Cabbage, cucumbers, and zucchini. Tomatoes, parsley, kohlrabi, bell peppers, potatoes and eggs. What a haul! Thank you to a generous family with a garden and to generous chickens.
I guess this means I have some work to do. Sauerkraut, kimchi and other things for possible future posts. Tomatoes and peppers for this tomato sauce. Food to fill my husband. Some for me…I hope.
I was able to use fresh herbs and carrots from our garden… our very first garden!
It’s so nice to have organic foods from the back yard, though Mr Crow and other mysterious visitors thought so as well. I thought that I had a “wascally wabbit” but it turned out to be my husband. Luckily for him, my name is not Fudd.
If you are interested in tomato sauce, look below.
Fresh Tomato Sauce with Sass
1 tbsp. olive oil
2/3 cup chopped onions
2/3 cup bell pepper (red, yellow or green – or a mixture of your choice)
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 quarts (8 cups) chopped fresh tomatoes (that have been seeded and peeled)
½ cup grated carrots
4 tsp. fresh basil, chopped (2 tsp. dried)
4 tsp. fresh oregano, chopped (2 tsp. dried)
2 tsp. fresh rosemary, chopped (1 tsp. dried)
1 tsp. fresh parsley, chopped (½ tsp. dried)
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. sucanat or coconut sugar (optional)
¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
½ cup water
2 cups chopped mushrooms (optional)
In a large saucepan, heat olive oil at medium heat. Cook onions, garlic and bell pepper about 5 minutes or just until tender. Add the rest of the ingredients. Simmer, uncovered, for about 1 hour. Stir occasionally.
Freeze in containers if you like or use with your favorite pasta or vegetable noodles.
- Coconut sugar (or coconut crystals) is produced from the sap of the flower buds of the coconut tree. It is low glycemic and is a great substitute for refined white or brown sugar. It has a caramel-like taste and is full of nutrients.
- Sucanat is an unrefined cane sugar. It is basically pure dried sugar cane juice. Vitamins and minerals are still intact when it is ready for packaging.
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