A friend of mine stopped by with some small tomatoes from her garden. I peeled (by dropping into boiling water briefly), and seeded them. I put the pulp and some of the strained juice into a small saucepan with some butter and cooked it down. I seasoned it with salt, pepper, and mixed herbs from my garden: oregano, basil, rosemary, parsley. After the liquid reduced, I added a very small pinch of baking soda, let the foam subside, then added heavy cream, let it come to a simmer, then turned off the heat. I finished it with a dollop of home made creme fraiche. Of course.