It's amazing how everyday life can be inspiring if only we open our eyes. Coming back from the market with some plum tomatoes in my basket, I found attractive the combo red and beige. And I instantaneously built a project of a quilt with red fabric mixed with all the hues of beige, going from off-white to dark brown.
However, the purpose was not to quilt, but to prepare a tomato paste! But look how beautiful is the contrast between the red of the tomato jars and the dark brown of my old rusted saucepans!
For those who are interested, here is how I prepare my tomato paste :
I wash the tomatoes and leave them for 3mn covered with boiling water.
I peel them, cut them in four and put them in a high saucepan with salt, a little sugar and a little olive oil.
I let them boil without lid for about 1/2 hour, until the juice evaporated.
I mix and pour the sauce in glass jars, adding a little olive oil just to cover the sauce.
During summer time in Greece, the tomatoes are absolutely delicious. I love them best the simpliest way :
cut in slices with olive oil, coarse salt and oregano.
Oh! I forgot : wonderful with a slice of grilled bread rubbed with a little garlic!
Enjoy your lunch... and your stitches!