Search Results for: Cold soups

Chilled Beet Salad Soup

The other night I enjoyed fried beets at Vellum on Main Street as part of their Happy Hour menu (such a deal at 3 bucks)! Even after inhaling two portions, I’m still craving beets. I thought a cold beet soup would scratch the itch and be perfect for a summer’s eve. When googling cold beet soup, many Polish … Full recipe post »

Tomato-Zucchini Soup

I purchased a tiny tomato cookbook at a library sale last summer — I still prefer illustrated cookbooks to recipes I find online. I much prefer working from pulp than electronics; the recipes seem better tested. The author made a commitment to publishing, thus acknowledging the inability to make corrections at a later date. This book is … Full recipe post »

Chilled Pea and Lettuce Soup with Fresh Herbs

I present to you a Pea and Lettuce Soup, inspired by kitchen gardens, a stroll through the farmers market, and a recipe I found online. This is the perfect soup for early June, when the season’s last lettuces are harvested, herbs need pinching back and summer peas hold promise on the vine. Adaptability is one of … Full recipe post »

Fresh Asparagus Soup with Herb Croutons

When local asparagus are filling tables and bins at the Farmers Market, here’s one of my favorite spring soups to make: an abstract painting in a bowl. If you’ve time, make a homemade stock with the lower ends of the asparagus and the leek or scallion greens. Simply chop them up, combine with chopped carrot, … Full recipe post »

Carrot Soup with Thai Flavors

Hey readers. It’s me — Peggy. I feel so alone. Like I’m penning scriptures to roll into a bottle, then cast into the ocean for some lonely heart to read. Could that lonely heart be you? Are you actually out there reading — gasp — a food blog? And after the exigencies of Thanksgiving, no less. Don’t … Full recipe post »

Watermelon-Pomegranate Soup with Mint and Feta

Swollen with the promise of endless days, if summer were a fruit, it would be a watermelon, which seems to yield an infinity of pieces, and then — as the season itself — vanishes. Before air-conditioning transformed how we cope with summer’s heat, there was watermelon. Mark Twain described watermelon as, “…chief of this world’s … Full recipe post »

Mix and Match Gazpacho

Grilled Vegetable Gazpacho, Tropical Fruit Gazpacho, Green Herb Gazpacho, Red Tomato Gazpacho, White Almond Gazpacho, Chunky Cherry Gazpacho, Smooth Gazpacho — will the Original Gazpacho please step forward and show some ID? Hm, a passport of Spanish origin; the name reading “White Almond Gazpacho.” The case is closed. This Antonio Banderas of the cold soup world … Full recipe post »

Fresh Herb Vichyssoise with Shrimp (reduced fat)

Mercy, it’s hot. I woke up in the wee hours of the morning to water and tend to my garden. When my herb garden needs pinching back and clipping, this is a favorite recipe because it uses lots of fresh herbs. I veered from classic vichyssoise by not using cream and butter, but the thick … Full recipe post »

Cherry Gazpacho

I’m feeling nostalgic today…yesterday was the 1st anniversary of my personal challenge to photograph and write about what I’m eating everyday (including Sunday) without repeating a recipe.That would make today’s recipe and photo blog number 366, but who’s counting? So, Happy First Birthday, dear blog! I should probably bake a cake but my first blog (June 28, … Full recipe post »

Carrot-Ginger Soup with Tamari Almonds

As the seasons change from winter to spring, a transition recipe, such as Carrot Soup, is good to have up your sleeve. This subtly sweet and velvety soup is wonderful served hot or cold, depending on whether you want to warm up or cool down, according to the erratic temperatures of the season. Variations on … Full recipe post »

Chilled Zucchini Soup with Tarragon

A neighbor just brought by a bag of zucchini. (Oh look, honey…more zucchini!) We’ve plans for dinner but I can whip up a zucchini soup in minutes. Soup always tastes better the second or third day anyway. Whether you’re serving soup hot or cold, it just needs that extra day for the flavors to combine. … Full recipe post »

Chilled Cucumber Walnut Soup

It’s Tuesday and I have leftover ribs from the Fourth we’d best get to work on!  I’d like something refreshing to complement the smokiness of the ribs. I have walnuts in the pantry and cucumbers in the vegetable crisper. All I’ll need is some buttermilk, yogurt and dill to make one of my favorite summer … Full recipe post »