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During the winter all I want to eat is soup, and living in New York City we have unlimited options of soup (have you seen that Seinfeld episode?). However, I really wanted to make a soup from scratch for H so I know where all of the ingredients are from. I have been looking around for an easy soup recipe that H and my husband will enjoy, and I finally got inspiration from my friend Willy B Mum, I altered her recipe some but it was still great in the end

Tomato and Basil

8 Medium sized tomatos, I used “vine-ripened” tomatoes
Half an onion large
Bunch of fresh basil
Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper
A few garlic cloves
Fresh parmesan cheese

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2. Chop up tomatoes and onion place into nonstick cake pan
3. Tear a handful of basil leaves into shreds and place on top of the tomatoes and onions
4. Cover everything with olive oil
5. Sprinkle with salt and pepper
6. Add garlic cloves
7. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 30 min or until the onions look soft
8. Use blender/hand blender to make into a smooth soup.
9. Serve hot or cold with parmesan cheese as a garnish

Tomato Basil SoupYou can add some red wine or vegetable stock if the soup is too thick.

What is your favorite winter time meal?