Homemade Tomato Sauce

12-15 fresh tomatoes (I used Roma)
2 tablespoons olive oil
cloves garlic1 med onions, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano leaves
1-2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves ( your preference)
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tsp salt ( optional )
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 small can of tomato paste {optional; use if your sauce is not thick enough for you}

First we are going to remove the skins.  Get a pot of water boiling and prepare an ice bath {a large bowl  filled with ice and water}.


Zucchini Bread

A delicious, easy-to-make, moist zucchini bread recipe, with freshly grated zucchini my friend gave me from his garden.

Preheat oven to 350F


3 cups shredded zucchini (2 to 3 medium)
1 2/3 cups sugar
2/3 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla
4 eggs
3 cups  all-purpose or whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground gingerbread spice or 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg,or 1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup coarsely chopped nuts


 Grease bottoms only of 2 (8x4-inch) loaf pans or 1 (9x5-inch) loaf pan or  a bundt pan ( I didnt have a loaf pan) with shortening or cooking spray.