We have seen the last of this year’s vegetable garden. It hasn’t rained here in over a month and with the heat what was a bounty in the Spring slowed quickly in the month of August. Except for the basil - there’s so much I could wallpaper the entire house in basil leaves and still have plenty left over for pesto!
Using the last basket of tomatoes I made what is probably the best fresh tomato sauce in the world. We’ve done this for many seasons and I can’t claim the recipe. I first found it when my mother, Martha shared it with me. My sister Giada has one of her own. Not to be out done my aunt Ina has her own version. All 3 sauces are very similar, but of course it’s impossible to get these 3 women to agree on anything, especially a thing as simple as a tomato sauce. You should see what goes on in my kitchen when the 3 of them are here for the holidays. It’s just a nightmare!