10 posts categorized "Fruit soups"

November 27, 2010

Seven soups every Saturday: winter fruit soup recipes

Spigot handle lidded soup bowl

After a few weeks of root vegetable soups, chicken soups, and soups made with beans and peas, I thought I might need to move to another hemisphere to get some fruit into my soup pot. Not so! Fruits like cranberries and apricots, and fruit juice available fresh or frozen year-round, feature in soups from many cold-climate countries.

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August 26, 2010

Soup Chick's favorite summer soups

Watermelon gazpacho 

For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, summer draws to a close in just a couple of weeks. Soon it will be all squash, all the time, with some potatoes and Brussels sprouts tossed in. No more heirloom tomatoes -- no tomatoes at all. No baby beets. No blackberries. These two weeks ahead are our last gasp, the final opportunity to make summer soups with produce fresh from the fields.

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July 12, 2010

Recipe for cantaloupe and yogurt soup with ginger, lime and mint

Cantaloupe soup 

When it's too hot to cook, I make soup. Not with a pot on the stove -- with a blender on the counter top. Melon soups are always refreshing, and they're especially delicious when the melon is just on the edge of overripe, too mushy to use for fruit salad but at the peak of flavor. Try this soup with any of the variety of yellow, orange or green flesh melons available in the market: Santa Claus, honeydew, casaba. And if the Japanese beetles haven't eaten all of the basil in your garden (yes, I'm still upset about that), go ahead and throw in a bit of fresh basil, too. This soup makes a great first course or dessert, and would be delicious as part of a weekend brunch.

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  • I'm Lydia Walshin, a longtime food writer who lives and cooks in a real log house. If I could, I'd eat Chinese noodles, grapes, ice cream and soup every day.
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