10.13.2010

Homemade Spicy Tomato Soup

I thought of Rebecca over at The Dusty Cellar today when I was writing about my latest kitchen creation.

Remember those tomato plants that I started from seeds (you can see them starting here)? ... well are still flourishing!  I am still getting tomato's (late for us in NY)! 

This is giving me a wonderful excuse to share with neighbors and best of all try new recipes! 

I recently made one of my favorites... Spicy Tomato Soup -- yes the spicy is my twist on the recipe I found here.

I started by chopping plum and big boy tomato's from the garden.


Measured them up to get the 4 cups that are needed.

Here is my own addition: 1 average size Cheyenne pepper.  I chopped this seeds and all and added it to the tomato base.

I did leave the cloves and onion out since I didn't have them on hand; however I substituted some onion powder to help with the flavor.

As the mixture started to heat up it really started to smell so warm and comforting!

I used two bouillon cubes and water in place of chicken broth.

Once the base cooks through it is ready to be put through the Foley mill.  (I have used that Foley mill so much since I have gotten it!)

Round and round and round it goes!

Ta Da!  A homemade bowl of tomato soup that has a slight kick. 

That night we also whipped up a few homemade chicken pizza's.  Fresh mozzarella and basil, left over lemon pepper chicken, and swiss cheese.  

Those were some good pies!!

Comfort food always puts me in a better mood!!





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12 comments:

Heather said...

oh yummy. i love Tomato soup, used to eat it all of the time ....i will have to try this recipe!
thanks

Jim said...

Hi Christie, this looks like a 'healthy' and delicious soup. It surely has fall pumpkin color. Oh yes, the blue rimmed bowl sets it off wonderfully. :)

Mrs. Jim calls your Foley mill a potato ricer.
She doesn't have one; I don't know why she doesn't. She made "carrot soup with ginger" for Friday and she did the veggie mash in her blender. I helped with that part.
..
Oh yes, I make (and blogged about it):
Chicken Potato Veggie Soup for the Soul and Stomach at Jim's Little Blog
..

Heather T. said...

Mmmm...if only you could pass us a bowl through the net ;) I love tomato, everything!! This looks so good...so, so, good.

Dianne said...

I am so hungry right now!!
every photo is delicious

Elizabeth said...

Oh, yum! I love tomato soup with a grilled cheese sandwich. For me, they go together like peanut butter and jelly!

Christie, Describe Happy said...

@Heather, glad you are going to try it!
@Jim, your soup looks fantastic!
@Heather T., I would pass one or two if I could!
@Dianne, sorry to make you hungry!
@ Elizabeth, you are right on with the grilled cheese pairing! Especially when you dip it in the soup -- yum!

Jenny Blair said...

Oooooh, your soup looks delicious!! And your pizzas too! I'd LOVE to come to your house for dinner :)
I somehow missed your creative tuesday entry earlier....but have found it now!! Wow! What an amaaaaaaazing chair! I especially love how you wrote that quote underneath. Beautiful touch :)
I also wanted to say thankyou for your lovely comment on my blog...I'v been quite blown away by how much my story resonates with others...can't say how wonderful it feels to know I'm not alone :)
Oh yes! and I'm delighted you found my giveaway!
I wish you lots of luck :) xx

Coneflower Ranch said...

You're inspired me! I have all those ingredients in my house and garden, will give it a try!

EG Wow said...

Looks and sounds delicious! Sadly, my tomatoes have now bit the dust so until next year....

Carletta said...

I almost didn't notice the blue lid I was so entranced with the food! :)
I love tomato soup. It's my comfort food.
Very tempting images!

Rebecca said...

Oh GOOD! A new recipe for tomatoes and we grew those peppers too. Glad I still have time to make it this year before the tomatoes are gone. Thanks for sharing.

Christie, Describe Happy said...

@Jenny, aww thanks! I am so glad to have found you. After seeing your story I haven’t stopped smiling.
@Coneflower, hope you enjoy the soup as much as I did!
@EG, there is always next year!
@Carletta, food is one of my favorite topics for sure!
@Rebecca, glad to pass on the recipe! I found it to be a yummy way to burn through my tomatoes!

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