Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Here was our first harvest of tomatoes, which was turned into marinara. I need to perfect my marinara technique cause it was way watery and after like 8 hours of cooking I broke down and added corn starch so I could call it a day. Jer said it's because I had the lid on, who knows.

The second harvest of tomatoes was like 4 times bigger so we made Ragu. Of course not the kind in a jar....I refer to ragu as 'meat slurry'...not quite a sauce, not quite a stew. Several pounds of tomatoes, 5 or so hunks of stew meat and beef shoulder, a bottle of wine, a gallon of milk and a little of everything but the kitchen sink and 8 or so hours later you have this.

In bags to freeze, each bag has about 3-4 servings. Great with pasta, rice or potatoes and a tasty easy meal! (those are left over beef bones in the bottom of the pic)

Stockpiling for Charley too (now that the blender is up and running again, yay!) Carrots, avocado, peas, yogurt, pears and bananas all in ice cube form just ready for a nuke in the microwave.

I think this weekend we are going to make several loaves of zuccini bread to freeze. Jeremy's cake I showed before was a zuccini cake by the way, we have a lot of them!


TLS said...

I'm jealous. Our garden produced more flowers than veggies. Love the ragu!!

Adrienne said...

Add tomato paste next time. A little at a time until you get the consistency you want.

jillianaiden&declan said...

I second the tomato paste.

I love your garden's bounty! So, so, so jealous.