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I aim to use this blog to keep up my English and maybe give others some insights in Swedish language. It's not a diary - well not quite...


Växter/PlantsPosted by Gunvor 2011-10-27 20:01:17

Tomatsås is ‘tomato sauce’. Tomat, lycopersicon esculentum, comes via Spanish tomate from nahuatl (the Aztec language) tomatl. Lycopersicon comes from Greek lykos – ‘wolf’, and persikon – ‘peach’, orignally that must have been another fruit than tomato, probably a bitter one. Esculentum is ‘edible’, from Latin esca – ‘food’.

Sås is ‘sauce’, coming via French sauce from Latin salsa ‘salty stock’, from sal, salis, ‘salt’.

I make tomato sauce preserves each autumn, mixing the tomatoes with some pieces of squash, carrots, celeriac, onions and garlic.