July 18-20, I visited my friend in Southern Pines. It was this weekend that I went with the intent of teaching her new eating habits in light of her current health problems. Although we did get some cooking done, we also took some time to play.
We ventured downtown and made our way into Gap Creek Candle Company Store where they sell WONDERFUL candles. (Can you tell I love candles?) This particular store also sells pottery from an artist in Seagrove, NC (The NC pottery Capitol.)
I bought three candles. I love the way the scent wafts through the air and smells of lavendar, pine or citrus.
We then went to a produce stand and bought fresh fruits and vegetables. The tomotoes and peaches were wonderful. It was with the tomatoes, onions and peppers that we made homemade tomato sauce. Once you’ve had homemade, you won’t go back.
I am one who, when creating a recipe, does not pay attention to how much of what goes in. I will tell you what ingredients I put in the sauce.
Around 10 large tomatoes
1 large green bell pepper
1 Large onion
Basil, Chives, Oregano, Parsley and salt to taste.
Tablespoon of Olive Oil
Puree all ingredients in food processor or blender.
Pour mixture into a dutch oven, bring to a boil.
Turn the heat down to low/medium and let simmer for around 3 hours.
I hope that helps. =)