Alas, it’s FINALLY Spring time – although the chilly weather suggests otherwise. It’s been way too cold for too long. I cannot wait for the temperatures to reach the 60’s – and stay that way for more than just a day or two.
I know plenty of people who are already making plans for the season, especially when it comes to their plants and gardens.
I WISH we had a yard. I’ve always dreamed of having my own vegetable garden as well as grow some fruits (berries). Sadly my yard is a 6′ x 12′ rickety old wooden balcony on the top floor.
I’ve tried to grow vegetables on my balcony but it never pans out.
I would love to grow corn, string beans, peppers, potatoes, cucumbers and lettuce – to name a few. I would grow some tomatoes too. We’re not fans of tomatoes but we do love pasta sauce and freshly made salsa. I would grow tomatoes to make my own sauce and salsa.
My mother in law used to make the best homemade pasta sauce. She didn’t use fresh tomatoes but rather canned tomato products.
One such brand is Tuttorosso Tomatoes. I’m not 100% positive but it’s possible I have seen my mother in law use this brand before. The label looks very familiar. Even my husband thinks she used this brand too.
Tuttorosso has A LOT of amazing sounding recipes on their website, www.TuttorossoTomatoes.com. Their recipes not only look very easy to make, but they also look like authentic Italian recipes, just like my mother in law used to make.
Check out this small sampling of recipes found on the Tuttorosso site.
Mmmm… they are certainly “drool worthy.”
The brand has teamed up with Ali Maffucci from Inspiralized (www.Inspiralized.com) to host a special Spring time Facebook promotion.
Ali Maffucci’s site, Inspiralized, is devoted to all things spiralizing: nutritious recipes, tips and tricks, and new ideas for home cooks. By “spiralizing” I mean using a special kitchen device, a spiralizer, to produces spiral cuts, shoestrings and vegetable “noodles” for adding new texture to pasta dishes, stir-fries and salads. For example, you can make “ribbons” out of zucchini and cook them up as if they were regular pasta. The zucchini is much more healthier for you than pasta, plus it’s lower in fat and calories.
Check out just a small sampling of the amazing recipes found on the Inspiralize website.
The Facebook promotion will run from tomorrow (March 25, 2015) through April 15, 2015. Fans have the opportunity to win weekly prizes. The prizes include;
- Spiralizers (20 per week)
- Inspiralized Book (5 per week)
- Aprons (250 per week)
In addition there is also a grand prize which consists of a Spiralizer, Inspiralized Book, Apron, Picnic Basket and Kitchen Gadgets.
The Spiralizer looks like the product (below).
For more information, or to enter, visit the Tuttorosso Tomato Facebook page, www.Facebook.com/TuttorossoTomato. Remember, the promotion doesn’t officially start until March 25th.
I have a small hand held “spiralizer” like device. I’ve been inspired to try making some zucchini “pasta” and top it off with some Tuttorosso Tomato Sauce that Tuttorosso sent me.
Tuttorosso sent me some pasta sauce, tomato paste and crushed tomatoes. I can’t wait to try them all out with upcoming recipes I plan on making.
Have you ever used Tuttorosso products? Do you have a favorite?
Have you ever spiralized vegetables? Do you have a favorite recipe?
Feel free to share your thoughts. I always love to hear from readers.
*I received a free sample pack in exchange for posting about the promotion. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced for.