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This is a fantastic summer soup! You can easily spice it up with additional herbs or a little garlic, if you like.

5 cups ripe fresh tomatoes, chopped coursely
2 cups cream
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped fine
1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped fine
1/2 a shallot or 2 tablespoons fresh chives, minced fine
1/2 teaspoon dry ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspooon white pepper (optional)
salt and black pepper to taste
lemon slices and additional parsley for garnish (optional)

1. Add tomatoes, ginger, allspice, salt and pepper to a blender or food processor. Pulse until tomatoes are coarsely pureed, but not liquefied.

2. Add cream and herbs and pulse only long enough to blend thoroughly.

3. Transfer soup to a large bowl, cover, and refrigerate for about an hour before serving. garnish with thinly sliced lemon and fresh parsley leaves.