This recipe was given to me by the mother of one of my students. She made it quite often the summer I worked with her son in their home. The smell was out of this world when she was cooking it and she always sent me home with a serving. Now, many years later, I make it for my own family. Everyone loves it. It's nice any time of year as long as you can find good plum tomatoes. I make it a lot in the summer with my own homegrown tomatoes. It's really one of my favorite things that I make. I (like many people) don't really measure when I cook so measurements for things like cream and basil are not exact in this recipe.