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Homemade Easy Spicy Winter Tomato Sauce and How to preserve it

I have made this spicy tomato sauce recently and have used it in a few recipes which will be posted soon. I call it a winter sauce because I have used tinned tomatoes, whereas in summer I would have used fresh ripe tomatoes and may be some fresh basil or fresh oregano in it. Making your own sauces from scratch is very easy, there are no preservatives and it’s much more cheaper, so here’s a good start on saving time and money.

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Pesto Mafioso from Sicily

A few days ago when I posted the Scarlet Pesto with Piperies Florinis I was planning to call it Red Pesto and google searching to see if there were other pestos with similar names I found this pesto and knew from that moment that it was something I wanted to try. Pesto alla  Trapanese or …

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Koutsomoures Savoro (Red Mullets with Savoro Sauce)

Savoro, which means sour, is a sauce which my mother used to make whenever we had fried fish such as red red mullets (μπαρμπούνι), mullets (κουτσομούρα) or other fish like bogue (γόπα) etc.  The combination of vinegar and rosemary is a method they used to preserve food back when there were no refrigerators.

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Calzone

Another thing we tried, while in Rome was Calzone. Although I had heard of calzone,  I thought it would be much smaller and  imagined it to be something like a turnover with phyllo pastry, similar to the Greek bourekia otherwise called Kaltsounia in Crete (do you see any similarities in the name?).  However, kaltsounia are …

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