Tuesday, September 15, 2009


AHHH the TOMATO.... the singular most used produce item in my house.... and guess what time it is? HARVEST TIME. i didnt get very many this year, but i did get a mix of cherries, beefsteak, heirloom, and yellow tomatoes. Next year the plan is to cut down a pesky tree growing right in the way of the noruishing sunlight. I know its not nice to pick on poor defenseless trees, but this and the plum tree have GOT to go.

anyway, here is a pic of my tomatoes still warm and ripening on the vine, and a recipe for simple tomato sauce, which i use pretty much constantly. you can make more or less depending on what you need, but this is the general ratio.

1 pound tomatoes, diced 
1/4 onion, diced
1 or two cloves garlic, chopped
herbs of choice (i like basil and thyme, because they grow in my garden, yacine likes chopped parsley)
a little oil

in a saute pan add the oil. when hot add onions and saute until soft. add garlic and cook until fragrant, salt and pepper, tomatoes, and herbs. stir until softened. add a little water for a thinner sauce, or reduce for a thick sauce. (however, you may want more tomatoes if you want a thick sauce)

This is a recipe for a chunky or semi chunky sauce. if i wanted a smooth sauce i would buy it in a jar.

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