This is what I made yesterday. . . . . . . . . . the really delicious
Cucumber Gazpacho from Barbara Kafka's amazing cook book,
SOUP ~ A Way of Life, one of my favorites.
I've made it before during the summer months when cukes are coming in
fast and furious from the garden (I used to grow my own). These are
from my neighbor's garden. Whilst he's on vacation, and I'm cat-sitting for
him, I'm permitted to pick his veggies, "thank you very much", and along
with the giant cukes calling out to be harvested, I also took a couple
of jalapeño peppers - the red ones are from the grocery store.
His cherry tomatoes are just starting to ripen, the larger slicing ones will take longer,
but this recipe does not require them - this is a green gazpacho and is really delicious.
Do you enjoy chilled soups in hot weather?
Vichyssoise is another soup I love - and of course the original
style of Gazpacho made with tomatoes is hard to beat.
The blender and food processor will be staying busy here
on these hot summer days!