Morning Ritual


Photo A Day – Day 2 Morning Ritual! I am so not a morning person, so before anything else gets done, coffee is my TOP priority! :)

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Knowing how to make a fresh tomato sauce is a great basic recipe to have in your cooking repertoire  you can use it as the base for so many other recipes and it is something you could do in advance and either store in the fridge or freezer, for when you need it. If you blend this recipe after cooking you can also use it as an alternative to store-bought tomato sauce.

This recipe for my Fresh Homemade Tomato Sauce will make quite a large quantity, which is perfect to store for later use, which you can use on your homemade pizza base or when preparing a quick easy weekday pasta dish. I have used chilli’s in this recipe if you would like to make it suitable for small children simply leave them out.

Fresh Tomato Sauce

Ingredients for the Fresh Tomato Sauce

  • 1 tin large plumb tomatoes in their juice (or 2 smaller tins)
  • 15ml tomato paste
  • 2 -3 garlic cloves(crushed or finely chopped)
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh or dried oregano (If fresh then chop finely)
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh or dried basil (If fresh then chop finely)
  • 2 tsp. chilli paste or 2 small chilli’s (chopped finely)
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • A splash of balsamic vinegar

In a large saucepan heat a tablespoon of olive oil and then add your garlic, chilli and herbs; sauté over a medium heat for 1-2 minutes. Then add the tin of whole… Continue reading


Day 2 of our count down and cherries are once again the subject! In my mind they are a such a big part of  Christmas and so traditional, their vibrant colour makes them perfect to photograph and they are so yummy to eat! Do not leave me alone with a punnet of cherries – who needs chocolate, I would rather have fresh cherries any day! I could not resist these, as their stalks were still joined!

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