Tomato Consomme

( a la Laurie, adapted from many recipes)

2 kgs. Large ripe tomatos
Bunch of fresh basil
2 garlic cloves
dash of white wine vinegar

Puree all of the above ingredients and then put into a cheesecloth over a sieve or hang from something(?) add some sea salt and pepper and let it drip through until you get a nice clear broth.
(you could add ginger, vodka, etc.)

Chill served and garnish with grape tomatos, green onions, basil or a parmesan tuile.

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