Farmers Market Leftovers

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Occasionally I get asked the question, “What do you do with the produce you don’t sell at market?”  Of course a good portion of it goes to friends and family, we also donate some to the local food pantries, but I also like using our “leftovers” in such projects as these:

Roasted Garlic Pasta Sauce – holy cow this is so good, you won’t even know what to do!

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I made this for the first time last summer, and it quickly became a family favorite.  Plus, I love being able to go to the pantry to enjoy homegrown tomatoes, peppers, herbs and garlic in the dead of winter.  I can these in quarts, add a pound of browned hamburger when we are ready to eat it, and then serve over pasta, or even better, spaqhetti squash.

Of course, true to form, I always tweak the recipe.  🙂  I don’t peel the tomatoes – too time consuming, and I don’t mind the texture of an occasional peel in the sauce.  Also, I simmer the tomatoes first, strain off excess liquid, and then add other ingredients.  This greatly reduces cooking time.  Enjoy!

2 thoughts on “Farmers Market Leftovers

  1. I may need the recipe…. to finish off my tomatoes… thought about more salsa… But the sauce sound YUMMY… and am so thankful for the “fresh” stuff in winter!!!

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