Monday, August 15, 2011

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JOHN'S PASTA SAUCE

Each year, about this time,
we come together to help our Sicilian friend, John,
make a year's supply of pasta sauce . . . from scratch.

We wash just-picked ripe tomatoes . . . cut them up,
removing the white stem cap and any blemishes . . .
press the juice out and cook them slowly
in giant pots . . . adding chopped onions and basil.
We stir the pot, softening the tomatoes,
and press the mixture through John's fancy
Italian FERRARA "seed and skin" remover.

Cook the sauce slowly, stirring frequently,
until the sauce mixture reduces by one-third.
Season with garlic, salt, pepper and
a dash of sugar to taste.

Transfer to sterilized jars . . . place a fresh basil leaf
on top . . . seal and let cool.

A beautiful day is spent with friends, and
a year's supply of delicious pasta sauce
is ready for the shelf.

10 comments:

  1. fantastico reportaje del proceso de está slasa casera de tomates, unas fotografías muy ilustrativas, un fuerte abrazo para ti Rick

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  2. ssooooo familiar :D great post!
    xo
    Annemarie

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  3. Que divertidooooooo!!! mi madre también hace conserva, y a mi me gusta estar alrededor...y luego está todo tan rico...oooooOOOOoooOOOO!!!


    me parece que te lo pasas muy bien.


    y lo de Neil young me parece una pasada..que suerte!

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  4. Ah!!! gracias por compartir!

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  5. I love pasta :D only If I get it cooked and ready ;-)

    Have a great week ahead Rick.

    love,
    Bhags

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  6. Whaaa...
    What a pleasure to come here....
    What a great time!
    My best regards to you and to your friends!

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  7. Pasta sauce is something we buy in the shop. Beautiful series of the process. Well done!

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  8. oh this looks so good! can you ship it over here asap! wow, I bet it tastes really fresh and fantastic and it looks so good

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  9. Great post (Buena entrada)

    Te espero en mi rincón de imperfecciones en;

    http://imperfect-is-perfect.blogspot.com/

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  10. Oh my goodness, this looks so yummy!

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