Homemade tomato pasta sauce
I’d seen it before but being quite a landmark, I thought Will would want to see it for himself and convinced him that it was worth the side trip. We navigated ourselves from our hotel through the cobblestone streets to the hire car office where we were given the keys to a little black Fiat. It was Will’s first time driving on the other side of the road.
We made it, relatively unscathed, to the town we were searching for but our final destination eluded us. After turning the wrong way down yet another street Will had just about reached his tether so we parked the car, taking a photo of it and the street name like Hansel and Gretel leaving bread crumbs and set about the rest of our journey on foot with an old school paper tourist map to guide us. We eventually happened upon a news stand and in my very basic Italian I asked the friendly moustached old man for directions. He enthusiastically highlighted our route and we set out again. As the crowds grew thicker we knew we were getting closer to our target.
- 5kg roma tomatoes
- ¼ cup oregano leaves (or basil) chopped
- 1 tbsp sea salt flakes
- cracked black pepper