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FRESH TOMATO SOUP

2 tbsp. butter
1 med. onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 carrot, chopped
1 stalk celery with leaves, chopped
3-4 c. chopped tomatoes
1 tbsp. whole wheat flour
3 c. water
1 tbsp. fresh basil or 1 tsp. dry
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. tomato paste (if soup is made from winter tomatoes)

Melt 1 tbsp. butter in 2-3 qt. pot. Add onion, garlic, carrot and celery and saute for 5 mins. until onion in transparent. Add tomatoes and simmer for 10 minutes, mashing occasionally with a wooden spoon until soft and pulpy. Sprinkle flour over tomatoes and stir smooth. Add water and seasonings, bring to a boil and simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes if soup is to be pureed, 30 if not. Puree if desired in food mill or in the blender or processor.
 

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Oh that sounds so good, I have a ton of tomatoes,HM soup is such a comfort food for my family....
 

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I made HM tomatoe soup last winter, was disapointed the family didn't really like it. But I did.
Its hard for them to get use to some textures that they are use to a different for certain foods.
 

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