Soup's On

It's that time of year, harvest of the tomatoes :)

Unfortunately it's pretty slim pickins here this year- due to garden neglect- due to life.  So it goes.

So this week, I donned one of my favorite vintage aprons and made our favorite tomato soup.

After some chopping, there was sauteing....

and simmering...

and blending...

and canning.  

For the benefit of all of us, I did not include a picture of all of the dishes :)

Here's the recipe should you find yourself with some fresh tomatoes and a little bit of time.

From my sister in law, Danita:
1 C. chopped celery
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 green pepper, chopped
1/4 C butter
41/2 C chicken broth, divided
1/2 tsp. curry powder
4 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp. salt 
1/4 tsp pepper
1 quart fresh tomatoes, chopped
1/4 C flour

Saute the celery, onion, and green pepper in butter. Then add 4 C chicken broth, tomatoes, curry, salt, pepper, and sugar.  Heat to boiling, reduce heat and simmer 30-45 min.
Blend flour with 1/2 C chicken broth, stir into tomato mixture and cook until slightly thickened, stirring frequently.
Puree or blend if you desire.  

Notes:  1. adjust seasonings for your taste.  I usually add a bit more salt and curry.
2.  Two double batches makes about 9 quarts and 1 pint. Give or take.

Happy end of the summer to you!


  1. mmmm. and, i have 5 gallons of tomatoes sitting a top my counter currently. perhaps you have altered my canning inspirations. new plan: salsa AND soup.
    ...CAN she do it?

  2. oh how delicious looking and sounding Jill

    really fun photos as always too

    there is change in the air...I am enjoying windows open and hot drinks again in the am...
    that hasn't happened in a while!

    Happy August days to you and yours

  3. oh and your apron is wonderful...
    that is just the style I prefer with no pleats :)
    and vintage...what could be better!

  4. Tomato soup is a favorite in our family :)
    Lucky you to have so many tomatoes!
    And the apron is darling :)

  5. I¨ll be having a go, sadly without such a cool apron and my own tomatoes, they just don't seem to be ripening this year, such a pity and the plant is laden. Mx


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