I first had this soup when a friend of mine (who just happens to be my previous supervisor) had us to her place dinner a couple months ago. She had retired last year and while we had a "reporting" work relationship, we also were friends. We are close in age, have similar interest and are foodies. Most of our conversations centered around recipes - what we may have made over the weekend, suggesting recipes for each other to try and yes, sometimes we even cooked together. For a couple years we have auctioned off dinners for United Way for two couples. We always prepared the food at my place and had a great time coming up with menus and serving our co-workers.
The DIY Guy and I really enjoyed this soup. I loved the addition of the feta cheese - it doesn't melt and just provides a nice texture. Her soup was a bit thicker and I think my tomatoes may have been a little watery. When I make it again, I would either cook it off longer or place my tomatoes in a strainer. The flavor was still wonderful.
Not only did I get my tomatoes at the market but I also got the basil and onion. Nothing like fresh ingredients when it comes time to making recipes!
Another soup recipe you might enjoy
Tomato Basil Soup