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Did you know that if you take fresh tomatoes, peel them, cut them up, put them in a big saucepan and add basil, onions, garlic, a little sugar, some oil, salt and pepper, after about a half hour it becomes THE most delicious tomato sauce on the planet?<br><br>
Geez....<br><br>
I always assumed it was easier to unpop the jar of store-bought. That homemade sauce was some complicated thing only old Italian ladies who spit at hearses could do. But I did it today! YUM!<br><br>
Just sharing. I really feel like I'm coming out of some huge brainwashing by the food advertising industry. Making bread is easy. Making your own cake is extremely simple. Why do we (I have loads of friends who assume these are hard things) buy into it?<br><br>
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It is amazing what the food industry makes you think! LOL Thanks for sharing.
 

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I am one of the brainwashed ones, too...<br><br>
But slowly, slowly I am learning to cook the natural way. Not the way ads in magazines and tv tells me too.<br><br>
And food made from scratch tastes sooo much better!!
 

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I am an Italian lady (not old though!) who doesnt spit on hearses, and who makes sauce from scratch! :LOL<br><br>
That is so funny about the hearses!<br><br>
anyway, if you want to cheat a little, get a can of the best San Marzano tomatoes you can buy, and break them up with your hands, and make your sauce doing it the exact way you described in your OP. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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Hooray! It is true - there is <b>NO</b> excuse for buying canned tomato sauce. None. Zilch. I don't understand why <span style="text-decoration:underline;">anyone</span> buys canned or jarred tomato sauce!
 

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If you saw what tomatoes cost here you would understand! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
I have planted some and hope to be making my own more often before too long.
 

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kama--I'm getting mine as part of a farmshare and they're giving away free "seconds" (ugly but fuctional tomatoes) by the 10s of lbs!<br><br>
I'm sure they'd grow really well in HI.<br><br>
If you saw the price we pay in Massachusetts for Kona coffee...<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
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If you saw the price we pay in Massachusetts for Kona coffee...<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
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It's probably not much less here! I will report back next time I am at the store. Yeah, toms grow just fine here by all reports. I think the uneven terrain makes agriculture an expensive proposition here. So produce is either imported (expensive) or requires a higher degree of hands on care because traditional farming machinary is harder to use here (also expensive). Which is why I am trying to overcome a chronic brown thumb. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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Same as Kama' here. Right now I make my own tomato everything from scratch, and freeze some. But come the winter months and a couple of fresh tomatoes are more expensive than a large can of Organic Muir Glen (and they're good!).<br>
I agree that home made is better and not so hard!... I just made a batch of Pesto, it was so fast and delicious!
 
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