Sunday, 5 August 2012

How to make tomato soup

Our tomatoes are well behind where they should be at this time of year. We have lots of plants in the greenhouse with lots of flowers but very few tomatoes. So we swapped jam for another allotment holder's tomatoes and used them to make tomato soup.

Chop a medium onion, a red pepper and a stick of celery and lightly fry them for five minutes in a small amount of oil. Then add one kilo of chopped tomatoes, a litre of stock, two crushed cloves of garlic, 4 bay leaves and some dried herbs. Bring back to the boil and simmer for 20-25 minutes. Remove the bay leaves and then blend.

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