This is what I love about gardening.  Not the weeding.  Not the watering.  Not the bug bites.  It's the homemade marinara sauce.

Every summer I can't wait to make this stuff.  And you just can't do it right until you have the perfect mix of tomatoes from the garden.  Red. Yellow. Purple.  Picked at the peek of ripeness.  

Toss in two handfuls of fresh basil from the garden, a hot pepper and some parsley.  Simmer 20 minutes.  Puree. And eat!

Best pasta sauce in the world.  And well worth all the gardening, waiting and cooking.