|Tomatoes Harvested 9.24.16|
|SunnyBoy Tomatoes Chopped and Korean Red Pepper Added. 9.24.16|
This time it was tomato sauce. After waiting all summer long for a taste of home grown tomatoes, there are now too many to eat fresh. With considerable inspiration from my friend Rich, I decided to make tomato sauce.
This is simple. Other than some peppers from the kitchen garden, nothing was added. I will add garlic, onions, olive oil, salt, pepper to taste when I use the sauce.
The tomatoes were chopped. Ditto for a few peppers. In this case a Korean hot pepper.
Place in pan. Heat to gentle boil. The cell walls break down quickly, and gradually the tomatoes break down leaving a thick juice and skins. Simmer until volume decreases by about half.
I cooled a little, then poured into food processor to puree the skins along with the remaining tomato flesh.
|About 15 Minutes into the Simmering. 9.24.16|
|Tomatoes and Home Made Tomato Sauce. 9.24.16|
I don't know yet how to can, and prefer to avoid botulism so may never can. But freezing works well for a lot of foods, and gives us some summer sun during the gloomy rainy days of winter.