Bountiful Harvest

 I spent the long weekend in Montreal to visit family. Here is our bountiful harvest from the garden of my Sister In Law's parents. We were amazed by the large size and abundance of these tomatoes. We harvested a bag full of them plus some fagiolini (Italian string beans). Amanda, my SIL, turned these sweet and large tomatoes into a tomato pasta sauce for our spaghetti antipasto. She learnt the recipe to make the pasta sauce from her Sicilian grandmother Maria and from her mother. For our main meal, we had barbecue ribs and she made  tomato salad with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.  It is always fun and rewarding to harvest fresh vegetables from the garden then preparing them for the family to enjoy. It is food cooked with lots of love.

 See the large size of these tomatoes.

For our antipasto, Amanda cooked the spaghetti with her homemade tomato pasta sauce. The homemade tomato pasta sauce is organic, healthy, tasted fresh and sweet. My delicious drink is half beer and half Sprite which I learnt from my brother and Amanda. 

Buon Appetito! 

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  1. Wow, marvellous. I love getting food out of the garden and on the table, it makes eating so much more marvellous :))) This looks super xx

  2. Ciao Pam!
    DELICIOUS, I love spaghetti and pomodoro!!!!
    Kisses darling!!!

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  3. Not only that but for sure healthier and better!:) Yum, Pamela, I want to go Montreal now and visit ur sis in law's parents. Im glad they got Italian roots, the sause looks so so delicious!:) The drink you made with beer and Sprite reminds me of Radler!:) Kisses! xo

  4. What a delicious meal! There's nothing better than the taste of home-grown tomatoes in a pasta sauce. This one would have been so authentic if the recipe was Sicilian.

  5. Pamela, it is so nice you came here to Montreal for the long Labour Day weekend! I absolutely love fresh garden tomatoes, and your photos here are beautiful!

  6. I'll have a serving with lots of cheese please:))

  7. Your tomatoes look really good! I only planted cherry tomatoes this year, but when I look at yours I think I will seed some bigger tomatoes next time.

    Enjoy the rest of the week!

    Madelief x

  8. What a harvest! Now THAT is a hearty home cooked meal - Mmmmmm!!! What was for dessert? :) Have a fabulous weekend, L

  9. Her garden did well! There's nothing like fresh garden vegetables.

  10. The pasta looks delicious! Spaghetti with tomato sauce and parmesan cheese is just one of my favourite Italian dishes.


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