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    Fresh and Simple Tomato Puree and Stewed Tomatoes

    The tomato offers its gift of fiery color and cool completeness.¬† –Pablo Neruda, Ode to Tomatoes Do you need stewed tomatoes or tomato puree for your dinner recipe? You can make either from scratch in under 30 minutes. When we moved to Ecuador in 2013, I often could not find canned tomatoes. I adapted my recipes to use fresh tomatoes instead.¬†Canned tomatoes are easier to find now but I prefer using fresh ingredients so I still make my own sauces. My favorite chili recipe calls for cans of stewed tomatoes, tomato sauce and tomato paste. I make it using only unstrained tomato puree. Thought I would share with you how…