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Fresh Tomato Sauce

Not only are the zucchini rolling in but the tomatoes have started as well. For some reason I never feel overwhelmed by the tomatoes.There is always something to do with them. It's time for a nice tomato sauce for pasta. This is another one of those non-recipes. It is very easy to make, not too heavy on the measuring, and always tastes great.
Boatload of fresh tomatoes

Fresh Tomato Sauce

1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
10-12 fresh tomatoes, quartered
fresh basil, oregano, parsley
olive oil
salt/pepper
I cooked them down to a more sauce-like consistency this time

Place onions, salt, and olive oil in skillet.  Caramelize the onions. Add garlic and saute until you start to smell it.  Add tomatoes and herbs. Continue to saute until tomatoes are to the desired consistency. Add additional fresh herbs.

That's not a blurry photo - that's just steam
Many times I'm very lazy and don't bother to skin and seed the tomatoes (this was one of those times).  You need to really just chunk the the tomatoes - no need for fussy chopping. Sometimes I don't even bother with the onions.  Sometimes I cook the tomatoes down so that they are real sauce-like.  Other times I just cook them just enough to cook off some of the juices.  All permutations of this recipe come out tasting great. It has a really nice fresh taste to it. I always look forward to the first sauce of the season and this year was no different.

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