Monday, January 26, 2009

Homemade Marinara

This is something I do at least once a month.
I make homemade marinara from scratch.
I love homemade Italian food and I love to cook.
I make Chicken Parmesan with this which is a family favorite.
Sometimes I make a meat sauce or "Sunday gravy" but this is without meat.
these are fresh plum tomatoes that I blanch so that I can peel and DE-core and squish into sauce
this is olive oil, 2 onions and fresh garlic cloves chopped
these are some of the fresh herbs I use. I love rosemary the smell alone makes me happy and of course basil and oregano this is the same onion mixture with 1/2 cup of wine and lots of mushrooms
this beautiful pot is a lot of work these are those plum tomatoes that have been peeled and DE-cored and squished. It does take some time for them to cool down and I usually don't have enough patience to wait and my hands burn.
this is the onion, mushroom etc. mixture with the sauce
and more wine
these are the sterilized jars that will eventually hold the sauce
adding more VINO!
finally after several hours of simmering the sauce is done and ready for the jars
this is the water bath they must take in order to seal the lids and they will stay fresh
a few of the completed jars.
I hope you all enjoyed my little cooking post and If you have never tried sauce from scratch Please try it I think you will enjoy it. Gina


kate said...

Gina, that was a beautiful post,
so colorful, i could smell the sauce from here.

Amy Jemima said...

Wow, I'm salivating!!!

ButtonsByLouLou said...

WOW looks delicious!