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May 15, 2010

Seven soups every Saturday: tomato soup recipes

Seven Polish pottery bowls 

I know what you're thinking, and you're absolutely right. It's not tomato season in Rhode Island, so why is she writing about tomato soup? There may be no farm-fresh tomatoes at the farmers market yet, but the weather is still tomato-soup-and-grilled-cheese chilly, so I'm digging into the pantry for canned tomatoes and into the freezer for the last of last summer's slow-roasted tomatoes. If you didn't put up your own tomatoes, take the best of what you find at the grocery store and slow-roast in the oven for several hours to concentrate the flavor. Then, go forth and make delicious, comforting, out-of-season tomato soup.

These seven tomato soup recipes caught my eye this week:

Roasted tomato and walnut soup, from Bron Marshall

Spicy tomato and blue cheese soup, from Living in the Kitchen with Puppies

Mulligatawny soup, from We Are Never Full

Roasted tomato soup, from Gluten-Free Goddess

Thai-spiced tomato soup, from The Wednesday Chef

Peasant cabbage tomato soup, from A Veggie Venture

Roasted red pepper and tomato soup, from Farmgirl Fare

Find more delicious tomato soup recipes with Food Blog Search. Come back every Saturday for seven soup recipes to enjoy any day of the week.


Kirsten in Falls Church, Virginia, sent today's photo of seven bowls, with this note: "Many military folks who have served overseas, like I have, collect these Polish pottery bowls. When my mom and dad visited my brother in Austria, I gave my mom the task of finding bowls 'useful for anything from cereal to soup to ice cream' and she came back with 20 of these, in various designs. My brother brought me lunch plates that are similar (the Polish pottery factory outlet was a train ride away so a fun trip for him) and it is so much fun to eat off such beautiful, incredibly sturdy dishes. In fact, the only ones that have broken were when the kids couldn't decide whose job it was to take them downstairs and they both let go, and the plates landed on the edge of the wooden step and didn't survive! But in a single sentence: these are hand-painted Polish pottery bowls that brighten my family's meals."

Now, let's have some fun!

If you'd like to share photos of seven soup bowls from your kitchen -- or from a friend's house, or your parents', or an antique shop, or a housewares store, or a school or restaurant -- I'd love to share those photos on Saturdays.

Here are the ground rules: send one photo, of seven soup bowls. The bowls must all be able to be used for eating soup (no mixing bowls or troughs, please). Send the largest file your camera will allow; I'll size it to fit. Make sure the photo is in focus (very important). Tell me whose bowls are in the photo, or where you took the picture. If you're a blogger, I'll link to your blog.

That's it. One photo, seven soup bowls. Email to lydia AT ninecooks DOT com.


Posted by: Kalynskitchen | May 15, 2010 at 11:10 AM

Do you believe it, I've never made tomato soup. Soup with tomatoes, plenty of times, but tomato soup, not once.

Love the blue bowls!

Posted by: PJ | May 15, 2010 at 05:01 PM

Not only am I of 100% Polish descent, but we have a dedicated shop (called Polish Pottery!) here in my little town of Monticello in East Central Illinois. It's beautiful stuff, as is tomato soup. I just planted my twenty tomato plants yesterday, so in 72-90 days I will be able to make it fresh again!

Posted by: CJ McD | May 18, 2010 at 09:48 AM

Wow, those bowls are beautiful.

I love tomato based soups. They are pantry friendly, qucik to put together and delicious. All you really need is good quality canned tomatoes and you're ready to start cooking.

Thanks for the recipe roundup. They all so so good.

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