Sunday, April 15, 2012

Slow Roasted Tomato Basil Soup


One of my very favorite foodie bloggers is

Cathy from Wives With Knives.

She shares some of the most flavorful & interesting recipes

and she takes FABULOUS photos of the finished dish, too.

She has inspired me so many times to try new recipes.


Because every year, my sweet hubby grows TONS of

tomato plants from SEED...


We have LOTS of Fresh TOMATOES to eat!

The above photo was just


from last year!!!

Needless to say, I am always looking for

ways to use up tomatoes.

Cathy shared her wonderful recipe for

Slow Roasted Tomato Basil Soup


I have adapted her recipe to

accommodate our health issues here at

The Gazebo House

by lowering the salt as well as the fat content.

The flavor is still WONDERFUL!!

You'll never again enjoy canned tomato soup

once you try this homemade version.

Every time I serve it to friends & family

it gets rave reviews!

Stop back on Wednesday to see

the table settings at which it was served last week.

Good Earth table 004

HERE for my version of the recipe

I'm joining Yvonne at StoneGable for

On The Menu Monday

as well as

Michael Lee at Rattlebridge Farm for

Foodie Friday

and The Tablescaper for

Seasonal Sunday

Thank you to all the bloggers who host these

fun memes for us to share in!


  1. Wow, that is a lot of tomatoes! What a delicious way to use them too. I haven't tried Cathy's recipe yet but it's on my list for this summer!

  2. Oh my, that soup looks so delicious, Rett! Can't wait for tomato time this summer...won't get here soon enough.

  3. WHat a joy to grow your own food! Recipe looks delish! TFS~

  4. All great pics Rett! Especially lovin' the one of the basil close-up! Looking forward to garden tomatoes and basil:@)

  5. Mmmmm, that soup looks so scrumptious and I love your presentation, Rett!! The pink and green cabbage dishes are so pretty. I can't wait to try this soup recipe soon.

  6. Rett, I'm not a fan of tomatoes, but I do love tomato soup. Odd, but true. This looks delicious. Love the pretty cabbage leaf dishes and the combo of green and pink. Perfect spring lunch. ~ Sarah

  7. Hi Rett,
    Homemade soup is always better than canned. Thanks for the lovely recipe. my husband loves tomato soup, especially with grilled cheese sandwich.
    I hope to grow some tomatoes this year.

  8. It sounds delicious and looks yummy. My hubby also has a large garden of tomatoes that he, too, starts from seeds. I like to freeze them chopped up and in cupcake tins. When they are frozen I dump them into a large bag and have fresh tomatoes for use all winter. Each one is about 1/2 cup.

    I tried to respond to your nice comment, but you are a " no reply" blogger. Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit.

    1. I'm sorry that I'm a "no reply" blogger, but the email addy I use has my last name in it & I don't want it made public.
      You can always reach me by clicking on the "Rettabug" link at the top of the blog page, though.

      Thanks for the tip about freezing chopped up tomatoes in cupcake tins! Wonderful idea & I'm sure I'll use it come summer this year. DH has a bumper crop of seedlings already started in the sunroom!

  9. That's one of my favorite soups to make from scratch, too! Enjoy!


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