The 15th of August

Yes today was a day I should have gone to church. But I did not remember this until I was at work. The fifteenth of August has always had a mystical feel to it. I remember my mom saying that they would be canning tomatoes at this time of year but on 15th of August all work came to a stop. It was a feast day. A day to rest. My sister remembers canning tomatoes and if they got them done in time they would go to see the fireworks. A couple of years ago I got to can tomatoes with my Dad.
August 14, 2010


Well back to the year 2012! The tomatoes at my Dad's are completely out of hand. I love tomatoes but really this is getting crazy. Tonight we had Rigatoni with Plum Tomatoes and Herbs. I found this recipe on La Cucina. It was a uncooked sauce and it was delicious. The onions added a nice crunch to the sauce. Of course it needed more crushed red pepper for us.

The Sauce Recipe -

Fine sea salt
2 pounds plum tomatoes
1 cup packed whole basil leaves,  large leaves torn, plus  more leaves for garnish
5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 garlic clove, finely chopped
Freshly ground black pepper

Add tomatoes to the boiling water and cook 30 seconds. Using a slotted spoon, transfer tomatoes to a bowl (reserve pot of water, covered and removed from heat), then peel and cut into 1/4-inch dice, removing and discarding cores, if tough (do not seed tomatoes). Transfer diced tomatoes, seeds and juices to a large bowl. Add basil, oil, onion, garlic, 1/4 teaspoon salt and generous pinch pepper; stir just to combine. Let stand at room temperature, 30 minutes.



So what did we have for dinner a year ago?

So what did we have for dinner 2 years ago?
So what did we have for dinner 3 years ago?
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