Season 2006 Episode 09.25.06

#0029 - Tomato Soup, That's It.

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QuickTime 7 Player - download free hereHelp us get listed! Subscribe to the show via iTunes, by clicking on the iTunes button in the subscribe panel to the right. Subscribing increases our chances of getting listed in the itunes directory. First you’ll need iTunes though, download free here.Saturday was the fall equinox, one of 2 times in the year when the day and night are the same length. Celebrated by pagans, and acknowledged by the calendar as the first day of autumn, the equinox is a bittersweet time for us here at freshtopia. While we love each season in its own special way, summer has so much wonderful produce we miss during the colder months. Especially tomatoes.Sure tomatoes are around all year thanks to imports and greenhouses, but they are pale, mealy shadows of the glory of heirloom tomatoes in season! We bid a fond farewell to tomatoes for the year with a fabulous raw tomato soup that will linger in your memory even after we've all moved on to things like hard squashes...mmm. Squashes...Ryanne, of suggested we include text versions of the recipes in the blog, for ease of printing/grocery shopping. Great idea Ryanne, thanks! For the recipe, follow the fold!Simple Tomato Soup:2cups cherry or heirloom tomatoes2cups sun-dried tomatoes (soaked) reserve 1/2cup for the sauce1/2cup raw cashews (soaked)1/2cup olive oil1cup tomato soak watersmall clove garlic1/4cup shallot (chopped)sea salt and pepper to tasteSmokin' Hott Tomato sauce1/2cup sun-dried tomatoes (soaked)1/2cup olive oil1Tablespoon chili flakes1Tablespoon honey or agave syrup1teaspoon smoked sea saltfiltered water or tomato soak water to thin2Tablespoons chives (chopped) to garnishmoreless

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