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Recipe For Tomato Pasta Sauce — 37 Comments

  1. I do the same thing! Glad to hear it’s not only me. Love the sound of this!

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    • I find the tasting a bit addictive actually 🙂

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  2. Since I’m not really a wonderful cook, just an ordinary one, I taste, just to make sure it is accpetable and hopr it might be delicious 🙂
    *hugs*

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    • I am sure your food is delicious!

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  3. The tomato sauce looks lovely. I must admit I never taste!! If I am at friends and they ask me to taste, I always refuse (or burn my tongue!!)

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    • Wow Pink, I cannot resist tasting all the time, even at friends 😉

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  4. A simple tomato sauce which I love! 😉 yum!

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    • thanks Sophie 🙂

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  5. A good tomato sauce can form the basis of so many wonderful meals! I know what you mean about the tasting too, but if we don’t taste as we go, the finished dish wouldn’t be quite right.. 🙂

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    • well, that is my excuse as well 😉

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  6. I have to say, not much puts me off eating! If I’m having a big party or meal and I’ve been cooking all day it sometimes puts me off (but only a little 😉 ) Love the sauce recipe, it’s pretty much how I make mine too!

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    • I think this is a basic recipe most of us use 🙂

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  7. I sometimes do that too! It is easy to have a taste, then another, then another. Just tom make sure it is right you understand. A classic tomato sauce is always great on pasta & mine is very similar to yours except I add lots of fresh basil instead of dried herbs. Lots of wine too. Yum!

    Jac
    Tinned Tomatoes
    no matter what wordpress tries to call me. I need a lesson

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    • I add fresh basil as well when I can get it! I think you should migrate your blog to wordpress and then it will know who you are LOL! Hope you are well and I must see why you are not showing up in my reader. It has got confused somewhere. Have a super weekend 🙂

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  8. I sometimes do that too! It is easy to have a taste, then another, then another. Just tom make sure it is right you understand. A classic tomato sauce is always great on pasta & mine is very similar to yours except I add lots of fresh basil instead of dried herbs. Lots of wine too. Yum!

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  9. I don’t think I taste enough when I cook, I really should do more! Lovely simple recipe too 🙂

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    • It is a habit of mine to taste all the time 🙂

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  10. I think a good tomato sauce is such an accomplishment. It looks so vividly beautiful and thick and is only made through time and patience 🙂

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    • thank you Lorraine – I have to admit that this photo was a hasty one as the smell was so good, I had to eat the pasta straight away 🙂

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  11. Haha I totally understand your secret – my mum is constantly scowling when I say I am way to full for dinner on cookies 😉
    But not a dinner like yours!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    • some nights I would prefer the taste testing to be cookies 🙂

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  12. I usually test-taste as I’m cooking, and then one last time just before dishing-up. Flavours can often change quickly due to evaporation, so tasting is something everyone should do, imo. This sauce looks perfect for so many things, including for pizza sauce — maybe reduced a slight bit more than for what’s used on pasta. Great article, Tandy!

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    • Thanks Misky, and now you have given me an idea for another post – I need to make pizza!

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  13. I always taste test because I never measure anything it is a dash of I I I I always taste my food as it is cooking as I never measure it is and a dash of that. However, I am sure it is difficult to resist this sauce smelling it simmer all day over the stove I would have a guilty secret as well.

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    • I ate a few tablespoon fulls every now and then, ‘just to make sure’. I also cook with dashes and splashes 🙂

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  14. That past sauce sounds really good, and much better than the bought kind. Thanks for the recipe, Tandy. There are certain ingredients which need replenishing far too often, because I eat them whilst I’m cooking. eg: cheese, nuts, seeds, dried fruit etc. 😉

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    • Dave also eats a lot of nuts 🙂

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  15. I am equally as guilty with the taste testing Tandy! Actually I find it strange that some people don’t do this.
    🙂 Mandy

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    • I see so many chefs on TV not tasting and I wonder how on earth they know if the seasoning is right?

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  16. I sometimes find I’ve tasted so much I don’t need to eat! 🙂

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    • often the case with me too 🙂

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  17. I think many of us share your secret, which is one the great pleasures of cooking and without which great cooking cannot occur:)

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    • that is without a doubt true 🙂

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  18. As a chef, I know exactly what you are talking about, often I don’t even have a proper meal for days as I am so busy taste testing everything going on.

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    • I think a good chef has to taste test all the time 🙂

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  19. Tandy, your guilty secret makes me feel better because so do I 🙂 Tomato sauce: what would I do without it? When the children were young- and way too choosy- I used to put in courgettes and peppers so that when the sauce was pureed the children would not notice the veg going in! I have a vat of it in the fridge right now, but it does not include the red wine or red wine vinegar. Time to go off and make a new experimental batch. Thanks!

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    • That is such a clever way of getting your kids to eat vegetables. I used to do the same when I made mince as Dave’s kids are not big veggie eaters 🙂

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