Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

Does your kitchen counter look like this?



Three clients brought me tomatoes and cukes this week – thanks ladies! I also had a volunteer tomato plant pop up in my new back yard. I completely ignored it and it is loaded with red tomatoes right now – go figure.

If your friends and neighbors have started running the other direction when you show up with bags of tomatoes never fear! I have a delicious tomato soup recipe for you courtesy of Ina Garten. At least twice a month I make this whole roasted chicken recipe of hers in the crock pot. Love the Barefoot Contessa!

For this tomato soup you roast your tomatoes in the oven, throw in a jar of canned tomatoes, fresh basil and chicken stock. The ingredients are all easily sourced at your local market or grocery store. This recipe is so easy even the kids can help. Click here for the link to Ina’s Roasted Tomato Basil Soup recipe, including a video, and let me know how your soup turns out.

And yes please do continue to bring me your tomatoes. I will make soup.