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Thursday, November 25

My Creative Space

This week I've been creating in the kitchen.  The tomato plants I planted a while ago have flourished with all the rain and produced an enormous amount of tomatoes that we just couldn't keep up with so I thought I would try my hand at making some tomato sauce. It was a bit of a process but I was stoked with having made my own sauce.  If you want to make your own I used this recipe from Feeding Fussy Kids.


5.4 kg tomatoes
115 g salt
500g onions, finely chopped
850g sugar
500 ml white wine vinegar

Cut the tomatoes into quarters and sprinkle with the salt.  Leave overnight.



Drain tomatoes thoroughly in muslin or fine colander, squeezing out all of the liquid.
Place the drained tomatoes into a large saucepan with the onions and sugar.
Boil vigorously for one hour with the lid off.  Stir occasionally towards the end of cooking time to ensure the mixture does not catch on the bottom. (I did this frequently) Cool.
Put mixture through a blender or mouli.  If you use a blender you will need to then put it through a sieve or strainer to remove all skin and seeds.
Return mixture to the pan and add the vinegar.
Cover and simmer for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, until thick.  Pour into warm sterilised glass bottles while still hot and screw on the lids.  Once a bottle is opened, keep in the fridge.
Unopened bottled sauce lasts for 12 months, opened 6 weeks in the fridge.



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20 comments:

  1. YUM! i love homemade tomato sauce...the shop bought stuff just doesnt cut it!

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  2. Homemade sauces, chutneys and relishes are just the best!! I recently made a fresh tomato pasta sauce from scratch and it was delicious - fresh pasta made a difference too.

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  3. yum - i love that your recipe calls for 5.4kg of tomatoes - no more no less!

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  4. I agree. Homemade tomato sauce is fantastic - especially when you have grown the tomatoes yourself!! Memories of a happy childhood : )

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  5. C'est parfait! I've been hunting out a tomato sauce recipe as we too have a glut of tomatoes! Thanks so much for sharing...it looks delish :)

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  6. what a great photo and recipe is great!! will have to bookmark that when our tomato stash is big enough xx

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  7. I was already amazed by the volume of the tomatoes you harvested there. And to turn it into sauce. I wish I could be as creative as you are...

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  8. Yum! Nothing tastes like homemade! xx

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  9. Yum indeed! I hope to grow tomatoes of my own one day to turn into sauces. :)

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  10. Absolutely impressive!

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  11. I like how simple the recipe sounds ... was it that easy to make?
    My Creative Space

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  12. Oh wow, that sounds amazing. Adore the shot of all the cut up tomatoes. It really caught my eye. Wish I could have a taste!! Pruxxx

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  13. Lovely blog, just discovered you. Love all your crafty posts.

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  14. Creating in the kitchen is so much fun! Thanks so much for your lovely comments about my magazine article. xx

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  15. We had a BBQ for lunch today - sausages and onions - I wish I had this sauce :)

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  16. Oh what fun!! I've never made my own tomato sauce but I imagine it would be quite an involved process. Homemade sauce always tastes so delicious!! Hope you're enjoying the weekend Catherine and thanks for your 'get well' wishes for Grace x

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  17. Oh lucky you!! It's my dream to have too many tomatoes growing in my garden! We go through so many of them! and homemade tomato sauce! Yum!! I'll keep trying to grow them and one day I'll have enough I'm sure!!! :)

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  18. perfect! love homemade sauce.
    thanks for sharing Catherine

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  19. My fingers are crossed that I will need this recipe in a few weeks when our tomato plants come into their own - that is if I can keep my toddler from eating them all straight from the vine!

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