Add onion and garlic to oil and saut6 till onion is clear
Add undrained mushrooms, oregano, basil, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper and continue to saute a few minutes
Add liquid from tomatoes and tomatoes crushed by hand
Bring to a boil
Add tomato paste and stir till blended
Add 2 cups water and return to a boil
Reduce heat and boil slowly, uncovered, for at least 3 hours to thicken sauce
This makes a lot of sauce it will keep about 10 days in the refrigerator arid freezes well
The spices are all approximate, as I do not measure them when I make this sauce so feel free to alter amounts as your tastes indicate The longer it simmers the better it will be and it'll taste better tomorrow.
Apicius refers to the oldest Roman collection of recipes to survive from antiquity.
The site started as a way to catalog and re-digitize my dad's recipes. Over the years, the site has grown to include recipes from family and friends, recipes from the interwebs and recipes that I have come up with or played with.