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Favorite Summer Soup Recipes

A collection of my Favorite Summer Soup Recipes, from gazpacho to chowder to fresh-vegetable soups, served chilled or warm, all light and refreshing. So may we please stop talking about the weather? Yes, it's hades hot. Yes, the grass is brown. (The upside? No mowing.) Yes, the herbs are fading. (The upside? Basil loves heat, pesto madness to come!) Yes, there is serious devastation to crops and livestock. (The upside? Um, well, not that I can think of.) But let's just soldier on, muddle through, Hoosier along and get on with it. What other choice do we have? Besides, dinner we can handle and a little soup will help. Not the heavy soups of winter but the special summer soups, lighter, livelier, full of life and promise. Like chilled gazpacho. Like warm summer chowder. Like simple fresh-vegetable soups.Stay cool, everyone!
~ Alanna
Gazpacho – All Served Cold(hover for a description, click a photo for a recipe) It was gazpacho – served cold at a conference in the dank basement of a …

Homemade Buttermilk:
Thick & Tangy, Cold & Creamy
and You Made It Yourself!

Have you ever heard that store-bought buttermilk isn't what it used to be? Me too. But it's super-easy to make a DIY buttermilk with just three ingredients. Just take just milk, a little of that grocery store buttermilk as "starter", a sprinkle of salt and 24 hours later, what emerges is the thickest, creamiest and tangiest homemade buttermilk ever. Say hello to my latest obsession, making homemade buttermilk, the closest thing to old-fashioned buttermilk to emerge from a modern kitchen.


Fresh & Lovely. Great for Meal Prep. Just Three Ingredients.