It has been a very long hot summer on the farm so this year my roma tomato crop was a very small. Nonetheless, I secured some beautiful ruby red roma tomato’s from a local market and went about making many, many jars of passata. Being the first day of autumn and raining outside (finally!), it was the perfect atmosphere to be making passata for my many winter dishes. Of course what is a day in the kitchen without the wonderful company of my beautiful neighbour Rita from My Father’s Table! We blanched, chopped, squished and boiled our way through the day and ended up with 65 jars of passata for our two families. It was to my families delight that the day ended with fresh pasta with garlic, basil and passata.