tomato soup

The fashion show last night was absolutely unreal. I'm so glad Bianca and I got to go, and I can't wait to share my photos with you :)

In the mean time...I made a delicious tomato soup last week after getting a terrible cold. I was sneezing every five seconds it felt like, and I just wanted something warm to make me feel...well...better. So I adapted this recipe from Ina Garden and created a delicious concoction.

Creamy tomato soup

3 T olive oil
2 chopped onions
2 carrots, peeled and chopped
3 cloves minced garlic
5 or 6 plum tomatoes, peeled and chopped
1 1/2 t sugar
1/4 cup chopped basil
3 cups chicken stock
1 T kosher salt
2 t fresh cracked pepper
3/4 cup heavy cream

Heat olive oil in a heavy pot over medium-low heat. Add onions and carrots and saute for about 10 minutes. Add in garlic and cook for about a minute (don't let it burn!). Add in the tomatoes, sugar, basil, chicken stock, salt and pepper. Stir and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and let simmer uncovered for 30-40 minutes. Stir in the cream, and then process in the blender. If you're lucky enough to have a food mill or an immersion blender, use that. My regular blender worked just fine though. You can strain out the lumps and the bumps, but I liked having them in there. It made it more rustic for me. Reheat the soup over low heat and serve!
Do yourself a favor and serve this with a grilled cheese. You will not be disappointed.
Or a glass of wine...or both...


  1. That is so funny, because I came down with a head cold Sunday evening and made a batch of yummy soup last night for dinner. Soup always sounds good when your head is all stuffy!

  2. oh! wonderful!! i love recipes... I try them sometimes. But I've always wanted to eat tomato soup and grilled cheese. I think this weekend calls for a somewhat nice and warm light lunch. thanks for sharing

  3. ahhh that looks so yummy!!!!
    and your grilled cheese looks a jam too!
    Mine always turn out rank ha!

  4. That looks so delicious! Any creamy soups wins my love!

  5. Alex, this looks SO GOOD!

    p.s. we are in town this weekend, do you have any time available in your schedule?

  6. girl, i have made that very soup before and friggin love it.

  7. Yayyy, recipes! You've inspired me to make a grilled cheese tonight. Om nom nom. <3 Can't wait to see your fashion show photos!

  8. My fiancé would love this recipe!!

    Herro to you as well!!

    Missing Amsie Blog

  9. YUM!!! Oh again drooling too early in the morning lol, can't wait to see the pic from BFW!

  10. Uuuuuuuum, yes. Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes. Yes.


    I need to make this right now.


  11. That looks amazing, and your fashion show photos are beyond awesome. I wish Ohio was so hillbilly and actually did some things like that. And you have inspired me to do my own food post! YAY! So thank you thank you!

  12. WHAT?

    I knew we were destined to be bffs.. i mean.. duh. But this just makes it darn right certain. Tomato soup. and grilled cheese. and wine?

    holy smokes batman. we are meant to be together.


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