Friday, August 8, 2014

A Saucy Post

It has been a couple of years since I've had tomato plants produce enough tomatoes at one time to make tomato sauce.  This week, it all came together.  Enough tomatoes and enough time to make the sauce.

I've used the Tomato Sauce recipe posted previously for awhile and it has served us fine.

I was reading Margaret Roach's Blog recently and found her tomato sauce recipe.

The main difference is that she leaves the garlic and the basil in the sauce.  I was just cooking them to get the flavor.  OK, and she adds parsley.  I didn't add the parsley, but I did leave the garlic and basil in this time.

I put it in containers to freeze.

I use this sauce in recipes.  I don't mind it being chunky.

The whole recipe is one post back.


  1. I love a chunky tomato sauce, hubby does not. So, I've started dishing out mine, then "pureeing" the rest with an immersion blender for him. Works well. Gotta keep those guys happy-LOL!

  2. That looks so yummy. Summer goodness to be enjoyed during your winter months.


  3. Looks delicious! I freeze a lot of tomato juice, too, which we use for soups and chili over the winter. It tastes so much better than the canned stuff from the store. Just picked our first two ripe tomatoes, so I won't have enough to preserve for awhile--Husband eats them as fast as they ripen!


  4. GonSS, wow, so glad to see that some one is having a good garden year. I have a few tomatoes ripening this year but something happened back in the latter days of June to end all the blooms on the tomato plants. The little green tomatoes that had already formed have gone on to produce tomatoes but only about a dozen or so from four plants. It looks like I might get some eggplants as the fruits are growing bigger now. Everything really struggled with the weather issues this year. The cooler temperatures continue. Still here in Nebraska when temperatures should be hot and humid, middle 60s at night and rarely above 85 during the day are the norm. It makes for great weather to outside working but not so good for gardens crops that need the summer heat. I'm seriously thinking about a fall garden. I've only done that one time a few years ago and it did turn out pretty good for a first time.

    Have a great tomato sauce day.

  5. Those tomatoes look great. We have had so few tomatoes the past two years but we have had some rain this year.

  6. Great job! I know you will enjoy your hard labor during the winter months.

  7. And I'll bet your kitchen smells phenomenal!! We have been eating the fresh basil with tomatoes and mozzarella!! And Jeremy made his first batch of pico de gallo tonight. .not because we are getting so many tomatoes but people are sharing with us. .yum!!

  8. Hooray for you! My tomato plant has been a bit of a let down. Which varieties did you grow?

    1. I planted Celebrity, Early Girl and Sweet 100 cherry tomatoes.

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  10. That looks delicious!!! So glad you had success with them. I've given up. They are way too finicky in the desert. Enjoy the fruits of your labor:)

  11. Yum! It seems everyone's tomatoes have done pretty well this year. Mine have done well but so full of juice I think they would be better juiced than sauced:)

  12. Yummy. Is there anything better than a freezer full of vegetables from one's own garden? I don't think so. :) ~~Dee

  13. Your tomato sauce looks delicious. I'm glad you had enough tomatoes (and time) to make some. It will lead to some great eating later in the year.


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