It’s time for Summer veggies — And Summer flavors!
It’s also time to announce the WINNER of my Summer Give-Away #1!!
The Winner is Christy Culp, a busy Potter in Pennsylvania!! By random drawing, she wins the lovely (very turquoise) Jan Bilek Vase! CONGRATULATIONS to Christy!! To view some of Christy’s delightful pottery, here is a link to her Web Site: www.2PearsPottery.blogspot.com
And Thank-You to EVERYONE – For all your comments!! Hope you’re all looking forward to the next Summer Give-Away (in a few weeks)!
And now, the Food – A Quick Summer Soup:
I recently stumbled on a recipe for a Yellow Zucchini Soup. It sounded tasty-perfect for Summer – A quick, thrown-together Soup; good hot or cold. I immediately lost the recipe, but I certainly remembered the concept — Veggies with the addition of potato as a creamy thickener.
I sautéed leek, and summer squash (could not find Yellow Zucchini). I added a bit of chicken broth — Then, for creaminess, Yukon Gold potato AND sweet potato. After simmering a bit, I simply used an immersion blender to puree everything. I added more broth to a desired ‘soup’ consistency – And continued heating. Quick and easy!! I served with a garnish of chopped dill (and a squeeze of lemon).
I enjoyed it hot, but this would make a great COLD soup as well – For this very hot Summer.
Recipe on my Recipes Page.
The Pottery – Simon Levin Bowls:
I’m serving my tasty Summer Soup in two simple-but-stunning bowls made by Simon Levin, of Wisconsin. A light, smooth stoneware; wood fired, with a rich glossy-white interior glaze, and a hint of texture on the exterior. I acquired these bowls recently at the St. Croix Pottery Tour – Actually, my husband picked them out. In any case, they’re perfect for a small serving of (very tasty) Summer Soup.
Finally — Wishing a HAPPY Summer to everyone (and an enjoyable Fourth-of-July)! And again, CONGRATULATIONS to Christy Culp!!