It's been 12 years since I was last involved in a Passata Day. I tried to organise bulk tomatoes when I was first in central Australia, but it was just too hard, and too expensive. However, while on the hunt for daikon radishes in Alice Springs I came upon a fruit and veg wholesaler who was prepared to get me boxes and boxes (8 X 16kg in total) of beautiful ripe sauce tomatoes.
So yesterday was Passata Day.
We were a bit nervous about our number of bottles, the weather.. many things to be concerned about... but it happened, and joyful it was. And we ended up with over 100 bottles of beautiful red passata. Recipe to come.