I was intrigued by how the onions steamed in the milk for this recipe as I've tried several other tomato soups and they've been overwhelmed by onion flavor - not my favorite. I used canned tomatoes and pureed them with a hand blender. - other than that I followed the recipe. It had a nice mouth feel and a rich taste - but was too peppery yet at the same time quite bland. It tastes like a base just waiting for the other flavors. I have some leftover and I think I will saute a little garlic and add some basil.