Cream of roasted tomato soup

Summer is now a thing of the past.  Enjoy the fall harvest and move to warmer more hearty meals.

Soups are a favorite as the weather gets colder.  I enjoy eating warmer, more filling foods this time of year.  I have a love for salads at all times, but also try to follow the harvest and enjoy fresh seasonal foods.

Cream of Roasted Tomato Soup

Serves 4

-8 medium beefsteak tomatoes, cored and quartered
-1/4 cup olive oil, plus more for the tomatoes

-4 cloves garlic


-1 sprig rosemary

-3 sprigs thyme

-6 tablespoons heavy cream
-Coarsely ground black pepper
-4 thick slices country bread, toasted and brushed with olive oil, for serving

  1. Heat the oven to 375 degrees and line baking sheet with foil. Lay the tomatoes cut-side down. Add the garlic cloves (with skins on). Sprinkle with olive oil and season with salt. Roast until the tomatoes are soft and caramelized, about 1 hour. Remove from the oven and let cool.
  2. Add the ¼ cup olive oil, the rosemary and thyme to a small saucepan and place over low heat. Let warm until you begin smelling herbs, about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool.
  3. Peel the tomatoes and add the pulp and juices to a soup pan. Squeeze the garlic from its skin and add it to the pan. Place the pan over medium heat, and begin mashing the tomatoes with a potato masher until it’s pulpy, but not chunky. When the mixture is hot but not boiling, stir in the cream. Season to taste with salt. Add a pinch of sugar, if needed. Ladle into bowls and season with pepper. Sprinkle a little herb oil on top of the soup. Serve with fresh bread toasts.

If you could have more hours in the day…

How would you use them?

-Do more yoga
-Spend more quality time with family
-Visit family and friends
-Catch up with old friends
-Go shopping
-Pamper (nails, hair,etc.)
-Enjoy the company of others

How is it that the days get so busy and seem to fly by? Remember your early years…think elementary school… when the school year seemed like an eternity? Why is it that the older we get the faster time seems to race by?!

I refuse to let another moment go by without staying on top of the things that are important to me. people always say you find time to do the things that matter most. Well, I am back and looking forward to the time ahead!