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!


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

  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.

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

  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........

  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!

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

  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!

  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 pretty! I would love to have a Piccadilly kitchen one day with Green and purple stripes! ;P

    Happy Sunday!

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


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