Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Really Homemade Tomato Soup

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I was inspired to try this recipe for canned tomatoes when I saw an episode of Laura Calder's "French Food at Home" on the Cooking Channel last year.  So in August, I filled 4 jars with "Sweet 100" cherry tomatoes (from my pot of tomatoes on the patio) and off I went, with hopes of homemade tomato soup in the Winter.

Now fast forward...I opened my first jar yesterday!  To my relief, it gave a satisfying "whoop" when I broke the seal; my first time canning was a success.  The recipe calls for sealing small tomatoes, a piece of onion and a sprig of thyme in the jar.  When I poured the contents into the soup pot, I only had to add a bit of milk and salt, heat and then puree it into soup with an immersion blender. 

It worked like a charm and gave us 2 satisfying bowls of soup for a snowy Tuesday.

6 comments:

Tara said...

I'm interested in this method/recipe but the link you posted is is broken. Are you able to find another link?

Anne Reeves said...

Tara - Thanks for letting me know that the link was broken. I have fixed it! All the best, Anne

Anonymous said...

I made jars of this in the summer and I am going to make them into soup for lunch!

marcy hutmacher said...

explain in detail how you can them

Tara said...

Try this link now: http://www.foodnetwork.ca/recipe/anne-willians-home-canned-tomatoes/10295/

Anonymous said...

Please be aware, the leaves and stems of the tomato plant are poisonous. Be sure to stem the tomatoes before canning.