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On Sunday, I managed to get a batch of Vicki's* Roasted Tomato Sauce in the oven -- the first in a long while.


I used tomatoes, garlic & onions from our CSA along with rosemary, Italian parsley, basil, and celery that I grew from the starter plants I purchased from them a few months ago.


The way that recipe goes, it's all popped in the oven for 25 minutes, stirred and roasted for another :25, stirred again and roasted for :45. It's the perfect recipe for multi-tasking because... it's not cookies or a cake. Twenty-five, schwenty-five, it doesn't matter that much if the timer dings it's reminder for :05 or :10 more. I love me some char! I blended it a little with my hand-held and stuck it in the freezer for later... I am tasting it in a lasagna in January.

Over the weekend, I finished the second-to-last row of Hexie Love!


Some of these randomly plucked crocheted circles are from very early days of this project, when my crochet/counting ability was a little wonky, to say the least. It makes me laugh when I pull one of those out of the bag! So this one was re-done -- twice, actually, because apparently I'm still challenged even in the late days of this project!




I can almost smell that tomato sauce!


That sauce looks SO good, and I love those hexies, especially the ones you've shown up close!


I, too, am smelling (and tasting...as I drool) that sauce. And your hexies! I can't believe you are finishing that project. What fun!


Mmm, I'm betting your house smelled really good while that sauce was roasting!


I make your roasted tomato sauce every year . . . at least once! :-) And I love your blanket. Embrace the wonky, I say. :-)

Robin Fremer

Roasted tomatoes look fabulous. That's basically how I make my sauce- add a bit of allspice and nutmeg to mine.
Final row of Hexies that calls for a celebration!


homemade tomato sauce and more hexie love ... still making me smile - and I know you are, too!


Sauce looks so good. So to confirm, do you leave the skins on the tomatoes? I love reading your blog...always so interesting.

Caffeine Girl

Oh my gosh! What a bad time to get behind in my blog reading. Prairie du Sac isn't far from Madison! If you're in that area again, we'll have to meet up. But tomorrow we are driving Up North for a little getaway, so I can't zip up there on Sunday.


I was inspired to use your recipe yesterday. My first success with homemade marinara. Pretty before, tasty after!

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