MUSHROOM SOUP WITH TOMATOES

    This is one of those super simple soups that make us feel warm and cozy on a chilly evening.

    Amounts vary by how much soup you are making.
    Olive oil
    Garlic
    Canned tomatoes
    Mushrooms: white
    Crimini, Use only one kind or vary your soup with several kinds
    Portobello
    Shitake
    Dried porcini

    Herbs : Tarragon
    Thyme
    Oregano

    Use one or several. I like tarragon especially, but the Others are equally good. Whatever is available & Rosemary, Fresh Mint

    Lightly sauté garlic in olive oil.
    Add sliced mushrooms
    Saute lightly
    Add herbs
    Add tomatoes to cover the mushrooms
    Cook gently for several minutes
    Add hot water to a soup consistency you like ( aprox the same amount of tomatoes)
    Simmer for about thirty minutes
    Add more herbs at the finish
    Season with salt & pepper to taste

    Serve

    * When using dried porcini, wash carefully and soak until the mushrooms are softened. Cut into small pieces. Strain the mushrooms , reserving the broth and add to soup.