Most people know that I’m a tomato lover. It all started when I was a little girl. I would watch my dad delicately slice a few farm stand beef steak tomatoes, add salt, and savor each juicy bite. Now as an adult there are always tomatoes on my counter. I put a few slices on my breakfast sandwich, then in a salad for lunch and sometimes a few slices at dinner time.
When the seasons right my family and friends who tend gardens bring me baskets full of these delicious colorful candies. Right in the middle of tomato season this year we were going on vacation. I had bounties of tomatoes from four different families, which equaled over 30 tomatoes! If you know me pretty well, you know that I hate wasting food! I had a major problem on my hands…how do I preserve these beautiful, organic tomatoes?
For the first time I decided to make homemade tomato sauce. Allow me to clarify – I ALWAYS make homemade pasta sauce for my family (because it’s almost as easy as pouring a jar sauce into a pan), but I use canned tomato sauce. After researching recipes, I created a delicious tomato sauce recipe that’s also pretty easy to make.