It is that time of year when the tomatoes are abundant in the garden. We enjoy and savor them, but can't eat all of them... so we make tomato sauce! The example pictured was just enough sauce for one meal, but usually there are several pounds of tomatoes... so several pounds of sauce... you can freeze or can the remaining sauce.
lots of tomatoes
1. Wash tomatoes and remove any remaining stems or leaves. Slice a X along the bottom of the tomato... this will allow the tomato skin to curl up and start removing itself.
2. Place tomatoes in a pot of boiling water, turn down to a simmer. Simmer tomatoes for five to ten minutes. Remove the tomatoes and let cool for at least ten minutes (the longer you wait, the less you burn your fingers!).
3. Carefully remove the skin of the tomatoes. Remove any hard core sections (we just want the juice and 'meat' for our sauce).
4. Mash up to tomatoes with a fork and pour back into a pot with olive oil. Add herbs (basil, rosemary, oregano) and simmer for 15 minutes. Your sauce is ready!