Wednesday, June 29, 2005
You're gonna have to take my word on this, because I didn't get a photo, but the other day I actually made a cream-of-vegetable soup that wasn't green. It was a pureed carrot soup with onion, coconut milk, ginger and other yummy flavors. And the week before that I made a deep-red gazpacho with Cherokee Purple tomatoes and beautiful bits of golden bell pepper.
But for the most part, my soups for the past couple of years have been pale green: asparagus, avocado, artichoke (ooh, I love the "A" vegetables).
Today's was inspired by Fran McCullough's recipe from "The Good Fat Cookbook" -- highly recommended, both for its recipes and for its thorough research on lipids. It was a lovely chilled creation of grated cucumbers, a bit of grated onion, melded with buttermilk and a little sour cream, seasoned with a touch of Dijon mustard, salt, pepper and (eek!) a pinch of sugar. In my usual zeal to get the soup as green and velvety as possible, I mooshed a ripe avocado into it. Man, that was a really filling lunch.
Here's something else to nourish you: Go visit Senator Ted Kennedy's Web site and join him in trying to pound some sense into the pitiful cranium of our reality-deprived president. Tasty.
Posted by cookiecrumb at 2:28 PM