Bacon and Lentil Soup

This is a soup I do almost every week in some form or other. Warming, welcoming and always wonderful!

2 celery sticks chopped
2 carrots chopped
2 onions chopped
bacon chopped or lardons (as many as you have or like)
large cup full of red lentils
1x400g tin chopped tomatoes
herbs of choice
Gently fry all the veg and bacon together until all is soft but not too coloured. Add dried herbs if you fancy e.g. thyme. Then add the tomatoes and stir until warm and add the hot stock and lentils. Bring to the boil and then cover and simmer for around 20 minutes or until the lentils are cooked through. Whizz the soup until smooth and serve with a swirl of creme fraiche.