Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Fresh Tomato Soup and a Picnic



Sunday there was a picnic Organized in Brussels with few bloggers. And as I had met Apolina from Bombay-Brusselles the week before I thought why not go and meet some more bloggers.
It was meant to be a picnic in one of the parks there, but the weather was bad, so Corinne was kind to invite all of us to her home so that we didn't had to cancel it.

We were with eleven,plus Apolina's daughter and Corinne's daughter.

Ofcourse what do when bloggers meet they talk about food and eat and eat.
Ofcourse we had to eat, there were plenty of food , all of us had brought few goodies from our kitchen.

I think we left corinne's place after four thirty and then few of us head to the Asian store to buy things which was really fun.
If you hopp over to Apolina's place you will see in details who all were there.

Now to the recipe. I am sure I have told tha tmy hubby loves a cup of soup before his lunch and if ther eis no soup he is like a child who didn't get his dessert.
Winter or summer he just love his soup. I make soup and keep in tupperware so that there is soup every lunch.
And now at the moment it is time for really delicous looking tomatoes in the market I make them with fresh tomato and in winter i use tinned ones.

500 gm tomatoes Chopped
1 large leeks chopped
2 onions chopped
2 stick celery chopped
2 carrots chopped
2 garlic cloves chopped
1 tbsp tomato puree (optional)
1 tsp sugar (optional)
100 ml or more cream
couple of tbsp parsley
1500 ml vegetable broth
Pepper to taste
2 tbsp of olive oil

Heat the oil in a large pan ( I use my pressure cooker so it is fast done) add all the vegetables except the tomatoes, saute them for few minutes and then add the tomatoes and garlic mix weel.
Add the rest of the ingridients and when it boils cook in a slow heat for some 10 minutes.
When it is cooked I use a hand blender to mix everything.
And then add the cream stir well and serve.

37 comments:

indosungod said...

Tomato soup looks perfect HC. It has always been a favorite. That is fun to meet up with fellow bloggers.

Veggie Belly said...

This looks like such a fun blogger meet! Love your first pic, the pink background is gorgeous!

Lavi said...

Tomato Soup Looks So Good!! will try this soon.

Cooking Blog Indexer said...

When I saw tomato soup, I was expecting something red..now I know..it has carrot and celery in it...

Angie's Recipes said...

What a fun party!
The soup looks so yummy and fresh.

Pavithra Srihari said...

its always nice to meet fellow bloggers ..

Tomato soup looks yumm

Usha said...

Tomato soup looks fantastic, its one of my favorites! Sounds like you had a great time at the bloggers meet...

elra said...

How fun, you guys seem to really enjoy the casual get together. soup of course look pretty delectable.

Adventures in Domestic Cooking said...

This soup looks so perfect and summery!!

Priya said...

Such a comforting bowl of soup, looks very delicious..fabulous blogger meet, missing it:)..

Bong Mom said...

You are having a fun time HC, meeting all these bloggers. Soup looks perfect

Cinnamon-Girl said...

What a fun get together meeting other bloggers and eating their delicious creations! I am a soup lover too - even during the summer - this looks very tasty and delicious!

Aparna said...

You had a great time together, I can see. Think its time some of us in India met! :)

And the soup looks so good. I'm not a soup person but tomato soup, I don't mind at all.

aquadaze said...

Seems like a fun party!

Your soup looks so comforting. BTW, I did make your penne with roasted veggies, it was fantastic! We just loved it, thank you very much for sharing it.

jayasree said...

Looks like you all had a great time at the bloggers meet.

That bowl of soup looks very comforting.

Sushma Mallya said...

Lovely soup finla...

Bombay-Bruxelles said...

So how were the samosas. I did not taste them as Dom gobbled them up :-)

Happy Cook said...

Apolina they were just really good, but i think the one from the Cash and carry is better, it could be also that is because we ate then that time in the street. :-)

srikars kitchen said...

Nice & healthy soup.. looks perfect..

Suma Rajesh said...

woooo slurp..yummmmmm tastes good.

AnuSriram said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time!! The soup looks so comforting!

Mallugirl said...

i too love soup.. hi hi .. even in summer.. soup and some buttered bread..how was it to meet the bloggers?

KALVA said...

nice and healthy soup!! cant beat it

Swapna said...

Looks like you had a great time Finla:)... Tomato soup looks delicious!

Cakelaw said...

This looks delicious Happy Cook. And lovely to meet some fellow bloggers!

Maria said...

soup looks great HC! Its one of my comfort food :)

5 Star Foodie said...

What a fun blogger meetup! And your tomato soup looks just perfect!

shankari said...

Fun meeting bloggers. I saw the other post as well. That soup sure looks hearty

Soma said...

You guys look awesome!! lots of fun!

The soup is so good. I have been making a lot of tomato soup lately as the husband is on diet, but a lot lighter version. I love the color of this soup.

Spice said...

Soup looks so good....today I was searching for kulfi/popsicle tins on net & guess what from one forum I ended up on your site...u had given suggestion to someone to look in Indianstore....cool sometime world look so small......

Gloria said...

Love your tomato soup, look georgeous! I love vegetabkes soup!
gloria

Deeba PAB said...

Oh you had such fun F. I'm green with envy. Must check out Apolina's post too. As a matter of strange coincidence, I am sitting here making tomato soup in a pressure cooker for Mr PAB!! LOL
Big hugs!!

Parita said...

Tomato soup looks so good! SLURP!

Miri said...

Wow thats one wonderful soup - I love the mixture of tomato and carrot!

The gathering seems to have been such a lot of fun!
Enjoy your time with your daughter before she flies the nest!

Cynthia said...

Indoor picnics are cool :)

Manasi said...

My fav! After smapling many soups, I still like Tomato Soup over every other !
looks like the meet was fun!

Jayashree said...

Tomato soup is my favourite kind of soup. Yours look so creamy and delicious.