Salsa Di Pomodoro

I love having a few bottles of Salsa Di Pomodoro in my fridge. It means when I don’t have time I have pasta sauce ready to go. And it can be used for making casseroles or adding to a curry in a hurry.

Salsa Di Pomodoro

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You may recall that my watch stopped working last year? Instead of getting the model one up from mine, I opted to wait for the arrival of the newer one. The importers got the stock on the Friday before we closed for our annual shutdown. On the Monday, the gentleman I was dealing with sent me an email with photos of the watches. I was sure that the colour on the internet was not ‘true’. And I also wanted to see how the two sparkly straps I had, would match the watch surround. The rose gold one I have is more peach than pink and it clashed with my old device. On the Tuesday he and I discussed which colour would be best and even though I would have liked the purple one, the black was most suitable. An invoice was generated and payment was made.

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I expected the watch to be delivered the following day but December madness had struck. The overnight delivery was still at the airport in Johannesburg. It finally arrived on the Thursday, a couple of hours before we closed up for our holiday. I took it out of the box, put it on, and waited until I got home to play around with the settings. I have a purple watch face to at least have some colour. And both my rose gold and charcoal Swarovski straps look great with the black surround. The best part however was being able to track my sleep. And to monitor how many calories I burnt while training. It has some great features, like a home button when you are out for a walk, so that you can make your way back to where you started. Would you have waited for the newer model?

Salsa Di Pomodoro


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Salsa Di Pomodoro

Make large batches so you always have this pasta sauce to hand
Recipe Category: Italian, Sauces
Makes enough for: 500 mls
All Rights Reserved: An original recipe from Lavender and Lime


  • 15 mls olive oil
  • 1 small onion, peeled, cut in half and diced
  • 1 large clove garlic, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 rib celery, diced
  • 1 small carrot, peeled and diced
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper to season
  • 60 mls red wine
  • 400 g tinned tomatoes, lightly crushed
  • 5 mls dried Italian mixed herbs
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 0.625 mls xylitol


  • Place the olive oil into a pot that has a lid, and heat over a medium temperature
  • Add the onions and sauté until soft
  • Add the garlic, celery and carrot, season generously and sauté until the carrot has softened
  • Add the wine and increase the temperature to allow the wine to boil for a few minutes
  • Add the tomatoes, herbs, bay leaf, and xylitol
  • Season again, place the lid on and reduce the temperature
  • Leave to simmer for 30 minutes, then remove the lid and simmer for another 30 minutes
  • Remove the bay leaf and set aside to cool slightly
  • Blend until smooth then place into sterilized glass jars
  • Put the lids on straight away and leave to cool before refrigerating
  • Use as needed, within 3 months


See this post on how I sterilize my glass jars.
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18 thoughts on “Salsa Di Pomodoro

  1. it’s always nice to have some homemade stuff in the pantry or fridge. Nice to wait for the latest model of watch. I need a new phone but I think I’ll get a not-so-latest one as it will be a lot cheaper!:=)

  2. Hi Tandy, this looks like a great pasta sauce recipe. Thanks. As for watches, I don’t wear one, but if I relate it to a cell phone, I would probably have taken the one they had earlier provided it had the features I wanted. I would only wait for something I very particularly wanted. I am always in a rush to get things done.

  3. as you know, I’m not much of a tomato fan, but i don’t mind it in things like tomato relish. Call me weird 🙂 I like to make a tomato and capsicum relish, which is very tasty. Great to make your own!

  4. Your sauce looks delicious Tandy. I generally only make pasta sauce when I can buy tomatoes cheap at the height of the season, but that seems a thing of the past here now. It’s just as economical to make it from inexpensive tinned tomatoes. This looks like it has heaps of flavour. I like that it has red wine in it.

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