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South Beach Diet Gazpacho

South Beach Diet Gazpacho

Gazpacho is simple and refreshing soup usually served cold.  And it uses all of the vegetables that we typically get in our summer CSA shares.  This Gazpacho recipe comes from the South Beach Diet, and can be found on epicurious.com.  Serves 2. (more…)

Gazpacho

Easy Gazpacho

This is my go-to recipe for delicious and satisfying gazpacho. And now that we are in peak tomato season, it’s an easy meal, despite what might appear like a long and arduous process — it is not! Read it thru a few times, make it once, and you will see how simple it is. The recipe serves 4-6 and hails from the website www.thekitchn.com. Do try it, please. (more…)

Pickles

Refrigerator Pickles

Every summer around this time, I overhear members asking themselves and others what the deuce to do with more cucumbers. Besides add-ins to salads, or cool refreshment for your eye-lids, why not take a few minutes to make fridge pickle chips? (more…)

Tzatziki

Tzatziki

Last week, someone asked what she can do with just one cucumber? Simple. Make tzatziki! This delicious, creamy, Greek cucumber sauce keeps for about a week, and is great with grilled chicken, turkey or lamb. You can use Greek or plain yogurt (using plain yogurt will result in a slightly “runnier” sauce, but it holds the flavors and texture just as well so don’t panic if you don’t have it handy). It is a snap to make. Try it! (more…)

Cold Cucumber Cream Soup

Cold Cucumber Cream Soup

A quick and refreshing cold soup that can be prepared ahead of time for those warm, muggy evenings; if you are out of cilantro already, dill works just as well. The recipe serves 4. (more…)

Gazpacho

Gazpacho

At some point this summer, you will look in your crisper and realize you have all the ingredients for the perfect summer meal: Gazpacho. This recipe from the Joy of Cooking is easy to make and can be adapted depending on what vegetables you have available. Serve for lunch or add a side of thick crusty bread to make a light dinner. (more…)