Meet Eva Farley, a Chico watercolorist and pen and ink artist. Eva is the very first artist who submitted her art of our new guide to local art available HERE. This new section a great way to find Chico Area Artists. We plan to add a few artist posts per week, and links to these posts will be added here on this directory. So please come back for a visit!
Eva Farley’s Recipe
We are so glad the recipe is included. The watercolor is so appetizing…
Chilled Fresh Tomato Soup
Core 5 or 6 large ripe tomatoes, place on a gas grill, on high, for 5 minutes, turning every minute or so. When the skins split, remove them to a bowl. Once cooled, remove and discard skin, roughly chop tomatoes and place in a food processor together with juices from the bowl.
In a skillet, sauté one large chopped onion in 2 tablespoons of olive oil with 1/2 tsp. ground cumin, 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika, 1/2 tsp. salt. Sauté until the onion is translucent and add two sliced garlic cloves. Cook until the garlic starts to turn golden. Add to food processor and pulse until smooth, season to taste. Chill.
Serve in bowls with a dollop of Chimichurri sauce. Keep the rest of the sauce handy in case your guests want more.
I like the following combination of fresh herbs to garnish the soup, but you may play with other combinations (don’t forget mint): 1 cup Italian parsley, tightly packed, 1 cup cilantro or basil, tightly packed; 1/2 cup diced red onion; 3 Tbs marjoram or oregano; 3 cloves of garlic, peeled; 2 Tbs lemon or lime juice; 1 Tbs rice wine vinegar; ¼-1/2 tsp sea salt; ¼ tsp red pepper flakes; ½ cup good-quality olive oil
Put all in a food processor or blender and process until fairly smooth. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
Eva Farley loves to grow flowers and vegetables, cook from the garden and observe birds in her backyard, and she paints what she loves! She even included her chilled tomato soup and chimichurri recipe in her post.
If you are interested in purchasing one of her paintings to bring her love of plants, food, and birds into your home, or if you want to learn more about her future paintings, contact Eva Farley at firstname.lastname@example.org