Sunday, July 15, 2012

Cool Soups on Hot Summer Days

A three year old child is a being who gets almost as much fun out of a fifty-six dollar set of swings as it does out of finding a small green worm. ~Bill Vaughan

The heat wave in Michigan broke, but it's back again. My poor grass is actually crunchy at this point, and there is no rain in sight.  I've been avoiding using the oven at all costs, and grilling in early evening, or using the stove.  Tonight I made grilled pork chops, salad and baked beans cooked in the microwave.  I wrote an article for Old Fashioned Living this week with recipes for chilled soups.  They are a delicious alternative to hot appetizers or soups, and are an elegant dish to serve guests.  I share recipes for:

Cool Cucumber Soup
Chilled Cherry Soup
Cold Avocado Soup
Gazpacho (Cold Tomato Soup)

You'll find the recipes here:


1 comment:

  1. AnonymousJuly 16, 2012

    Please send some of your heatwave this way. Here in the UK we've had rain almost every day since the started a Josephus ban in April. Unlike your grass, mine actually squelches! The soups sound lovely and I'll give them a go if we ever gat any sun.


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