a good start: cut an X in the bottom of the tomatoes and cut out off the top; parboil the tomatoes in boiling water for about 1 to 2 minutes OR until the skin starts to curl. Cool off in ice water. Remove the skin from the tomatoes.
fresh ingredients from the garden
the eggplant is peel and cut into chunks. sprinkle with salt and let it drain in a colander for 30 minutes.
5 small eggplant, prepared as shown above
2 medium onions, coarsely chopped
4 sweet Italian peppers, seeded and cut into chunks
1 yellow, red or orange pepper, cut in cubes
3 tomatoes, prepared as shown above
6-8 garlic cloves, sliced
1/2 cup olive oil
8-10 fresh basil leaves, rough chop
fresh ground black pepper
Put all ingredients into the crockpot.
Cover and cook on high for about 45 minutes. Lower temperature to low and continue to cook for 6 hours.
the finished product; serve with brown rice or any other whole grain