Fresh Tomato Sauce

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Here’s my sauce recipe for fresh tomato sauce from numerous requests… I was very fortunate to have a large garden up in Sonoma so I was able to use fresh tomatoes. Canned work well, too… 

2 large cans of chopped tomatoes
1 can of tomato paste
garlic – minced 
olive oil – extra virgin is best
fresh or dried oregano & basil
red wine – 2 to 3 oz. 
S & P

Saute the minced garlic in olive oil briefly, don’t burn. Simmer the tomatoes & paste next with herbes & red wine. Best to simmer for at least 2 hours. You can add the meatballs after 1 hr. Also best to simmer meatballs for several hrs. The longer the sauce simmers, not to boil, the better the taste. Season with S & P. Enjoy…