Saturday, August 26, 2017

A Saturday in the Kitchen...

This morning was chilly and I could tell the fall is not far away.  This is my favorite time to can or freeze some foods for the winter.

 I stopped at the Farm Stand and bought some fresh veggies... 


...the tomatoes looked so ripe and juicy that I bought a basketful to make some sauce...


...I parboiled them to remove the skins...


...and threw them all in a pot with some onions, green peppers, sugar, lots of garlic, asiago and parmesan cheeses, and Italian herbs...


...I let it simmer for a few hours and then blended it to make it nice and smooth.


I made enough to can 4 jars with enough leftover for dinner tomorrow night!


My house smells so good!


I also made a few jars of raspberry/tomato jam (recipe here)...if you have never tried this, you would never guess it is made with tomatoes!!



...and pineapple-zucchini breads! (recipe here)




A very productive day!

10 comments:

  1. I'm not one to eat tomatoes, but these images are gorgeous Your tomato sauce looks delicious. I do eat that! ;-)

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  2. Wow, Patti! You were a Martha Maven on Saturday! It ALL looks so good! I've never canned, but the recipe for the raspberry/tomato jam makes it look super easy.

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  3. Lots of work and love in your food. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. I can't think of anything most tasty in the summer than fresh grown tomatoes. They are always on my counter! You did have a productive day, tomatoe sauce and baked bread. I was doing the same thing but I was putting fresh peas in the freezer. Love your photos, so pretty........

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  5. Oh yum! Everything you made sounds so good. It is chilly here in the mornings and evenings so I am slowly getting into the mood of Fall. Baking is always a big part of Fall for me. Love your watercolor photos....I keep meaning to try that!

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  6. I love your painted tomatoes! Aren't you smart to be making and baking! It all looks scrumptious~
    Jenna

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  7. I am so envious of the cool weather and tomatoes that taste like tomatoes! Here in Fl it is going to be miserably hot another 2-3 months and there is never a tomato that tastes good!

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  8. You did have a productive day! I bet your house smells like heaven, especially from the bread, yum! I love your MacKenzie-Childs loaf pan....so pretty! I would love to have a Piccadilly kitchen one day with Green and purple stripes! ;P

    Happy Sunday!
    xo,
    RJ

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    1. I thought of you when I saw Mackenzie there!!! ;)

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  9. The tomato sauce looks so pretty. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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