Here on our little hillside, in WV, we try to live a simple life. One where we can try to make the best decisions in regards to what we feed our family, and where we source our foods. We try to make green decision that are not only good for our family but for our community and planet as well. There is no place I would rather raise a family, than these WV hills! So I guess it is our responsibility to preserve them, and our heritage.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Fresh tomato soup

I have been searching for a long time for a tomato soup recipe that uses fresh tomatoes instead of canned.  I finally found one, and it is good.  I adjusted the one I found.  Here is my version....

Tomato soup
2 cups chicken stock
1 small onion chopped
1 clove of garlic minced
1/4 cup basil cut
2 lbs. diced tomatoes
Sugar optional
Heavy cream optional

Add first 5 ingredients, bring to boil, then simmer for about 20 minutes.  Cool a few minuets, then blend til smooth.   Add salt and pepper to taste.  If too acidic, add a little sugar.  If you want to make it a creamy soup add 1 cup or less of cream.  Enjoy!!!
I really enjoyed this soup and will be making it again.  I hope you like it too.