Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Tomato Sauce

I'm kicking myself as I didn't think to take a photo of all 6 kilo of tomatoes I was given yesterday from a friend. The closest I have come to home grown tomatoes this season, my plants are not producing much fruit. To the stage I have given up on them, so when my friend called, I said thank you and yes to the tomatoes right away.

These few left over tomatoes will be not wasted, into the freezer they will go for use in the winter months.

4.5 kilo of tomatoes, 680 grams of apples and onion won't fit into the largest saucepan I had in the house. So to start off I had to use 2 saucepans.

Once the cooking had reduced the volume size into the biggest pot and away went the cooking.

Just about ready for the ezy-sauce, sugar and salt.

All cooked and ready for the stick mixer to blend to a smooth mixture. If you use a stick mixer, just watch the wrist action...... sauce can splash over the wall near the stove. eek This will result in rude words and extra cleaning up after the sauce is bottled. mrgreen

All finished and bottled. The jar at the front is for our friend who gave us the tomatoes. She's not a big sauce eater and said only a small jar would be enough for her.

The recipe can be found here.

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Sunday, January 13, 2008

Fruit Loaf.

Even though I dedicate this blog to recipes that will use up your garden extras, I also like to show off other food ideas.

I make my own bread with a bread maker and one of the loaves we love is a rich fruit loaf. This loaf was made yesterday afternoon and we are having some for breakfast.

Besides the spices I use, I also add mixed peel, sultanas and glazed cherries. After making our own fruit loaf, bought fruit loaf seems to lack flavour.

Do you own a bread maker? Have you even made your own fruit loaf? A bag of bread flour can make a lot of bread and its a good way of saving money and also you get to pick what goes into that loaf.

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