Whew! Last week flew by. Between catching up around the house and garden from being gone, sewing another Supreme pattern test and what seems like a gazillion errands, I haven't had much time left over for the computer! Plus we have had gorgeous weather which means spending more time outside knowing that winter isn't too far away.
Our tomato crop just keeps on giving and giving! I made a new-to-me roasted tomato sauce yesterday and thought I would share how to make this easy, tasty recipe!
I picked these yesterday for our eating pleasure! The little green tomatoes may be green, but they are ripe and very tasty.
Here is what I'm using for the first batch of tomato sauce - also picked yesterday. Actually, I picked twice as many as these and gave them to my friend Carol for her own sauce magic!
After you've washed your tomatoes, cut them in quarters or a bit more if they are larger. No need to skin or seed them! Place them on a baking sheet (I used parchment, but it isn't necessary) and add some whole garlic cloves. This is garlic from our garden.
Drizzle olive oil over the tomatoes and mix them up with your hands. Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste over everything. Place them in a 325 degree oven for 1-2 hours or until they are slightly browned around the edges, but not burned.
Here is what they look like when they come out of the oven. Click on the photo for a better look. I left them on the tray until they cooled.
Place the cooled tomatoes in your food processor along with basil to taste. I used African Blue Basil from our garden. Process until you get your desired consistency. For me it was less than 15 seconds.
Here is the result -- rich, dark, roasted tomato sauce! It keeps in your fridge for up to a month or for 6 months in the freezer. I'll be making another large batch tomorrow.
There won't be much sewing to show you for a while. I'm currently working on Christmas gifts. Soon I'll have my Cottage Charm BOM on Vinnie and will show you my progress once I get started!