Anne left a comment on yesterday's blog that her tomatoes are ready to go, I bet she is not the only one.
Pizza sauce is a great way to use garden tomatoes. This recipe calls for only three pounds of tomatoes, so even if you have just a few plants (like me) you probably have enough to work with. Of course if you have a large garden, feel free to double, or even triple the recipe.
3 pounds tomatoes
1/2 cup diced onion
2 cloves minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
I bay leaf
Salt and Pepper to taste
Half or quarter the tomatoes, depending on size and add to a medium sized pan. Cook for about 10 minutes or until they are soft. Run through a food mill and return to the pan.
Add everything except the vinegar to the pan and boil gently until a very thick sauce has formed. It will take about an hour. Remove the bay leaf and add the vinegar.
Place in small freezer containers or can. If canning, leave 1/2 inch headspace and process in boiling water bath for 35 minutes.
Makes about 3 cups.