This time of year fresh tomatoes are abundant and inexpensive at the farmer's market. I decided to make cream of fresh tomato soup.
I used a combination of rutgers and mountain fresh. Pictured is the mountain fresh.
First I chopped one small red onion and some fresh garlic and sauteed that in some olive oil. Then I added the chopped tomatoes. I added salt, pepper, paprika, cayenne, oregano, fresh chopped Spanish tarragon and fresh chopped basil.
I cooked the tomato soup for about an hour. I let it cool a bit and then put it in the blender to smooth the texture.
I put the soup back in the pan and added about 3/4 of half and half cream and warmed the soup back up again. Boy fresh tomatoes make all the difference in flavor.
I am thankful for all the sales I made at the farmer's market yesterday. One couple bought a large free form bowl. The gentleman said "you do beautiful work; we normally don't purchase pottery but your's is so beautiful we just couldn't resist". That made my day. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.