I had about 25 Early Girl tomatoes sitting on my counter. There's no way I can make enough BLTs or burgers to use them up quickly. So I decided to make a pasta sauce using tomatoes, basil and parsley...all from my garden.
I blanched the tomatoes to remove the skin. I then diced them up and sautéed them in olive oil with onions and garlic. After they had soften, I added dried oregano, fresh basil, parsley and seasoned with salt, pepper and a little sugar (I always add sugar to my red sauce to cut the bite of the tomatoes). I then let it simmer on the stove for a while with a few parmesan rinds. This is a neat little trick I learned somewhere. Probably on Food Network since I watch it so much. Save your parmesan rinds and then just toss them into any red sauce. Gives it a nice cheesy flavor and leaves nothing to waste.
Finally, I poured the sauce into a jar and popped it in the fridge as I won't be using it for a few days.
This is a beautiful thing.
And thanks to PW for the tutorial on how to do a skim shot. It's where you shoot at the same level to include background information. It makes for a much more interesting photo.