1 tin chopped tomatoes
1 onion chopped finely
1 teaspoon dried basil or 1 tablespoon bruised basil leaves
1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon tomato puree
2 cloves garlic crushed
1/2 tablespoon olive oil
Heat the olive oil in a pan, add the chopped onions and garlic. Sautee until golden.
Add the herbs, chopped tomatoes and tomato puree. Simmer for 15-20 minutes.
Season to taste with plenty of crushed black pepper, and a pinch of salt.
Serve over cooked pasta, perhaps with a sprinkling of cheese if desired.