I used freshly picked organic tomatoes from my mother-in-laws' neighbor's garden. Aren't they just gorgeous (they are without the skins in this picture).
5-6 medium-large ripe tomatoes
1 teaspoon baking soda
Milk (as much or as little as you want)
salt and pepper to taste
Wash and cut the cores out of the tops of each tomato. Place in a pot of lightly boiled water for 7-10 minutes until you see the skins starting to separate. Take out each tomato and place on a plate to cool. Gently take off the skins of each tomato.
Place the tomatoes in an empty pot on medium and let them reduce. Simmer for 10-15. You can either puree the tomatoes for a creamy texture, or leave it chunky (I like to puree mine). Add the baking soda, seasonings and milk to taste. You can add as little or as much milk as you'd like. That's it! Enjoy!