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Pasta al pomodoro

Trying out different variations of tomato recipes, in preparation for (hopefully) ALL those tomatoes that our garden will soon provide. Last week, we made marinara sauce. Tonight, I tried Pomodoro sauce. The ingredients are similar, however, Pomodoro sauce tends not to be blended.

So here we go.

Ingredients (2 servings)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 onion, finely chopped
2 garlic gloves, minced
1 (14-ounce) can tomatoes, not drained (I ended up cutting the tomato piece very fine)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon raw sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
approximately 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped
approximately 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped

Preparation:
1. Heat olive oil in sauce pan. Add onion and garlic, approximately 5 minutes, until onion is translucent. Add the tomatoes plus juice, simmer for 15 minutes.
2. Add lemon juice and spices including herbs and simmer for an additional 15 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare pasta according to package direction.
3. Serve sauce over pasta with freshly grated Reggiano cheese. Enjoy.

Pomodoro sauce

Pomodoro sauce

Pasta al pomodoro

Pasta al pomodoro

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Homemade Pizza

While I really love olives and mushrooms on my pizza, Hans does not like either on pizza. Luckily, I have found other ingredients we both like…and now we can share the joy of making pizza together and being able to consume the super-yummy result together.

Pizza dough
see recipe under: https://ourfunstuff.wordpress.com/2014/01/13/homemade-pizza-dough/

Pizza sauce
see recipe under: https://ourfunstuff.wordpress.com/2014/01/16/perfect-pizza-sauce-accidental-find/

Toppings:
1/2 green pepper, sliced
2-3 tomatoes from the vine, sliced and seeded
fresh basil leaves, cut into thin strips
fresh oregano leaves, cut into small pieces
4 ounces goat cheese, cut into small pieces
top with additional shredded cheese (we like to use mozarella and italian shredded cheese)

Preparation:
1. Roll out the pizza dough. Spread pizza sauce on the dough leaving about 1/2 inch (or for the metric person 2 centimeters) on the edge uncovered.
2. Sprinkle with cheese. Add pepper and tomato slices evenly on the pizza, add the goat cheese, basil, and oregano.
3. Bake in preheated oven at 400 F for 13 minutes (or until it looks done).

Pizza--before baking

Pizza–before baking

Pizza--after baking

Pizza–after baking

Pizza 2_before baking

 

Pizza 2 after baking

Pizza with goat cheese