Brevity by Dan Thompson


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  1. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, about 6 hours ago

    Actual Marinara Sauce is a less thickened version of tomato sauce.


    by: Barbara Stacy

    New York Established 1834

    Tomato Sauce

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    2 cloves garlic, minced
    3 tablespoons olive oil
    2 tablespoons chopped parsley
    2 1/2 cups (20-ounce can) Italian tomatoes
    2 tablespoons tomato paste
    1 teaspoon orégano

    Sauté the garlic in olive oil for 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
    Add all ingredients and simmer, covered, for 1 hour, stirring from time to time.
    Force the sauce through a sieve and serve over spaghetti or other pasta.

    To cook this as a marinara sauce reserve 1 tablespoon of parsley and continue as above (Add, olives, mushrooms, or clams as desired.) but simmer only for 20 minutes. Add the reserved tablespoon of parsley, and serve as above.
    SERVES 4.

  2. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, about 6 hours ago

    I didn’t you dipped batter into marinera…

  3. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, about 5 hours ago

    sorry, but it’s not about marinAra…

    Mrs. Swift is making MarinERa…

    Bruno… I’m guessing you mean you didn’t “know” batters got dipped in Marinera…
    and neither did I….

    And the only Swift I can find on the innerwebs came in a pitcher….
    and got out quite a few years ago.

    Can any of you sports fans cook something up?

  4. gopher gofer

    gopher gofer GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 hours ago

    it’s the caps that cap the sauce off…

  5. kent1956

    kent1956 said, about 1 hour ago

    psst… Seattle Mariners — so sad really, that I figured it out

  6. FKafka

    FKafka said, about 1 hour ago

    The homunculus being dipped is obviously a baseball player; and the baseball image on the apron reinforces the reference. The surname “Swift” calls to mind Bill Swift. I believe that he retired about 2 years ago. For more, type his name into your search engine. Cheers.

  7. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 hour ago

    Kent… yeah… got that….

    I was trying to say,
    I think rather too obliquely,
    that the only Swift on the Mariners that I could Google up was a pitcher… not a batter…
    the long retired Bill Swift.

    Mrs Swift is either dipping or adding Mariners batters.

    So…. either I’m missing something, which I usually am, when it comes to sports info…
    or her name is immaterial…
    or…. this is a looooong stretch….

    Take yer pick.

  8. jreckard

    jreckard said, 37 minutes ago


    I’m pretty sure this is not what Dan had in mind, but it’s tangential enough to appeal to me.

    “He sure knew how to use that bat”, she said swingingly.

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