NO, NO don’t make me pick tomatoes, especially cherry tomatoes, which are not only hard to see but my paws don’t quite work that daintily. I think I’ll just snip off the whole branch and that way they’ll remain fresh for eating (heh, heh, mama duped again and my work cut in half!).
But seriously, folks, there’s nothing like the sweet little tomatoes and fresh basil to round out the summer, what we’ve had of it!
Mama’s neighbour filled up another bucket of his tomatoes this morning and we had a really good tomato soup for lunch. Well, THEY had it. I had food for kitties, which is fine with me because every now and then there’s some tomato in it–Vitamin C and all that–but mama’s tomato soup smells pretty good, even to a kitty.
Into a pot she puts a little olive oil, a chopped up sweet onion, about a gazillion tomatoes, chopped (let’s say in reality about 10), a half teaspoon of salt and pinch of sugar, then she puts on the lid and simmers the whole shebang for about 20 minutes.
You know those frappers that whip up everything so nicely? Well, this is mama’s:
You just whiz everything up until it’s smooth and then serve it into bowls. OR, to be more refoined…Put the whole thing into a colander and stir over a large bowl until you have only seeds left. THEN eat it. Mama puts a dollop of yogurt in it, or sour cream or croutons or whatever you wish, or nothing.
Do you know how many tomatoes you are getting into your system with this soup?
But it tastes like summer (it’s good cold, too) and that’s what we need around here lately. ANYTHING to make us think of summer.
At least it’s still warm enough to sip out of my private fountain…well, birdbath.