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5 TSFF tomatoes, preferably heirloom, coarsely chopped 1 medium TSFF Candy Onion, coarsely chopped Lots of TSFF garlic, pressed or chopped finely 3 Tbs. Olive oil 2 Tbs. Parsley, finely chopped 2 tsp. whole Oregano 1 Cup of dry white wine or vermouth 8 oz TSFF Marinara Sauce 1/4 tsp cinnamon A pinch of fresh Allspice, (I grate a whole one on a fine microplane grater, which I purchased enthusiastically but seldom use, except for this, nutmeg and citrus zest.) Salt and freshly ground black pepper


Sautee the onions in the oil until a bit browned; add the garlic in the center with a bit more oil and keep moving until sticky and browned. Add the tomatoes, parsley and oregano; simmer covered until the tomatoes are very tender, approximately 25 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients and cook an additional 25 minutes. The unusual spices are what makes this a unique sauce. It's great over pasta, and really shines with the addition of one of the great sausages to be found at local farmers' markets.

Adapted, with apologies for changes, from "The Frugal Gourmet Cooks Three Ancient Cuisines"

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