Tomato soup, I love you — tomato soup has always been one of my vices, graduating from the basic Campbell’s can plus milk combination of my younger days to something more elaborate and tasty in various combination since. And tonight for the first time, taking advantage of those fresh tomatoes from my friend who also provided the corn, I prepared my first such soup from scratch, using this recipe at the suggestion of a friend. I avoided the garlic, didn’t miss it, but next time I’ll cut up the tomatoes a bit more to allow for even more broth to be created — had enough for a fine bowlful, though, and the slow process of its creation added extra zest to the joy of eating it with some fresh bread and a glass of Chilean red. Give the recipe a whirl, you’ll find yourself able to create a fine soup on its own or potentially a base for something else.