Yesterday I stumbled across half a box of tomatoes in the office. I'd shoved it there right before the party (I'd made slow-roasted tomato soup which didn't get served) and forgotten about it. Pizza was on the menu for dinner, so I decided to make some sauce from scratch. Stephanie's recipe is always delicious. Nestle tomatoes, sliced onions and garlic together in a roasting pan, or two. Drizzle with lots and lots of lovely olive oil, then season well. Roast at 180 degrees for about an hour, till the juices are flowing. Then turn it into sauce.
I use the dowhatsamajiggy that I requested for Christmas one year, certain it was an essential addition to the kitchen. It does a fine job of pureeing the tomatoes and separating out the skins, which a food processor or blender wouldn't do. I think you could blend it then pass it through a sieve for a similar result.
This afternoon, 4:30 rolled around and I hadn't given dinner a thought. Someone said pasta, so pasta it was, with fresh tomato sauce, grated zucchini, tinned tuna and mozzarella cheese. No complaints.
If I'd had any luck with my home-grown tomatoes this year, I'd be making these delicious morsels, and quick! Perhaps I'll have a go with bought ones anyway.
This is the sort of tomato growing I'm talking about! Incredible.
I'd be pretty happy eating this tomato salad right now. Or this tart! Oh, how I love a good tart.