homemade ketchup

i do not like to drink from a plastic cup. 
or eat with plastic utensils. 
or sit at a plastic table on a plastic chair. 
          sure, sometimes plastic is necessary–like when you trek up a mountain, or backpack into the wilderness. but plastic dining mostly flashes out the hollow concept of convenient-throw-away-consume-it-and-be-done-kind of eating and my thinking about that is: why bother. i usually find that what comes as a convenience, also comes with the high price of lost quality and taste.
          it follows then that i will forgo squirting a mass-produced sauce from a little plastic packet or a squeeze bottle onto my food. poppie-joe would tell me i'm being uppity with my sauce-snobbery, but i stand firm in my determination to make our food, as much as possible, from scratch. because it's better for us, and because it tastes natural and not pre-fab-preservatives-additives, and what the heck are those ingredients on the label that i can't even pronounce.
          so then, here is my homemade ketchup recipe. the taste is broader and more mature/less salty/less corn-syrupy than the store bought kind, and you really get a tang from the sweet, roasted tomatoes. i guess next i'll start working on a worcestershire sauce and a hot sauce. i do love the ceremony of a sauce, but plastic just leaves a bad taste in my mouth.       
ingredients (makes a little less than a cup)
• 6-8 slices of roasted tomatoes (click here to learn to make them at home)
• 1-2 tsp. worcestershire sauce
• 1-2 tbl. honey
• about 1/3 cup of olive oil
• about 1/4 cup of water
• fresh cracked pepper
put all of the ingredients into a mini-food processor and blend until smooth. if it's too thick, add a little more water to reach the right consistency.

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