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Pauly's Pasta Sauce

Pauly's step by step photo gallery starts from picking the tomatoes off of the vine all the way to ready to eat!!

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    This is our tomato picking foursome!! From left it's me, my mom, my grandma, and my grandpa. PS - You should listen to my podcast as you look at these photos so you can hear me describing the whole process. You can listen to my podcast here: http://www.kiss1067.com/pages/PaulyPodcast.html.
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    Not a great tomato season this year.. you can see a lot of green and a lot of rotten ones in there.
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    There are plenty of good ones too.. you just have to look a little bit harder.
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    My 89 year-old grandfather still goes out into the field on his own to pick tomatoes.. amazing.
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    My mom helping out :)
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    A good hour of work later.. we've got a trunk full of ripe and ready to cook tomatoes!!
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    Back at the house.. we dump all the tomatoes into a sink full of water, rinse & wash, and then cut and chop them up into small pieces
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    Small pieces like this
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    Once you've filled the whole pot.. it goes on the stove with high heat.
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    It's starts as just tomato chunks.. but one day that will be the sauce on your pasta
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    Once you're starting to see something that resembles tomatoe sauce instead of tomatoe chunks in your pot.. you head up to the garden to pick some fresh basil and parsley
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    You want it to get to look like this after an hour or so
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    A close-up
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    Now you gotta get down in there and turn and stir those tomatoes around.. the high heat will burn them if you don't keep turning
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    Now back to the kitchen.. add a good handful of salt
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    That basil & parsley we picked
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    Dump it in there..
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    Now stir it in good (this makes your house and kitchen smell AMAZING!!)
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    Now give it another hour or so until it looks like this.. now you're ready to can.
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    Fill a small pot with water and turn the heat up pretty high so you can let the jars get hot before you poor that hot liquid in them
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    You also want to heat up your lids and twist tops
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    A funnel helps too.. poor it in there
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    Get a tight seal and sooner than later you'll have jars full of sauce!! PS - In my podcast I'll continue explaining what the next steps are after this. How you take the stuff from this jar and get it on your pasta. You can hear that here http://www.kiss1067.com/pages/PaulyPodcast.html