In an American mood

Since the beginning of the week, i've been watching episods of "Sex and the city" one after the other. It is not a first, i've been thru all the seasons (and movies) a few times before, but i just enjoy to watch the tv shows i like again, everynow and than.

Being slightly compulsive, i tend to "marathon" thru the seasons once i've started. And i do have a thing for american tv shows: Buffy, Scrubs, Friends, Fringe, How i met your mother, The X-files, Gilmore Girls, The big bang theory, The L word, Ally Mc Beal, Will & Grace, Grey's Amatomy... The list goes on and on.

I didn't except to like "Sex and the city", i thought i wouldn't relate to the story of four straight single women living in manhattan. But point is, women's problem are universal, and we all feel close to them at some point during the show.
It's smartly written, unapologetic, and with some majorly funny quotes, that i won't write here or this blog might move to be r-rated.

Now how does this relate to food? Well it actually doesn't, they are mostly just drinking cosmopolitans and having chinese take out. But all those sights of New York just got me into an american mood, so this might turn into a few different posts.
Let's start with a basic: ketchup sauce. It's true that there's a brand out there that does a good job, but in my book doing things yourself is just more fun.

Homemade Ketchup

For 2 Jars

700gr of Tomatoes
1 Carott
1 Stick of Celery
1 Small Red Onion
3 Cloves
3 Cardomom Seeds
1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon
1 Teaspoon of 4 Spicies
1 Teaspoon of Chili Powder
1 Teaspoon of Salt
1 Tablespoon of Honey
50gr of Muscovado Sugar
50gr of Demarara Sugar
150ml of Cider Vinegar

Cut the tomatoes into cubes, peel the carott and chop it finely aswell as the celery stick and the red onion. Put everything in a big pan and add the spicies.

Put it on a medium flame and let it bubble for about 30 minutes, stir every now and them and mush the tomatoes a little.

Add the honey, the sugars and the vinegar. At this point, i used a hand blender and gave it a blitz to combine everything well, and let it bubble down to the wished consistency.

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