Ever since I can remember, I have always wanted to own a magic shop. This wouldn’t be just any kind of magic shop. My magic shop would be where all the magic happening would be real. The bunny would actually disappear in the top hat. Then “magically” emerge from the hat like it had never disappeared in the first place.
When a woman is levitated, it is because of supernatural magic and not by tricky wires. She would be levitated by a magical invisible power and the same powers would gently lower her back to the altar she was “sleeping” on
In my magic shop, when a coin magically appeared behind a child’s ear, it was actually placed there using magic. Those magical powers place a coin behind the child’s ear whenever they needed money. Most of all, this coin would be worth $100, but, could only be used to buy good things.
Every magic trick would be magic in every essence. No trick wires, trip floors, long sleeves with hidden compartments and most definitely, there would be NO ILLUSIONS!
All this magic stuff would be sold at the magic shop. That would include the top hat and magical coins. They would be all the same price of one dollar.
My magic shop would be nestled somewhere in the middle of the Alps and would be open 24-7-365. It would be accessible by anyone, no matter which part of the world you live in.
And my magic shop would have no name! Taking a page out of Prince’s playbook, it would only have a symbol for the name.
Magic should be truly magical. It shouldn’t be something that tricks people. That is what I think.
So, let me tell you about my magical marinara sauce.
Do you tomatoes ever get to the point where they are really ripe and will begin rotting in the next minute if they are not used?
Just me then?
Just look at all these variety of tomatoes. There is the yellow tomato, green tomato, steak tomato, plum tomato, Campari tomato and the tomatillo. Not pictured is the yellow grape tomato. I wasn’t planning on using the yellow grape tomato and then changed my mind at the last minute
This particular marinara has a not-so-secret ingredient. For this marinara, I added sweet vermouth! I needed something that would take away some of the tanginess of the tomatoes but not add any sweetness to the sauce.
The sweet vermouth is the perfect ingredient for that task.
Your eyes are not deceiving you. That is actually a can of tomato sauce. Fresh tomatoes are great in taste for this recipe. However, the canned tomato sauce actually provides a little depth and texture to this recipe. You only need half a can for this recipe, but, it will do the trick.
See all that color and wholesome goodness of all those tomatoes? That color is so pleasing to the eye that you cannot stop looking at it.
Roast the tomatoes with nothing but salt and oil. You want to add the taste when the marinara is cooking. This way, all the ingredients have a chance to soak the spices
This is what the roasted tomatoes look like after thirty minutes in the oven. You will be tempted to just reach in there with your hands and pop one into your mouth, right from the baking dish. It is okay to do so, but, don’t be an idiot like me and forget that these tomatoes are HOT!!
When it comes to tomatoes, I foolishly tend to throw all logic out the window.
Have you ever wanted to own a magic shop?
Recipe Details (Makes 3 Servings of Marinara Sauce)