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cantaloupe soup

I just made some cold cantaloupe & peach soup, with orange & lemon juices, and it is terrific. SO yummy. Maybe I'll start some bread in the breadmaker. These domestic things just come over me. I can't stop them...

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silent_sensei
May. 28th, 2002 10:00 pm (UTC)
I am so utterly and completely not that way! I truly don't have a domestic bone in my body.
judith
May. 29th, 2002 06:47 am (UTC)
You may be better off. I can't decide. I originally became interested in cooking when I was a child. I was a fat, dirty little girl who didn't have many friends. Usually one friend at a time, someone who lived near. I holed up inside the house, reading, playing the piano, and cooking.

Now, though, I do love the sounds and smells and the visual appeal of things I make. I have told my kids many times (they are sick of hearing it) that "it's all in the presentation". I like to make things that look beautiful. Which doesn't mean that I get into the gourmet look. I hate that. Mostly it means using many different colors and textures of foods. Even a lentil soup can be pretty, especially in a nice bowl, with little pieces of carrot and maybe spinach floating around.

This morning I had the cantaloupe soup with two slices of fresh bread with honey. That was nice.

There have been times that cooking has taken over my life. I don't ever want to go back there. I like being more active now. I make good sandwiches for my hikes, though.
silent_sensei
May. 29th, 2002 09:45 am (UTC)
No. Not better off. Just different. :-)
prom
May. 30th, 2002 12:46 pm (UTC)
Yummmmm
That soup sounds soooo good - is there a recipe online? I've only had cold mango soup - and it was absolutely heavenly! Just thinking about your soup makes me hungry - !
judith
May. 30th, 2002 12:59 pm (UTC)
Re: Yummmmm
no, but it's so simple I remember it:

Blend in a food processor one cut up cantaloupe until reasonably smooth. Pour into large bowl. Cut up four peeled peaches and place them into the processor with the juice of two oranges. Blend until smooth. Mix with cantaloupe along with the juice of one lemon.
Taste. Add a bit of sugar or additional lemon juice if it needs it. Chill for several hours. Serve with dollops of plain yogurt -

The recipe also calls for chopping fresh mint and mixing with sugar and sprinkling that on top. That sounds great but I didn't happen to do it.

I loved it. Ate it all over the past couple of days.

I have another recipe for cantaloupe soup that calls for mixing in plain yogurt until smooth (that one doesn't include peaches but there's something else...can't remember). I think you could do this one that way, too, just put a cup of yogurt in there and mix together.
prom
May. 31st, 2002 04:08 pm (UTC)
Re: Yummmmm
Thank you Judith, I'm gonna make me some soup real soon, yea! Have 3 kinds of mint growing in my garden to add to it, & I'm very fond of plain yogurt! My cold soup 'specialty' is gazpacho - m eats it by the quart when I make it! Thanks again!
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