Sunday, 12 October 2014

Autumn's Bounty

If you have a glut of tomatoes then turn them into a delicious soup
I never use precise ingredients for something like soup it all depends on how many tomatoes I have from the garden (roughly 1 kilo)
Halve and quarter tomatoes leaving the skin on (apparently the skin contains lycopene which protects our immune cells from destructive free radicals), chop red onions, a red pepper, a small red chili, press a couple of fat cloves of garlic, place everything in a roasting dish. Sprinkle all over with a little balsamic vinegar, a little sugar, black pepper, small pinch of sea salt flakes (optional), scatter with fresh thyme leaves, finish with a good drizzle of olive oil. 
Roast until ingredients start to turn brown and caramelise 
Place the roasted tomatoes etc in a saucepan adding ¾ litre of vegetable stock and a good squeeze of tomato puree. Cook for a further 20 mins and then blitz to a very smooth creamy consistency. This makes a richly flavoured, nourishing, thick soup
Garnish with Parmigiana cheese and basil leaves
I have shown this recipe before but it is so simple to make and very delicious

57 comments:

  1. The Recipe you have shared looks and reads delicious. I will try it when the tomatoes come in season.

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  2. Delicious! We will have our own tomatoe soup for supper today today. Tomatoes have finished in the garden but I have stored puree in the freezer.

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    1. Yes, we just have a few green ones left now which I am ripening on the windowsill.

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  3. Mmmm....I think it is verry dilicious, thank you for sharing.
    Have a nice Sunday.

    Greetings,
    Inge, my choice

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  4. Your tomato soup sounds both fragrant and delicious Rosemary. I have copied out the recipe and will try it soon; I will be on the lookout for tomatos on special as my efforts at growing them are quite disastrous!

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    1. Shop bought are just fine Patricia - red vegetables and fruits are supposed to be very good for us.

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  5. Alas my tomatoes have all finished now but I do have a freezer full so e of which will definitely be turned into soup - my favourite.

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    1. From the freezer, market stall, or shop, all make a lovely soup.

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  6. Dear Rosemary,
    that looks and sounds delicious! Sorry we have no garden in Berlin - and flowers take up the room on the balcony - but "real" tomatoes, having ripened in the sun: a delicacy!

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    1. Shop bought tomatoes suffice just as well Britta.

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  7. Dear Rosemary,

    Homemade tomato sauce or soup are truly two of my favourite things to prepare and devour. I need my tomato fix on an almost daily basis and this soup you have kindly shared with us fits the bill perfectly.

    Stephanie

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    1. Red fruits and vegetables are so good for you too Stephanie - the perfect food.

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  8. Dear Rosemary,

    It's a shame the SST is grounded, otherwise I'd stop by for supper!

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    1. You would be very welcome Mark - grounding Concord was a huge disappointment - I wonder if they will ever design another plane that can travel so quickly but be more ecological?

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  9. Hello Rosemary, The weather here is just starting to turn a little cooler, leading to thoughts of baked goods and simmering soups. I still haven't tried the trick of roasting all the vegetables first, but am determined to this fall.
    --Jim

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    1. Roasting works particularly well with tomatoes, peppers and onions and adds so much more depth of flavour - I shall be interested to learn how you get on.

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  10. Oh, what a lovely soup! And congratulations to your fantastic harvest. Wasn't that lucky this year!
    All my best
    Elisabeth

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    1. Thank you for your visit and kind comment Elisabeth - the harvest from the garden this year has been wonderful.

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  11. I never seem to have a glut of tomatoes! we eat them all if they are there! :)

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    1. Fear not, it is just as good made with shop bought tomatoes too.

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  12. Looks delicious! We've already eaten our tomatoes.. ;O)

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    1. Shop bought ones do just as well Satu.

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    1. Thank you for visiting - you are right, it is such a simple soup to make but also very nourishing and inexpensive.

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  14. Mmmm this sounds a lovely recipe for my favourite soup. I don't gow tomatoes but I know a man who does! P x

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    1. If you can't get any from the man you know, then do just make it from shop bought ones. You will love it.

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  15. I always think of tomato hours in terms of chutney because that is what my mother made when I was a child, but I like your idea of such a delicious soup! xx

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    1. It is very moorish Amy if you like tomato.

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  16. Yummy , I already have all the ingredients in the fridge, love tomatoes, will definitely try this one , thank you !

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    1. Good - happy cooking, and hope you enjoy.

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  17. Its time for soups Rosemary.
    I am making a veggie soup today. Its becoming colder here.
    I remember your tomato soup from last year. looks divine..
    val xx

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    1. I love a bowl of steaming hot soup and a chunk of nice bread when there is a chill in the air as well Val.

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  18. Copied out and will be trying this week. I used to make a roasted tom soup and had forgotten all about it. The wet and windy weather here today certainly makes it feel as though soup will be appearing on the menu more often from now on.

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    1. Even the colour of this soup seems to brighten up the day - hope that you enjoy.

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  19. You made me feel hungry again, Rosemary. Are tomatoes still harvested from your garden? Our tomatoes were finished in the middle of August. I had thought tomatoes were summer vegetable. This is the soup I’d like to try. Thank you for sharing.

    Yoko

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    1. Now I only have a few green tomatoes left which are ripening on the windowsill - they have served us really well this year - all through the summer. Any tomatoes will do to make this soup Yoko.

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  20. Dear Rosemary,your tomatoe soup looks so delicious!
    And the recipe is easy to make!Here the weather is like a little Summer!
    Your photos are gorgeous!Wishing you a wonderful week!
    Dimi...

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    1. Glad you are still enjoying warm weather Dimi - too hot for soup with you!!

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  21. Smashing recipe, I must have missed it before. We still have a few toms lurking in the greenhouse so i will make this tomorrow.

    Jean
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    1. I was really surprised the first time I made tomato soup that it turned out to be the same colour as tinned soup. I had always thought the colour from bought tomato soup was false and that the colour was artificial, not so.

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  22. Thank you for your visit and kind words. I'm always very touched.
    Thus it's my turn to discover where five valleys meet. A charming place with delicious-looking recipes. Thank you.

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    1. Lovely to hear from you Amélie, and thank you for your kind comment - do please call again.

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  23. That sounds delightful , with the added touch of the parmigiana and basil . A nice hot bowl of this tomato soup on a chilly afternoon here at the farm, will be appreciated by all.

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    1. Thank you for your visit - a nice piece of crusty bread to complete the picture is all that is needed.

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  24. These photos are simply luscious, Rosemary. And I'm sure the soup is too. It looks easy enough. My neighbor gave me a bunch of tomatoes from her garden and I've been wondering what to make. I though of tomato pie but maybe your soup recipe will be a bit easier. :) Thanks for the recipe.

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    1. It couldn't be easier Yvette and will probably keep you going to days unless you freeze some of it.

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  25. This looks amazing Rosemary. Do you strain the skins/fibrous pieces out at any stage?

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    1. No, it all vanishes when it is liquidised well.

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  26. The soup looks wonderful it must be so tasty. Did you grow your tomatoes in a greenhouse or outside? Sarah x

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    1. Outside Sarah, but in a walled sunny corner.

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  27. Smakowite :)
    Czy ja dobrze iwdziałam ,że dodana jest lawenda?
    Pozdrawiam miło:)

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    1. To jest pyszne - nie, że jest to rodzaj tymianku z innym liściem na zawsze.

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    1. It was delicious but sadly is all finished now - I shall have to make some more especially during these chilly nights.

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  29. Thanks for another delicious recipe, Rosemary. i made something similar for lunch today, but with red peppers too.

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