This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

pizza with tomato sauce

tomato machine puree
pizza pizza 2
grilling pizza serving pizza
We have a convenient tomato processor that separates the skins and seeds from tomato juice and pulp. We add quartered tomatoes to the hopper and crank them through. The skin and seeds come out one side and the pulp comes out the other.

We ran about 25 big tomatoes through the tomato machine and make a nice batch of puree, which we simmered about an hour to make a nice sauce for pizza. We used a bit of this and froze the rest in baggies.

Almost everything is better grilled - pizza too! I cheat on the dough and pick up premade from Bertucci's. Then layer on fresh garlic, olive oil, tomato sauce, basil leaves, sliced tomatoes, onions and some salt. Add mozzarella and goat cheese. Grill over a hot hardwood charcoal fire on pizza stones.

Aaahh! Delicious!

Solanum lycopersicum
Skippy's vegetable recipes



Anonymous Patrick said...

Wow! Grilled pizza with garden vegetables. That looks really tasty!

September 08, 2007 5:14 PM

Blogger . . . Lisa and Robb . . . said...

What's the name of that tomatoe processing machine? I'd love to try to find one.

February 26, 2010 11:39 PM

Blogger . . . Lisa and Robb . . . said...

Dag nabbit! I can't believe how I spelled tomato!

February 26, 2010 11:40 PM

Blogger kathy said...

You definelty need a spell checkr!

The gadget is called a tomato press, in case you want to google and compare brands and prices. Here are some links I found:
Williams Sonoma
Napa Style (this one looks like mine)

February 27, 2010 3:48 PM


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