FAQs

Are your sauces Organic?

They are not certified organic.  However, they are all natural and we use local and organic ingredients whenever available.

 

How long do your sauces stay fresh?

Opened: 3-5 days in the refrigerator depending on the temperature of your refrigerator

Unopened: 12 months if stored at room temperature in a pantry or cool, dry place.

 

Can leftover sauce be frozen and saved for later use?

Yes, no need to waste sauce if you don’t use the whole jar.  Boil the sauce for a few minutes and then fill into an airtight container and freeze.  When you use the sauce from the freezer be sure to let it simmer for a few minutes to remove any excess water.

 

What’s the best way to prepare your sauces with pasta?

  • Cook pasta in fully boiling, salted water. (water should taste salty).
  • Simmer sauce separately over low heat. (sauce thickens as it simmers so keep an eye on it until it reaches your preferred thickness)
  • Drain pasta well!
  • Toss sauce and pasta in the pot over low heat until pasta is fully coated.  This helps the pasta absorb the flavors of the sauce.
    (We like to reserve about ¼ of the sauce to top individual plates)
  • Finish with Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, if preferred.
  • Enjoy!

 

I’m trying to cut back on pasta; can I still enjoy your sauces?

Yes!  Tomato sauce is a wonder base or flavor enhancer to many dishes that do not include pasta, including meats, fish, vegetables and other grains.  Please visit the recipe section of our website for many delicious ways to use our sauces.

 

What is citric acid?

Citric acid is a weak organic acid found in citrus fruits. It is often used as a natural preservative in food products to stop the growth of bacteria. The very small amount of natural acid we add helps us be able to provide shelf stable sauces without affecting the taste.