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I am a cloth diapering, breastfeeding, cosleeping, baby led weaning, extended rear facing, eco conscious, married mommy to two beautiful children. They have changed my view on the world we live in. It is now my number 1 goal to make it the best I can for them to grow up in. I find myself always rethinking how I want to live my life and often feel like sharing my findings and thoughts with others. So I guess here's my chance :o) I will talk about topics that interest me. If you dont like them or dont agree, well... there's nothing much I can do!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Tomatoes galore! - New weekly recipe

Between our farm share and our own private vegetable garden, we have an over abundance of tomatoes. Some are big, some are small, some are red and some are tiny and yellow. Unfortunately, we have had a little bit of our vegetables go to waste but I am determined to not lose all these tomatoes! We made a cherry tomatoes pasta soup last week. This week, I made a huge batch of tomato pasta sauce!

There are literally thousands of different tomato sauce recipes out there. I did a quick search and found a base recipe that I like. I made some changes to it. The original base recipe I used is this one found on Wellness Mama.

So I essentially wanted to use everything I had left in my fridge.
  • 8-10 cups of tomatoes and tomatilloes
  • 2 green peppers
  • 3 onions
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 4 carrots
I chopped everything up (shredded the carrots) and threw it all in a big pot. I also added;
  • 1/3 cup of honey
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh basil
I let it simmer for around 2 hours. I was worried that I would need to puree some of it but everything ended up breaking down. My sister told my mom that it was delicious. Awesome! I made enough that I have 2 jars full down in the freezer for later. Now what new yummy recipe shall I try this week?

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