When we talk about summer produce the first place our mind goes to is tomatoes. It is one of the first items harvested and has a very long season. There are so many different varieties of tomatoes and when they come in they come in a huge abundance. A perfect way to not waste the tomatoes is to make marinara sauce. If you spend a little more time and roast them the flavor really shines. Any extra marinara can be canned or frozen and used throughout the year. In the middle of winter when you are craving a hearty meal like lasagna you can still enjoy marinara with quality ingredients. We use grated carrot instead of sugar. This will balance the marinara out and add a sweetness with the bitterness of the tomatoes.