Garden-Fresh Tomato Sauce in January

Garden-Fresh Tomato sauce in January

Last night we ate whole wheat spaghetti with garden-fresh tomato sauce, thanks to our local farmer's market.  I bought forty pounds of tomatoes in August to make sauce for the winter. Most of it became pizza sauce, frozen in 6 oz servings. One crock pot full became traditional spaghetti sauce to freeze for future meals.

As it warmed up in a pan, I was taken back to those summer days when our home filled with the aroma of tomatoes, green peppers, carrots, celery and onions sauteed with a touch of olive oil. Basil, oregano, garlic... There was a touch of red wine. I must have opened up a bottle and shared it with the crock pot, cheers to the long winter ahead.


  1. I need to do this! Did it a few years with the tomatoes we grew, but haven't had our garden in a few years. Hope to this summer! Enjoy your weekend!

  2. We would love to garden, too. The prior owners of our house used lawn chemicals, so we need to "fallow" the yard before digging anything up. I was so lucky one day at the market when it was near the end of the day and this one couple did not want to take their bumper crop home. They had a bunch with bumps and spots and were apologetic that they were not "good enough to sell." What??? How many? How much? I'll be right back with my car...

    I hope you get to feeling better this weekend.

  3. Thanks for contributing to this week's Living Well Blog Hop! I look forward to trying your sauce recipes...and hope you contribute again. The Hop goes up every Friday. :^)

  4. You bet! This blog-hop thing is fun! What better way to learn new things?


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