Here are my raw ingredients.
|My garden's yield|
No, I didn't put cucumbers in my sauce... That picture is just what I picked from my garden that day--about 30 tomatoes and two cucumbers! I didn't know how many tomatoes I'd get from four plants... I grew these plants from seeds--heirlooms from my bf's uncle--and they've been quite fruitful (pun intended). :)
(Not pictured: chopped red onion. I bought it pre-chopped because I really dislike cutting onions.)
I chopped and chopped and then simmered my veggies in olive oil.
Then I added the stars of the show: my sweet, sweet tomatoes!
I got all my ingredients mixed together. Looking delicious. And the smell? Oh, it's heavenly.
All the tomatoes cooked down nicely over the course of an hour.
I thickened it up a little and it was ready to serve.
We ate fresh pasta from Giovanni Rana (our favorite). I have additional fresh pasta to eat with the leftover sauce!
This year's garden is just about kaput, but I'm inspired for next year already!