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January 8, 2014

KAY'S MARINARA SAUCE....THE READING CORNER...DELICIOUS AND HEATWARMING!

Old Man Winter!
He's everywhere you look!
This was our view from The Maine House a few years ago.
Since it looks like our little New England Village everywhere in the country right now....
 
 
 
I'll just bet you have been doing a lot of this!
 

 
THE READING CORNER
Scarpetta’s Winter Table
~Patricia Cornwell
 
 
I read this book every year! It's a short read and delightfully funny! It is not a book for serious cooks, but a delicious and heartwarming tale for readers who want to test their wits, and their culinary skills, against the indomitable crime team. This is an intimate look into the personal lives of Kay Scarpetta, Pete Marino and Lucy Faranelli. The story takes place between the week of Christmas and New Year's. They put together delightfully wicked concoctions and actually find an unexpected joy!
 
While the snow continues to blanket the earth and the winds blow cold, what could be more heartwarming than a beautiful Marinara bubbling on the stove and saying, "welcome home!"
 


 
KAY'S MARINARA SAUCE
 
6 to 7 pounds fresh ripe Roma tomatoes

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 cups chopped  yellow onions

4 cloves garlic, minced

One 6-ounce can tomato paste

1/2 cup chopped fresh basil

2 to 3 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano

1 tablespoon salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

2 bay leaves

1/2 cup dry red wine

 

Peel, seed and chop the tomatoes; set aside.

 In an 8-quart Dutch oven or stockpot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic and cook for about 3 minutes, or until tender but not brown.

Stir in the chopped tomatoes and all of the remaining ingredients except the red wine; bring to a boil over medium-high heat.

Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, stirring frequently, for 20 minutes.

Stir in red wine. Cook for 30 to 35 minutes longer, or until the sauce cooks down to a thick consistency. Remove the bay leaves.
 
 

2 comments:

  1. This sounds delicious!

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    1. Hi Beth! It is delicious....a good vegetarian supper! Please continue to share your favorite books...love them all!

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