A New Toy

We planted Roma tomatoes this year because I wanted to try making my own passata.  The part of the process which I did not mention in the family discussion was that it would involve a new toy: a tomato squeezer.

The machine arrived; the tomatoes ripened; and, tonight, there is passata.  There isn’t a lot.  But, it is more than I thought would come out of the tomatoes which were to hand.

I started off by chopping the tomatoes into a large pan over a medium heat.  When they were soft, I turned off the stove and let them cool.  Once cool, I ran them through the squeezer.  Then I ran the waste through again.  By the time I’d done that, there was very little left to throw out.

This homemade passata is more watery than the stuff I buy from the store.  But then again, I add water to the store bought passata to make Rhode Island Gravy.  I shall just have to cook off a little more liquid when I make my next batch of gravy.

About Tweed and Briar

I am the pastor of a rather conservative rural congregation. My interests alongside of work are hunting, fly fishing, cooking, and life in an agricultural community. By way of family, I have a wife and two children: a daughter and a son. I am of indeterminate age because my wife is a bit younger than I am and my son is ages with some of my friends’ grandchildren. However, to say that I slip smoothly among the generations would imply an agility which I no longer possess. I aspire to the genteel poverty of the country manse.
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1 Response to A New Toy

  1. Looking forward to lots of gravy this year!

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