2 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, sliced 2 cloves garlic, chopped 3 large stems of fresh basil 1 sprig of fresh thyme 1 bay leaf 2 1/2 tablespoons tomato paste 2 pounds very ripe tomatoes, quartered pinch of sugar 1 cup chicken stock 1/3 cup whipping cream fresh basil leaves, cut into thin strips, to garnish Heat the oil in a large saucepan and gently cook the onion for 3 minutes, or until it is soft and translucent. Add the garlic, basil stems, thyme, bay leaf, tomato paste, and the fresh tomatoes.  Season with the sugar, salt and black...
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