Friday, August 12, 2011

Catch up....if you can

I started my first garden this year and have had an accumulation of tomatoes.......They are so beautiful and sometimes I like looking at them more than eating them. I have always wanted to try making a homemade ketchup and I think it is the perfect filler for our carafes. I have some beautiful little baby red onions also from my garden that I am using....with such a special flavor this dressing is not just for dipping your french fries in.
Find a great use and share it with me!!

Loves, SMK

Garden Fresh catsup
8 medium garden fresh tomatoes
2 tbsp olive oil
one medium red onion
2 cloves garlic
1/2 tbsp balsamic
1/2 tbsp worcestire
1 can tomato paste
1/8 cup vinegar
1 tbsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper

Start out by cutting meat off tomatoes and discarding seeds, put all tomatoes into blender and blend. In a small saute pan add in oil, diced garlic and onions. Saute until fragrant, about 5 minutes. Add in seasonings and saute 1 min, pour in tomatoes and tomato paste, stir and simmer for a few minutes. Finally add in sugar, tomato paste, vinegar, balsamic, and worcestire. Simmer for about 20-30 minutes until thick.

Take the cooked mixture and return to blender and blend until smooth, with funnel transfer to carafe.

Keeps for up to one month in refrigerator!!


  1. Oh I am so jealous. I miss homegrown tomatoes. And homemade tomato sauce, can't beat it.