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Muir Glen 2012 Reserve Tomatoes

by Nicole on June 11, 2013


We are big Muir Glen fans here at my house and you all know how much I love limited edition products! There is something about knowing that the product won’t be made forever and is only available for a short window of time that makes me want and need it, lol! Well, we got 2 cans of these Muir Glen 2012 Reserve diced tomatoes and so I decided to make the fire roasted tomato soup recipe that came with the package! The tomatoes are really delicious on their own (I tried them) and this soup was absolutely yummy!

Muir Glen Reserve Harvest tomatoes are grown on only 13 acres, representing the pinnacle of our tomato season each year. The Halley variety that was grown this year takes us back to our roots, as it was one of the first varieties we planted. All Muir Glen tomatoes are field grown and vine ripened under certified organic practices — no synthetic pesticides, no chemical fertilizers, just gorgeous tomato taste, true to nature. Our commitment to the organic practice of growing tomatoes is only paralleled by our commitment to our friends and supporters.

I also got a few other limited edition products in my package that I wanted to highlight!

California Olive Ranch Limited Reserve Olive Oil – Seasonally available, Limited Reserve extra virgin olive oil is the finest first cold pressings from the first two weeks of harvest.  Bottled internationally with olive fruit suspended in oil for a “burst” of olive fruitiness.  Fresh from California!

Jonathan’s Wild Cherry Spoon – Handcrafted in Pennsylvania from sustainably harvested wood, Jonathan’s Wild Cherry Spoon is the leader in wooden spoon design.  Here you’ll find the trademarked lazy spoon with the folding salad tongs, two of many exquisite pieces in Jonathan’s collection.

Raw Materials Design – Handmade in the USA and inspired by the American West, the Classic Chef Apron from Raw Materials Design is made with organic heavyweight cotton canvas combined with classic top-stitch construction and stamped with the Muir Glen Organic logo for a one of a kind, limited-edition apron, just for you.

These items were really fun to get and I loved the small samples of the olive oil! We used it to roast asparagus and both said we could taste the flavor of the olive oil! The spoon is so funky yet practical and it has become my favorite! The raw materials design apron is very professional looking and I have worn it several times in the kitchen.

Here is the fire roasted tomato soup recipe:

Fire Roasted Tomato Soup


  • 1 tablespoon butter or olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped (1 cup)
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 cans (14.5 oz each) Muir Glen® organic fire roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can can (14 oz) reduced-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves, cilantro leaves or Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream


  1. In 3-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.
  2. Add onion and garlic; cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly, until onion is crisp-tender.
  3. Stir in tomatoes, broth, 1 tablespoon of the basil, the sugar and pepper flakes.
  4. Heat to boiling.
  5. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 15 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat; pour mixture into large heatproof bowl; cool slightly, about 15 minutes.
  7. In blender, place half of the mixture.
  8. Cover; blend until pureed.
  9. Return to saucepan.
  10. Repeat with remaining mixture.
  11. Heat over medium heat until hot.
  12. Remove from heat.
  13. Stir in cream and remaining 1 tablespoon basil.

I received samples to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.

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1 laurie damrose June 11, 2013 at 11:35 am

Those sound great and I can’t wait to try the recipe.

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