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Last month my husband Patrick and I traveled to San Diego — a short trip to celebrate our 3rd anniversary. I have traveled all over California, but had never made it to San Diego, the city of perfect weather. We had some sun, and that’s when I whipped out my camera and took a few [...]
… and neither was our garden.
The organic garden we just installed is not exactly as I had dreamed it would be when we bought our house, but its a work in progress. It has given me plenty of ideas of what would make gardening easier and ultimately more fun. I’ll have to wait a little while before I start adding major landscape elements though. For now I am happy to have just a little plot of land to dig in and put down roots.
Starting to take shape
Here’s a little recipe to get you dreaming about fresh Roma tomatoes.
Fresh Tomato Sauce
- 1 Tbsp good olive oil
- 1/2 small red onion, diced
- 4 Tbsp garlic, minced
- 6 fresh basil leaves, cut into chiffonade
- 3 Tbsp red wine
- 28 oz. of fresh Roma (plum) tomatoes
- Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper
Heat the oil in a pot over medium heat (do not use a non-stick pan). Add the onion and garlic and cook until the onions are translucent about 5-7 minutes. Deglaze with red wine and add the tomatoes crushing them with the back of a wooden spoon or with your hands as you add them. Season with salt and pepper to taste and add the basil leaves. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer for a bout 20 – 25 minutes. Adjust the seasoning if needed.
Makes 3 cups. You can freeze this sauce for up to 6 months.
Posted in catherine's favorite things, organic garden, recipes
Tagged Austin, Catherine Kenyon, cook with a view, garden, Heirloom, organic, Organic Garden, Roma, Rome, Tomato, Tomato Sauce
So it’s been 19 days since my last post, ‘what gives‘ you might ask? Well since this is a blog about my exploration of health and wellness, and it includes the good, the bad and the ugly, I will tell you what’s been going on.
Over the last two months I’ve been experiencing some changes to my nest, and I don’t know about you, but change sends me into a place where I should pay MORE attention to my overall health and wellness. Change in one area of my life usually has a ripple effect on the other areas – exercise, my food choices, sleep patterns and the list goes on. Well these last couple of months I haven’t been exercising, I definitely have been eating way too much fat and sugar (and boy have I seen the ugly side of sugar) and my sleep has been effected. Change if I’m not careful (and I haven’t been) digs into the things I love like cooking, writing and living life to its fullest.
I have been shooting pictures and documenting the organic garden (a new blog on the garden will be out in a couple days) as well as documenting the food I have managed to cook lately. It’s important to focus on the positives – what I have been doing vs. the negatives – what I haven’t been doing.
So I leave you with these beautiful images to enjoy, and these few thoughts:
- There’s never a better time than today to make a change.
- Change happens one step at a time.
- So what if you’ve fallen off the bike, pick yourself up (check for broken bones) then get right back on there because today is a new day!
The Spanish Steps in April, Rome Italy 2010
Posted in food for thought, organic garden
Tagged Catherine Kenyon, exercise, Fat, food choices, Health, Italy, Organic Garden, Rome, sleep patterns, Spanish Steps, Spring, sugar, Wellness