I had a veg. curry recipe that I liked because it had a short cooking and prep time for home. It called for: 1/2 cup water, 1 medium tomato peeled and chopped, 1 tbsp. veg. oil 1 tbsp curry powder 1 medium potato .I brought it to boil for 10 min, stirred, and then another 5 min.I then stirred in about 3 tbsp of sugar after it was cooked. I wanted to adapt this recipe for a more italian with fresh herbs i.e basil, thyme, rosemary. could i use fresh sage? it seemed like sage needed to be mellowed out and browned more. could you use sage in a marinara?