An excellent soup, chock full of goodness. I was very pleased to get a bulk bag of lovely tomatoes on special, so in fact I doubled up on this soup, using up the last of the celery, and I'm glad I did, after last nights supper there is just enough left for DHs lunch today! I did use vegetable rather than chicken stock, and I didn't use cream to garnish - I'm sure it would be fantastic, but I am currently in love with fried garlic pita bread chips as garnish, and it just doesn't need the cream as well!
I roughly pureed it so that the soup was still just a little chunky rather than completely smooth, and wow, we enjoyed it so much, even the girls, who are not big soup lovers. Definitely a new favourite, thanks for sharing, English Rose!