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Homemade Tomato Soup and Stacy Lyn Harris’s “Harvest”

homemade tomato soup

I am excited to share this easy Homemade Tomato Soup recipe and tell y’all about Stacy Lyn Harris’s latest book, “Harvest”.

This is not an ad, I am just sharing with you this wonderful book I’ve recently added to my collection because I think you’d enjoy it too.

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Harvest by Stacy Lyn Harris

Can you believe that I’ve never made homemade tomato soup until recently? It’s true! I was inspired by the recipe from my blogger friend, Stacy Lyn, and her new book. I connected with Stacy Lyn last year and she is just the most kind person. Although we’ve never met in person, I’ve enjoyed our online conversations. You just know when you meet good people and she is just that.

Back in November, I ordered “Harvest” to add to my collection of cookbooks. Being a blogger myself, the holiday season is a busy one in my line of work. It wasn’t until after Christmas that I was able to open the book and read through the pages.

“Food is more than just something to eat; relationships “stick” when build around a table of good quality fresh food.” ~ Stacy Lyn’s Grandmother

I went through the entire book in one evening admiring the stories, the beautiful pages, photos and recipes. I found this book was not just a cookbook but a life experiences book so personally shared by Stacy Lynn about her life, a way of living, that also included delicious recipes. She offers information on gardening, preserving, foraging, bee keeping, backyard chickens, food from the pasture and wild game with recipes in each section along the way. Honestly, I’ve never seen a book quite like this. I truly love it!

Besides inspiring me to make up my first batch of tomato soup, I’m also going to be planting my first garden this year and start composting. I’m really glad to have Stacy Lyn’s tips to help me along the way.

If you’d like to know more about this book and possibly add it to your collection, visit Game and Garden | Stacy Lyn Harris. While you’re there, have a look around her amazing website. The book is also available on Amazon HERE. I’m looking forward to trying many more recipes and am so happy to have this book in my personal collection.

“Growing up in the South, most everyone would try their hand at growing tomatoes.”

Now, let’s talk about homemade tomato soup. I’m not really sure why it never occurred to me to make tomato soup before. I also never would have guessed the addition of carrot and onion that get blended in to give you such an incredible soup. I seriously would have only thought tomatoes and seasonings. Nope! This was the best and I’ll be making it again. It was a wonderful meal that we enjoyed for two days, paired with a grilled cheese of course.

I did have to improvise on the recipe because we don’t have fresh garden tomatoes this time of year. You can find Stacy Lyn’s original recipe using the freshest tomatoes from the garden in her book. I’ll be trying her recipe as soon as I harvest my own fresh tomatoes.

Homemade Tomato Soup

Step One: Add butter to a soup pot and melt over medium heat

Step Two: Add the chopped onion and diced carrot and sauté until the onions become translucent.

Step Three: Add the strained tomatoes, stock, herbs and seasonings.

Step Four: Simmer for 30 minutes

Step Five: Use an immersion blender to blend all of the vegetables into a creamy consistency. This can also be done in a food processor, being careful while working with the hot soup. 

Serve with a swirl of heavy cream, if desired, along with a grilled cheese sandwich for a perfect meal.

Homemade Tomato Soup

Print Recipe

Ingredients

  • 6.5 c Strained Tomatoes (I used Pomi brand, two 24.46 oz)
  • 2 tbs Butter
  • 1 Onion, diced
  • 2 Carrots, finely diced
  • 1 c Vegetable Stock
  • 1/2 tsp Basil, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Dried Oregano
  • Salt and Cracked Black Pepper, to taste
  • Heavy Cream (optional)

Instructions

1

Add butter to a soup pot and melt over medium heat

2

Add the chopped onion and diced carrot and sauté until the onions become translucent.

3

Add the strained tomatoes, stock, herbs and seasonings.

4

Simmer for 30 minutes

5

Use an immersion blender to blend all of the vegetables into a creamy consistency. This can also be done in a food processor, being careful while working with the hot soup. 

6

Serve with a swirl of heavy cream, if desired, along with a grilled cheese sandwich for a perfect meal. 

Shared at the Weekend Potluck

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Carlee
    February 7, 2018 at 7:29 pm

    I definitely need to whip up a batch of this. I have not made homemade tomato soup, but I want this and a grilled cheese sandwich so badly right now!

    • Reply
      Julia Jordan
      February 7, 2018 at 7:36 pm

      Carlee,
      You will not be disappointed. It was my first time making tomato soup and it’s the best!

  • Reply
    Barrie
    February 9, 2018 at 6:38 pm

    My mother just made something like this and froze it in glass jars- it freezes perfectly! Thanks for linking up with Friday Frenzy!

  • Reply
    Kelly Lynns Sweets and Treats
    February 11, 2018 at 10:49 am

    Looks so yummy! I love the vegan option too! Thanks fro sharing at Friday Frenzy Link Party! PINNED.

  • Reply
    laura
    February 12, 2018 at 2:07 am

    mmmmm I love homemade tomato soup–so tasty!
    Thanks for linking up to the friday frenzy–we appreciate you!

  • Reply
    Miz Helen
    February 20, 2018 at 11:21 am

    This looks like a great cookbook, and this soup will be a big hit at the cottage! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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