"The tradition of Italian cooking is that of the matriarch. This is the cooking of grandma. She didn't waste time thinking too much about the celery. She got the best celery she could and then she dealt with it."--Mario Batali
2c. tomatoes 1 red and green pepper 1 medium onion 2 stalks of celery 1tsp. dried basil pinch of salt and pepper
Peel and chop onion peppers and celery. Put 1 tbsp. oil in a skillet and add raw veggies. Cook until transparent but not browned. Then put tomatoes in a separate pot and bring to a simmer. Add fried veggies, salt, pepper and basil. Cook till well done. Use this sauce on mashed potatoes or over meats.
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