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violet eyes

Soup in the summer?

What soups do you make and eat in the summer months?

I don't often make them because I think of them as something to have in the winter months but I have sometimes made a fresh tomato soup when the tomatoes are nice and ripe and that's about all really.
Anyone got any good recipes to share?

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Queen of Puds

Soups ...

I've always fancied the idea of fruit soups, as served with ice cream etc, but then can't help thinking that a soup for pudding would be so disappointing that I've never done it. And I've tried savoury cold soup & just can't get to grips with that at all.

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violet eyes

Soup in the summer

Today I made the ROTD ...summer soup of lettuce,cucumber and peas it's chilling in the fridge we will have some tomorrow.
Not sure I'd fancy a fruit soup but some people would say a tomato was a fruit. I once made Delia's chilled almond soup that was quite nice.

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Queen of Puds

Chilled almond soup

I'd never seen that recipe before, so have looked through it & that does actually appeal to me, where veg soups don't, as a rule. I will give that one a go. Sounds reminiscent of a thin hummus type taste perhaps. Sounds interesting ....

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violet eyes

Chilled soup

Well we had the summer soup of lettuce cucumber and peas chilled yesterday it was ok, it's a bit strange to my taste a bit like eating your dinner straight from the fridge, cold !!! we had it heated today which I much preferred so I think it will be hot soups in the future:0)

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Manon Lescaut

Cold Soups


"What soups do you make and eat in the summer months?

I don't often make them because I think of them as something to have in the winter months but I have sometimes made a fresh tomato soup when the tomatoes are nice and ripe and that's about all really.
Anyone got any good recipes to share?
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-Cucumber & yoghourt - which ever recipe I hit first on line or in one of my books.

-Gazpacho - Jane Grigson's recipe from her Sainsbury's Mediterranean Cookbook, garnished as given in the recipe.

-Tomato and orange - dead simple, refreshing and quick. A jar of passata with some not-from-concentrate orange juice to taste, finely grated orange peel and seasoning to taste, served with a few basil leaves for decoration.

If you have the ingredients for the last in at all times you have the answer when unexpected guests tur up or the heat is getting you down.

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violet eyes

Cold soup

That tomato and orange sounds easy I'll try that,I suppose you mean fresh orange and not the stuff from a carton. Thanks.

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Saffy

Soup in the Summer

I don't like the thought of cold soup, I like everything piping hot, Must have an asbestos mouth!

My favourite summer soup is the roasted red pepper soup (recipe in my profile). Even easier to make now you can buy jars of ready roasted peppers. I think they are my favourite cheat and use them regularly.

At Honey's last week she made a luscious roasted red pepper and walnut dip (like a nutty houmous). Going to make it this weekend for Steve's birthday/housewarming party. We moved again as we didn't like the house we moved to four years ago (was it really that long since I regularly posted on here?). The last house didn't flow and the kitchen was beyond revolting as well as being tucked away, so I was usually in there on my own. I lost my cooking mojo as it was such a horrible place to be. This new house is all open plan with a huge kitchen diner and it's where everyone gathers. The house needs a ton of work and lots of dosh spent on it, but I can honestly say I've never felt happier.

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Essex Girl

Roasted Pepper Dip

Snap Saffy. I'm going to make that dip for Saturday. Thanks Honey!

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violet eyes

That dip recipe of Honey's

Saffy your red pepper soup sounds similar to the one I make but I have the addition of a potato, it's one of our favourites.
Could you get Honey to put the roasted red pepper & walnut dip on her list of recipes or maybe you could put it on yours, it sounds nice.
Glad you are happier in your new home, it's never nice to be in the wrong place. I remember when you joined here just after I did, you were always doing the ironing. Seems a long time ago. This place comes to life when some of the old names return, let's hope more turn up:0)

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Saffy

Red pepper dip

If you google Tangy roast pepper and walnut dip, it's the first hit. It's from the BBC good food site.

I would have posted the link, but I think the rules re posting links have tightened up since I was last regularly posting.

I'm doing a Caribbean theme for the party so I'm going to try adding a bit of jerk seasoning to a little bit to see if it works.

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violet eyes

Dip

Thanks for that Saffy , I've got the little square for that site on my I pad so I'm used to looking for recipes there.
I've never tried jerk seasoning , is it a hot spice ? hope it works out ok for your party.

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Saffy

Dip

Jerk - it depends upon how much of the paste you use to be honest. We all like hot food so I do plenty but I shall be doing batches of various strength as well as some more plain chicken - probably marinate in lemon juice, garlic, olive oil and coriander for those that don't like spicy. I'm doing Ainsley Harriot's rice and peas with corn on the cob and coleslaw. I'm getting hungry just thinking about it :)

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Yummy

Can I come ?


" Jerk - it depends upon how much of the paste you use to be honest. We all like hot food so I do plenty but I shall be doing batches of various strength as well as some more plain chicken - probably marinate in lemon juice, garlic, olive oil and coriander for those that don't like spicy. I'm doing Ainsley Harriot's rice and peas with corn on the cob and coleslaw. I'm getting hungry just thinking about it :)"

:) xxx

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violet eyes

Jerk

I'll look out for it at my local shop and give it a go. If I don't like it i am sure the OH won't say no.
Thanks.

 
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