Using a food processor or blender, puree in batches until smooth and season with salt and pepper to taste. At this time, you can either refrigerate the soup for later or heat for immediate serving. If serving right away, ladle into bowls and garnish with a dollop of sour cream and mint leaf. If using soy cream or half and half, swirl it through the soup to make a pretty design (if you want to, or...just stir it in!) Serve with fresh French bread or crunchy garlic bread, grilled cheese sandwiches, pretzels, or any kind of cracker.