2 cloves garlic (peeled)
1 small carrot (coarsely chopped)
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/3 cup dry red wine (whatever wine you like to drink)
5 pounds ripe tomatoes, peeled coarsely chopped, and juices reserved, or 2 cans (28 ounces each) diced or crushed tomatoes, with juice
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil (or 2 teaspoons dried basil)
1 tablespoon fresh oregano (or 2 teaspoons dried oregano)
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves (or 1 teaspoon dried thyme)
1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon Freshly ground black pepper (or 1/2 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes)
1 teaspoon Sugar (optional)