Pizza or pasta?

Who doesn’t love a good pasta with a nice, rich sauce. But don’t forget about one of pizza’s unsung heroes, red sauce! We put so much focus on the toppings, which no doubt are delicious, but without sauce everything else would be a rather dry and frankly not as exciting affair.

Growing paste tomatoes is ideal for those who want plenty of tomatoes all season long from early to mid-fall.

San Marzano — the iconic fruit that’s the main ingredient in Italian sauces— is a perfect example of a paste tomato, their skin is thin and easy to peel and they’re sweet and slightly acidic, a perfect balance in flavors.



Slow-roasted Tomatoes

Paste tomatoes are the perfect for slow roasting ,and couldn’t be simpler to make: Slice length-wise, place them on top of a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle salt and pepper. Want to add more flavors? Add some spices to taste. Roast at 275° for about 4-5 hours. Enjoy throughout the winter months by freezing them.