggie swap! I have found so much joy blessing others with them!
Here's some pictures from the sauce making:
|Placing the tomatoes in boiling water to be able to peel and seed them easily.|
|The ice bath to cool the tomatoes prior to peeling and seeding.|
All the other veggies used for the sauce, diced and ready to go in the food processor.
The pureed veggies starting to simmer in the pot.
The finished sauce after 4 hours of simmering. Yummy!