Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Soup in the summer....

I love fresh fruit!

AND 
I especially like cold fruit soups!


This morning I chopped up some watermelon, honeydew and strawberries to make a cold soup...


...I heated it up a bit to soften up the fruit and added a a few mint leaves for more flavor...


...I pulled out my trusty emulsifier and gave it a few whirls...


...and chilled it for lunch...



This cold Peach Soup is also delish....



Peach Soup
1 cups ripe cantaloupe chunks (about 1 in.) 
1/2 ripe peach (6 oz.), peeled, pitted, and cut into chunks
1/2 cup canned peach nectar
1/4 cup white Zinfandel (or 1/2 cup additional peach nectar)
1 tablespoon lemon juice

 In a blender or food processor, whirl cantaloupe, peach, peach nectar, white Zinfandel, and lemon juice until smooth. Taste and add sugar if desired.  Pour soup into a container, cover, and chill until cold, at least 1 hour, or up to 1 day.  Pour the soup into shallow bowls.  Makes 2 cups


Gazpacho is so good in the summer...


...I heat up some mixed fresh veggies...


....and add some Italian seasonings...


...blend and chill...


...and add a little fresh basil...so good!


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And as fall approaches...

...there is nothing better than a good ol' vegetable soup...



I throw every vegetable I have on hand in with some chicken stock and a can of tomato soup:


And Squash Soup....YUM...



YUM!

1 (2 to 3 pound) butternut squash, peeled and seeded
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 medium onion, chopped
6 cups chicken stock
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Directions
Cut squash into 1-inch chunks. In large pot melt butter. Add onion and cook until translucent, about 8 minutes. Add squash and stock. Bring to a simmer and cook until squash is tender, about 15 to 20 minutes. Remove squash chunks with slotted spoon and place in a blender and puree. Return blended squash to pot. Stir and season with salt, and pepper. Serve.


AND 
I live with a guy who doesn't care for soup - go figure!


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10 comments:

  1. I love soup and gazpacho! My guy likes only hot soup.

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  2. The peach soup would be a hit around here! I think I'll try it!

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  3. I love soup. It's one of the things that makes winter tolerable. . .homemade soup on the stove. Yum.

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  4. Great recipes Patti. Soup is a favorite here too, I love using all the fresh veggies to make a starter for freezing. It sure makes my soups and stews taste good during the cold months.......Gazpacho appears often in the summer.

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  5. Mmmmmmmmm! Definitely going to try the squash soup. Love quick recipes!

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  6. I love soups all year round Patti. Never heard of cold soup. That might be something I need to try. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  7. I love soups too, Patti, hot or cold. I pinned this - thanks for the various ones!

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  8. Love all kinds of soup. If it is hearty, my husband will eat it! Thanks for all the recipes!

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  9. We are fans of soup here year round. My chef makes a delicious Gazpacho.

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