Monday, June 25, 2012

The Garden Gives Me Tomato Sauce.

In the winter, when you're straining your eyes seeing seeds into soil, breaking your back planting garlic, and freezing your fingers poking onions in the ground, you dream of this day: tomato sauce day.

Homemade, homegrown pizza-and-pasta sauce day.

I have the magic bubbling on the stove now. Fresh, sun-ripened tomatoes... onions I planted in long rows... garlic I ordered as cloves from Missouri... basil grown from seed- all of it went into my scuffed, black pot this morning. It's been puft puft puft-ing contentedly since. I'll eat what I can and freeze the rest for later.

Ever since Deb debuted her tomato sauce recipe, I've been messing with it. I add onions, a touch of olive oil, and herbs to mine, though. It tastes heavenly. (If you make it, don't skip the butter.) Totally worth all the work to make it happen. And so affordable when you grow it all yourself!

Here's to summer, hardworking girls everywhere, and the sweet taste of success, huh? -Brin


Vee said...

Ohhhh I love that stuff from Smitten Kitchen. I'm envying you your fresh from the garden yumminess. Enjoy!

Betty said...

I am liking the garden magic Brin! I love home cooked spaghetti sauce.

Unknown said...

Magic indeed and I'm hoping my garden survives this extreme heat wave and blesses me with toms and peppers! Hmm, butter, interesting!

Kristie @ Comfy Cozy said...

I've never heard of butter in sauce...I will try as soon as my tomatoes are ready.

Radishes, onions, and spinach are all we've had from our garden...oh and a little basil. It's too early for tomatoes in Pennsylvania so I'll wait (im)patiently for mine to grow.

Victoria said...

Yum, this looks delish! I will have to try it.

Love the house someone is giving you! Beautiful.