Spaghetti with fresh tomato sauce; chard from the garden – 10 March 2012

D found a bag of “bargain” tomatoes at the Bowl for 99 cents and made them into a sauce.

He and peeled the tomatoes by dipping in boiling water, then removing the skins.

He added thyme from the garden, onions and pepper, to make the sauce.

I cut a bunch of chard from the garden and washed it up. D cut the stems and leaves (separately) into inch-ish pieces, and salted them and sauteed them in olive oil, stems starting a few minutes before leaves.

We finished up a no-knead bread, which came out of the oven just in time for dinner. It was one of the prettiest loaves we’ve made 🙂

D chose a bottle of Fatto a Mano Carignano that we got at a wine tasting at the Bowl a few months ago. We really enjoyed this. D tried to place a mysterious component of the taste, but couldn’t come up with it. I actually got a moment of lavender off the last drop.






“Fatto a mano” means “Made by hand.”

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