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Friday, February 20, 2015

Yellow Tomato Sauce?!?

Welcome Glitterinas!

I wrote this post back in October and just never published it.....silly me!
So, I'm sharing it now on this chilly February day.....

Let's head to the kitchen!

I am using up some more of our crop of yellow tomatoes today.

That tomato bush is bloomin' it's head off.....I pick a
basket of those little round bits of sunshine every day.....goodness!

We enjoy eating them in salads,
tossed with other veggies,
with cottage cheese,
and fresh....right out of the bowl 
I keep on the kitchen counter.....but there are sooooo many....

I have to make something with them.

I decided to try my hand at homemade tomato sauce.

I am cooking on a wing and a prayer today....

no recipe....just some good ol' fashioned guess work!

Pull up a chair and let's see what happens.

We'll begin by cutting up about six cups of tomatoes.....
I threw in some red romas, too.

Then in a large pan with a lid, I prepared the oil, vinegar,
spices, and herbs in which the tomatoes will cook.

Fresh basil, oregano and chives from the herb garden 
along with.....

One tablespoon of fresh ground pepper, two T. course sea salt, 1/4 tsp dill seeds,
1/4 tsp dry mustard, and 2-3 shakes of hot sauce....

In the pot with 1/2 cup of vinegar and a splash of olive oil.....

Chop up the fresh herbs....and in they go.

Stir, stir.....

Now we're ready to add the stars of the show....
the tomatoes!

Is this sounding good so far?!?

It's starting to smell kinda yummy......

I guess we'll find out soon enough if my experiment is
yummy or yuck!

Cover the mixture and 
cook the tomatoes on medium heat, stirring occasionally.

They have cooked down....and are smelling great!

I used the immersion blender to smooth out
the mixture.

And then I pressed the whole batch through a sieve type 
strainer I got from Husband's grandmother.

This took some time......but I wanted a fairly smooth sauce.

Here's a good picture of the tool.....sitting on the counter after it was washed....

It's real name is a chinoise (shin-wahs) and originally came with a
wooden tool to press the food through the holes and a wire stand to
hold it steady.

This metal part is all I have of the original set up.

I use it every summer to make a watermelon drink that we
really enjoy!

Now, I guess I can add "making tomato sauce" to the list of uses
for this kinda funny, unique kitchen tool!

The tomato skins and herb pieces that were pressed out
of the tomato sauce were enjoyed by
some of my favorite girls here at Five Gables Farm!

Back into the kitchen.....

The cooled and strained tomato sauce is ready to be
placed into jars.

After a quick taste test, I deem this recipe a keeper!
Nice tomato flavor with just the right touch of herbs and spices!

I decided not to can it.....I'll just keep the jars in the refrigerator.

It didn't really make enough to worry about canning it.

Into the frig it goes....

Look out comes some crazy yummy
yellow tomato sauce!

I wonder what else this sauce 
might be good on.....any ideas?

Thanks for stopping by my kitchen, Glitterinas!

I am so glad you shared some 
of your busy day with me!

Until next time,

Thankful for:

every drop of rain the Lord has
been sending our way

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