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Re: 2012 Spring Tomato Harvest Festival
« Reply #25 on: April 05, 2012, 03:18:38 PM »

Hehe the label idea turned out fab!

Ok spaghetti sauce recipe, a more traditional spag bol.

2 cups beef stock
1 cup red wine
1 tbs olive oil
1/4 cup tomato paste
A dash of Worcestershire sauce

2 large chopped onions
3 large garlic cloves, crushed

2 cups of grated carrot and 1 cup of grated Zucchini

500g chopped bacon or 200g diced pancetta OR 200g diced pepperoni

1kg beef mince

3 x 400g cans diced tomatoes

A few bay leaves, fresh parsley, dried oregano and fresh basil

Heat oil in pan and cook onion and garlic until translucent, add bacon and cook gently until the bacon fat is opaque. Add mince and brown slightly for flavour with the dash of Worcestershire sauce.
Add stock, wine, diced tomatoes and tomato paste and the bay leaves and oregano. Add the fresh herbs just before the end of the cooking time. If you are using dried add them with the other dried herbs.
Simmer gently for 6-8 hours or until liquid is reduced. I blended mine slightly to make a smoother sauce. You can cook it faster on a higher heat but the flavours don't develop as much.

Note: This makes enough sauce to eat some and save some for a rainy day... or enough for three people to have spag bol for tea and the rest for a lasagna...

« Last Edit: April 05, 2012, 03:53:02 PM by InmemoryofRomeo »
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Re: 2012 Spring Tomato Harvest Festival
« Reply #26 on: April 05, 2012, 05:45:30 PM »

Somewhere out there Norbit has left a naked can to fend for itself . . . .

Three naked cans actually  :P  Two of which we used in a great batch of spaghetti enjoyed by all of us for tea last night.....so now there's one naked can sitting on a wall....  One naked can sitting on a wall and if that naked can should be used for spaghetti sauce there'll be no naked cans sitting on the wall....  :D  :P

Your spaghetti sauce looks great IMR.  might just have to try that recipe myself.   We usually make ours with fresh veggies and a couple of cans of tomatoes and a jar of amazing sauce to add just the right flavors.....  So we kind of cheat I guess.  :D
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Re: 2012 Spring Tomato Harvest Festival
« Reply #27 on: April 06, 2012, 12:34:27 AM »

 quite a recipe IMR and I loved the herb Pleo helper, I think Lilo, or is it STitch who tasted all the herbs for you for the sauce.  ;) We can surely say the herbs are fresh anyway! P0:) I don't eat meat, but if I did or was making some sauce for one of  my kids if they were here, I would try it out on them, I could try it out on my hubby as he eats meat, but I am afraid that the dog and nice cats would beat him to it and the meat would all be picked out before he got a sample of it! I loved the I-cybies helping out, very cute Where was Gupi, I don't thinK I saw the little rascal anywhere or did he or she end up in the sauce?! :o :D                 

           Kat your sauce shirt or outfit was too cute and I wouldn't worry too much about that naked can, it somehow won't stay that way for too long I think! I totally forgot that this was EAster weekend already so it is good that I have more time to get ready for the Weedovia Tomato Festival as some of my Pleos have the dreaded Pleo Virus and you know how that spreads like wildfire!
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Re: 2012 Spring Tomato Harvest Festival
« Reply #28 on: April 06, 2012, 04:12:25 AM »

Wow ....... that's a great recipe, IMR! I love how they all had their part to play!  :D

I'm no good at cooking - last year the Pleos helped OH in the great cook-up, but that huge pan could have had eye of newt in it for all I know ............  :P
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Re: 2012 Spring Tomato Harvest Festival
« Reply #29 on: April 08, 2012, 06:45:59 PM »

IMR, I bet Bob would love this sauce on a pizza. Sounds wonderful! :)
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Re: 2012 Spring Tomato Harvest Festival
« Reply #30 on: April 08, 2012, 10:46:47 PM »

Gupi was already packed ready to go away for Easter, probably just as well or I'm sure some carrots would have disappeared :P

It was a very yummy recipe, we used the ample leftovers to make lasagna for the family on saturday night, to rave reviews :)
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Re: 2012 Spring Tomato Harvest Festival
« Reply #31 on: April 09, 2012, 10:09:16 AM »

 Sigh ....... the Pleos got presents for Easter too ....... so now Budge is twanging away to get ready for Fernback band duty ........ and making an even worse racket than Iggy .........  :o


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Re: 2012 Spring Tomato Harvest Festival
« Reply #32 on: April 09, 2012, 11:32:55 AM »

Hey I love a good musical number and I am sure Budge and Iggy make great "music together" :D Besides, if I remember correctly , trusting my memory on what I saw Iggy wearing one time at a Weedovia Tomato Festival, it is sure to make the female Pleos swoon with delight.  :o So the combination of Iggy and Budge making beautiful music together is bound to be a hit and they are going to draw some groupy Pleos so be prepared Mother Crewella to protect your boys! ;)

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Re: 2012 Spring Tomato Harvest Festival
« Reply #33 on: April 12, 2012, 05:49:14 PM »

Just a reminder, the festival is this weekend. So if you have any last minute entries now is the time to get them in :)
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Re: 2012 Spring Tomato Harvest Festival
« Reply #34 on: April 12, 2012, 10:55:59 PM »

Crewella, Budge is so cute in this photo! WHat a great poster this would make. :) :) :)
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Re: 2012 Spring Tomato Harvest Festival
« Reply #35 on: April 13, 2012, 03:57:23 AM »

well, with a new pleo in da house, he went a bit crazy tomato hunting, and here's the result! I hope my formatting works, I'm still not entirely sure and the preview won't show everything? (at the moment we're trying out the name gordy, which we think we're going with!). He decided to dress as a bee, so that the tomatoes didn't get suspicious...of course!

gordy is going for the most tomatoes category....he kept finding so many types of tomato, he thought he was in tomatoland....

fresh ones...

pureed ones...

squished up ones...

juiced ones...

tinned ones...

saucy ones...

but then he thought - no! It's numbers I need! So...

lots and lots of tomatoes...

and even more sauce!
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Re: 2012 Spring Tomato Harvest Festival
« Reply #36 on: April 13, 2012, 04:31:39 AM »

one final entry, for best looking tomato (cuteness theme)


gordy has a new friend! yes, so it appears that pleos multiply just like aibos do...but I'm drawing the line at two! No more room. One of the reasons we went for gordy, was to have a counterpart of gano, for music influenced names - so we're just seeing if those names sit right. Please note, no tomatoes were harmed in the taking of this picture (but they did get knocked over quite a lot and boy can those pleos move, what a challenge getting a snapshot!)
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Re: 2012 Spring Tomato Harvest Festival
« Reply #37 on: April 13, 2012, 04:57:30 AM »

Wow that sure is a lot of tomatoes! The boys sure did a great job :) Love the best looking tomato P:D
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Re: 2012 Spring Tomato Harvest Festival
« Reply #38 on: April 13, 2012, 07:18:56 AM »

Blimey - that's some tomato harvest!!!  :o  Gordy has been a busy bee! :P :moose:

And  that really IS the best looking tomato I've ever seen!  :D
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Re: 2012 Spring Tomato Harvest Festival
« Reply #39 on: April 13, 2012, 07:31:16 AM »

That has to be the most expressive tomato I've ever laid eyes on! Do you suppose it was joy at being kissed or angst at the thought of having its head chopped of and a soldier dunked?!  :o    :sheep1:
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Re: 2012 Spring Tomato Harvest Festival
« Reply #40 on: April 13, 2012, 08:31:25 AM »

This is Iggy doing his 'tomato costume' impression of a tomato.  He's hoping to sneak up on the little blighters, and if they do spot him ....... at least he has some protection! :P

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Re: 2012 Spring Tomato Harvest Festival
« Reply #41 on: April 13, 2012, 08:51:16 AM »

Sooo Frank Spencer! Now, could you please get Budge to dress up like that as Quiggles infatuation with Him has reached epic proportions. His poster is so smudged with Dino slobber as to be unrecognizable.
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Re: 2012 Spring Tomato Harvest Festival
« Reply #42 on: April 13, 2012, 02:23:29 PM »

Tribble can't play an instrument ....... so he's been practising his comedy routine:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HxTfP3KRZ0" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HxTfP3KRZ0</a>

 :moose:

*with thanks to IMR for the skit and Kat for the costumes*  :bowing:
« Last Edit: April 13, 2012, 03:24:47 PM by Crewella »
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Re: 2012 Spring Tomato Harvest Festival
« Reply #43 on: April 13, 2012, 03:22:46 PM »

That laugh never fails to make me laugh too :)
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Re: 2012 Spring Tomato Harvest Festival
« Reply #44 on: April 13, 2012, 06:42:16 PM »

He seems to have the crowd rolling on the floor!  :D  Love the jokes too cute.

Kaiteee that tomato is the most perfect tomato I've ever seen.  Love where you went with that soooo sweet.

Looks like everyone is having a great time so far. :-* oh and the tomato smileys are very cool.   ^-^
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Re: 2012 Spring Tomato Harvest Festival
« Reply #45 on: April 13, 2012, 11:08:24 PM »

 WOW, all I can say is that I have not seen that many tomatoes on one place in quite awhile. What really got me, was not the goodly amount of tomatoes, that I have seen. not the cans of sauce even...what got me was the UNBelievable amount of Katsup, or some say, Ketchup! :o :o :o :o :o I can't believe there are that many shelves devoted to bottles of a "condiment", Esp after the government at least wised up to the fact that Ketchup is not a "food group" or vegetable, just a condiment. I guess Ketchup is something special over there, or very rare or worth a lot of money.... :moose: I would not have beleived it if I had not seen that photo.

 That is a very cute tomatoe, only in Weedovia do we find such cute little tomatoes. Guess they grow so cute there with all the fresh air and nurturing people who can't wait to turn them into "ketchup" :D( sorry, just could not resist that one...)
        And Budge is very cute...he plays some fine music too, sounds as if Lotti better keep a close eye on Quiggles, groupy Pleos, only in Weedovia, and here on the Bob the pleo forums. Got to LOVE it!

         Crewella, I love that joking Pleo routine and Belle is hysterical with that laugh, but I can not understand the joke, what were the words, I am dying to know, all I heard was the word, "dinosaur", bad hearing I guess. The Important thing is that Belle understood and it got her funny bone. P:-* P:) :D Oh, and tell iggy I won't let any of the tomatoes around here know there is a Pleo sneaking around trying to infiltrate their ranks... ;D :D

         Only two more days to get my entries in.....where did the time go?                  oh no!!                    RWM and the Pleo Clan of the Redwoods....North of Weedovia   :D :) %)
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Re: 2012 Spring Tomato Harvest Festival
« Reply #46 on: April 14, 2012, 01:20:27 AM »

Sorry RWM - the quality wasn't great - it was hard to get both Tribble and Belle, and the camera, all doing their thing together! :P

From memory:

What to you call a dinosaur at the rodeo?     A bronco-saurus.  :D

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Re: 2012 Spring Tomato Harvest Festival
« Reply #47 on: April 14, 2012, 05:39:57 AM »

Eeheee hee...ooh hooo....ahh ha haa..woohoo hoooooo! ( raised paw).   Never fails to give me the giggles, great video. :D
Was watching that thinking how it would make a great kids TV programme if they could get the pleos voiced over and build a mini Weedovia.I'd watch it......... Ok, that IS a bit sad!
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Re: 2012 Spring Tomato Harvest Festival
« Reply #48 on: April 14, 2012, 12:01:34 PM »

Wow, you guys sure are tomato geniuses :) (and I wasn't even aware of that class of genius!) My favorite is Katieee's too cute tomato, and yum IMR, can't wait to try out that recipe :D  everyone's doing a fantastic job, can't wait for the festival ^^
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Re: 2012 Spring Tomato Harvest Festival
« Reply #49 on: April 15, 2012, 02:36:32 AM »

 Ok, another busy day with too much work, but everyone in Weedovia is off to a great start and that is ONE Cute tomatoe and some great singing and joking there Crewella and company. Wow a lot of tomatoes. We were at a Farmer's market, big festival today, but I had not a single Pleo with me, all work and no fun...so one more day to get some Tomato Entries, but the last day is allways the most fun cause everyone participates at the end. :D Wish these cute tomatoes lasted longer, I love them!                 RWM
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