Late last year I discovered a fantastic recipe for roast tomato and red lentil soup ...and then I lost it. But no matter, I have followed the general recipe that I remember and have turned out a pretty marvellous soup that the WHOLE FAMILY eats! Tres rare!
You take these, fresh from the garden if you are lucky enough to have them -
Chop them and put them in a roasting pan with a sprinkle of salt, plenty of good quality grassy olive olive, and loads of garlic unpeeled and put it in a low oven for an hour or two until they are still juicy but baked.
In the meantime I cook a cup of red lentil in two cups of water with three bay leaves until soft. You add the lentils to the soup after it has been pureed. Then eat with crusty bread and amaze your friends and family with the rich tomato flavour!!
To go with my current tomato attitude I feel the need for a red dress that does the salsa on my soul. For example ...
Red leather! From Raoul Mock.
Or this cute and cheap one from Old Navy - they ship to Australia you know.