Who knew that life would get in the way of me posting about it till July?!!
In amongst being Mumma to 5 boys, who knew I would be busy?!!
Last year we made our sauce on Bruny Island - you can read about that here.
This year we made the sauce at Matthew & Sadie's place in amongst the film crew for the upcoming Third series of the Gourmet Farmer. One of the episodes will be about this day.
Our Sauce Making.
Five families & THIRTEEN children.
It is a guarantee for a busy but great day.
We have already made plans for the location for next years sauce making- yet another fabulous Tassie location.
And then maybe..... just maybe we might just get those Taswegians over the Strait here to Melbourne!
What ties this group together is a yearning to slow life down a little.
To pare back to the essentials.
To simplify things.
To take away the additives and the unnecessary ingredients and put back in the REAL.
But this doesn't just apply to food, it applies more broadly to life and certainly to childhood.
So.... once again we gathered.
The kids played, proving that last years happy gathering between 12 children aged between 12 & 1 was no accident.
The kids worked hard, keen to be involved, chopping, separating, asking questions, chatting, stirring & in between playing, climbing, running.
I love that our kids will grow up remembering this event every year.
I love that each year despite all these families very different and very busy lives that we stop, and gather as a community and share.
It wouldn't be the same without our lovely friends- we are looking forward to next year already..... Sadie, Matthew & Hedley; Emma, Ross & Felix; Jane, Ian & Remy, Ella, Will & Charlie; Leonie, Nick & Tilla & Wilkie, and of course my family; Guy & our crew ...Jasper, Max, Oscar, Gus & Archie.
I'll let the photos tell the rest of the story...... I tried REALLY REALLY hard to edit and mostly I failed ....so this is an epically long photo story.
What can I say? I LOVE to share......
Feel free to look away!
And there you have it....
this years Tomato sauce...
or as we like to call it "Dead Horse".
TOMATO SAUCE RECIPE:
This year we made two different sauces.
By sauce I am not talking about Passata here- but the kind of sauce you slather on your sausages.
There was a recipe from Sadie's family and one from Nick's.
The one I am sharing with you is Nick's great great grandfathers...from 1933!!!