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More Summer Eats

August 11, 2006

While the weather seems to have calmed down a bit, it is still very much summertime here  in Southern Ontario, lots of herbs and lovely delicious vegetables bursting away on stalks, ready to be eaten are growing away happily and I’m very happy to be eating them.

I feel slightly guilty for buying my produce from Dominion last night and can only imagine what local food would have made the gazpacho I put together taste like, for the imported and greenhouse grown stuff I combined together was quite flavourful.  And it was easy to make, too!

You’ll need:

  • 1 large cucumber
  • 3 tomatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 a red pepper
  • 1/4 red or white onion 
  • 1 cup parsley
  • 1/2 cup coriander
  • 4-6 fresh basil leaves
  • 2 cups tomato juice

Feel free to add anything else you have on hand that tastes delicious raw.  Celery, avocado, zucchini, even carrots or parsnips in small quantity.  Cut and dice everything up, and throw them into a food processor or blender and pulse until very finely combined.

Add a dash of salt and lots of pepper, and then transfer to a glass bowl.  Refridgerate for at least 2 hours.  Then, serve with an Italian soave wine and of course, enjoy!