Mmm tomato sauce I love you — the next step in my continuing adventures with regard to tomato prep involved making my first sauce. The recipe itself (thank ya to Lalitree!) is wonderfully simple:

* Three fresh, vine-ripened tomatoes — dice ’em up
* Prep up whatever combination of two cloves of garlic, one green or red pepper or a yellow onion you would like (in my case I stick with just the onion) and saute in olive oil
* Add the tomatoes, simmer for 30 to 40 minutes, stir often, let reduce
* Add to the mix whatever you would further like — many enjoy a teaspoon of sugar, I’m not so much a fan of that myself. I added salt, a general seasoning mix and some red Chilean wine — next time I must add some fresh basil.

Serve over pasta and enjoy. My first attempt was a little too thin, should have let the water evaporate more, but still very tasty. Hurrah!