Roasted Tomato and Pepper Soup...Edmonton Bands too. Suppertime.

After a road trip to Revelstoke, side-sweepng the Okanagon, I came back to PG with 80-90 pounds of tomatoes. Intense canning and pureeing sessions ensued, so much so my house began to sweat a grimey orange liquid from its grimey old walls in response to the troubling humidity index inside my house.

In the fury of such endeavor, I threw both songs and roasted delectables into a pot, first coming out with a roasted tomato soup, then a roasty - toasty playlist. Good things all together in a pot, or playlist, is this weeks theme. Edmonton and Calgary get some face time. Canned Heat can be expected next week.

About 8 big tomatoes

8 cloves of garlic, skin on

1 BIG onion chopped into chunks

2 peppers of your choosing, I did red and yellow, cut in half

3 cups of water or stock

1/2 cup of cream or milk


Some fresh Parmesan or Sovrano cheese

Dash of baking soda

Fresh Basil

  • Throw the tomatoes, peppers, onions and garlic on a pan with some oil and pepper and roast at about 450 for 20 minutes, then turn to broil for 5 0r 10 minutes so skins are charred
  • If you leave the skin on the garlic, you can squish the roasted garlic out of it's little natural package
  • Add these things into a pot with a  good slab of butter
  • Add the stock/water, bring to a boil and simmer for 20-30ish minutes
  • Blend in a blender or use a hand blender
  • Add salt and pepper
  • Add a dash of baking soda ( this prevents curdling)
  • Stir in the cream/milk and grate a good deal of cheese into this puppy
  • Add some nice pieces of fresh basil, and then pour into bowls and garnish with even more basil!

Some tunes:

The Lad Mags - The Browns

Brazilian Money - Macaroni Makeout Party

Pine Tarts - Mosel

Pine Tarts - Modern Lovin

Cadence Weapon - Conditioning

Cadence Weapon - Jukebox

The Lad Mags - Trick

Odds - It Falls Apart ( Palate Cleanser)

Karen O Feat. Peaches - Backass

Warpaint - Beetles

Chad Vangaalen - Cries of The Dead

Neutral Milk Hotel - Where You'll Find Me Now

Blondie - Heart of Glass