Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Tomato Blessings

I was given a bunch of roma tomatoes last week, courtesy of my sister's father-in-law and I immediately knew I would be making tomato sauce to freeze for my winter recipes.  Oh, how I love pulling homemade tomato sauce anytime of the year, but especially during the winter months!  Here is the process I went through...

 Chopped tomatoes over medium heat, waiting for them to release their juice...


 My herb pot needed cleaning out, the basil was about done, so, into the pot it went along with a little sage, some garlic and onion salt.


 How's this for color!
Still waiting for the juices to release...
Sneaky vegetable alert:  I did add zucchini and a few pods of okra.
Don't tell anyone, they'll never know when it's pureed.


 Oh, the sweetness of the juice...
I cook it down at this point, puree it and freeze.
Well, I didn't exactly freeze it right away.
I added some to my cottage cheese the next day and had a wonderful lunch!



I cut the rest of my basil into a bouquet.
The smell is divine and the basil will send out roots and last a long, long time.

As always, thanks for stopping by.  I enjoyed your visit and hope you did too!  

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11 comments:

  1. I HADN'T STALKED YOU IN AWHILE (WHO KNEW YOU COULD BE A SLACKING STALKER???) SO I DROPPED BY TO SAY HI!! THE TOMATOES LOOK GREAT, WHAT A SCORE!! WELL HAVE A HAPPY!!

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    1. I was just missing my stalker! Thanks for coming by.

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  2. Robin, looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Robin, Your sauce is going to taste fabulous and even better in January... if it lasts that long! Basil is my very very favorite! I call it "green gold"!
    Please join me at StoneGable for ON THE MENU MONDAY, my weekly foodie/recipe/menu linky party. Linky goes live Sunday evening at 8:00. Your yummy sauce would be a welcomed addition!!!

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    1. Why thank you Yvonne! I think I'll stop by your place on Sunday.

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  4. I need to do that today. I have quite a few tomatoes and your recipe sounds soo good. I keep my basil in water, too, and if it roots, I plant it in a little pot to extend the growing season.

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  5. Hi Robin, Thanks for the visit, and I am following a fellow Kansan right back! Your yard sure looks greener than it does here. My daughter lives in Hutch, and they have had rain almost weekly, you too? I'll have to get shopping recomendations from you sometime for Wichita ( close to Hutch).

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  6. WOW!! Im soooooooo hungry right now looking at your tomatoes! lol I can just taste them:))Looks WONDERFUL!

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  7. Perfection!

    Popped in from Time Travel Thursday.

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  8. I am appreciating tomatoes much more after this post. Your post is so inspirational. I would love it if you could share this wonderful post at our WIW linky party. I hope you can join us.

    Paula
    ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

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  9. okay - YUM!!!! i really need to learn to cook! thanks for linking up to Fishtail Cottage's garden party! xoxo, tracie

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