Posts tagged ‘Heirloom Tomatoes’

September 3, 2013

Ultimate Heirloom Tomato Sauce

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Harvest time has arrived for our corner bungalow urban farm! Our larger than life Brandywine and Dester Heirloom Tomato plants are producing fruit like crazy! One of my favorite joys of having our garden in our front yard (because it has the best sun) is meeting and chatting garden with our neighbors and talking about tasty garden recipes we all have made.

Below is the ULTIMATE, I mean tastiest, well BEST tomato sauce recipe I have ever made! I finally found and modified it to exactly what we LOVE! Enjoy and put those tasty tomatoes to good use. Last year we made well over 50 freezer containers of this yummy stuff!  Come winter you are going to be thrilled you made this summertime fresh tomato sauce!

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Ultimate Heirloom Tomato Sauce

16 Cups Heirloom Tomatoes (or any tomato you love) – chopped
4 Large Onions – chopped
1 Large Bell Pepper – chopped
1 Bulb Garlic – minced
1/2 Cup vegetable oil
1/4 Cup Sugar
2 TBS Salt
1 TBS Pepper
2 TBS Dried Basil
2 TBS Dried Oregano
3 TBS Dried Parsley Flakes
2 Bay Leaves
1 can of tomato paste

1. Add all ingredients to large stock pot
2. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to simmer 3 hours with lid slightly cracked
3. Stir ever 30 minutes or so
4. Remove from heat and remove Bay Leaves
5. Use immersion blender and blend
6. Remove blender 3-5 times to discard tomato skins
7. Add tomato paste and blend until smooth
8. Add to freezer containers (I use these from Ziploc which can be found at a mass retailer)
9. Cool completely before placing in freezer (I store the containers in the fridge for 1 day before placing in freezer)
10. Freeze and enjoy during the cold months ahead!

Makes 18-24 cups

September 13, 2011

Heirloom Tomato’s

Hello Again! I have been a BUSY BEE this summer! I apologize for no posts in months! My fiance got back from an extended business trip in Taiwan and I have been spending many hours remodeling our home and putting long hours in my studio, designing accessories and all the little touches for my upcoming wedding in October!

I have been dying to post all the exciting cute creations I am making…BUT I am holding myself back so YOU can see them in their glory at the wedding.

So at the very least, here are some pictures of my beautiful heirloom tomatoes that are coming out of my little corner bungalow raised garden bed. Note to self, do not dump an entire black compost bin into a 4′ x 8′ garden bed unless you want your plants to overdose on nutrients! I am sure my neighbors think I injected some totally unnatural thing into my soil/plants. On the contrary I used our own compost/dirt that we made all last year and to top it off only planted heirlooms. You cannot bet the magnificent flavor they have.

All for now, but come late October keep  a look-out for all the fun wedding designs! I am SO looking forward to sharing!

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