Originally Posted by gypsy2_25
I was definitely thinking along the oregano, pepper, rosemary, thyme type lines. I do like a large pinch of sugar added to the pot, and I like it thick (tomato paste) but I guess I could sacrifice those for at least having good flavor. It's not fair - wish I could make it the way I want!!!!
You probably can make it the way you want without any problems.
1) I can not imagine anyone adding so many herbs/spices that they would upset the pH balance.
2) Add a little sugar if you want - it is both acidic and a preservative.
3) Reducing the sauce down to where it is thicker will not reduce the acid level. It will, in fact, increase it some proportional to the amount of reduction.