Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Cucumbers... a culinary blogging party

With the summer harvest in full swing, vegetable gardens are yielding produce at an incredible pace. Several friends have joined us in a blogging party featuring recipes that will inspire you to create some tasty and flavorful creations. This week, we are concentrating on the mighty cucumber. Our featured recipe, from Sweet Remembrances Cookbook, is a Chilled Cucumber Soup. For additional cool cucumber suggestions, visit the participating blogs listed below.

Chilled Cucumber Soup
2 cucumbers, peeled
1 c. buttermilk
1/4 c. parsley, minced
2 tsp. chives
1-1/2 tsp. dill
2 tsp. burnet
6 mint leaves
1/4 tsp. minced tarragon
2 tsp. lemon juice
1-1/2 c. plain yogurt
Peel cucumbers, remove seeds, and cube. Place the cucumbers, buttermilk, herbs (as many fresh as possible), and lemon juice in a blender. Blend on high speed until well mixed. Place in a large bowl and whisk in yogurt. Chill.

Torchsong Studio ~ Creamy Cucumber Salad;
The Essential Herbal ~ Cucumber Lime Salsa;
Birdworms & Buttermilk ~ Cucumber Cooler and Cool as a Cucumber Cocktail;
Sagescript Institute ~ Cucumber Spread (Tzatziki);
Swisher Hill Soapworks ~ Cucumber Salad for a Lazy Day
Garden Chick ~ Cucumber Dill Sauce


Martha said...

I love cucumber soup! In fact, I'm making it tomorrow for lunch!

Lemon Verbena Lady said...

Great idea! Looks delicious! Always can use some inspiration.

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

This looks yummy...thanks for sharing! Donna

Marilyn Miller said...

Sounds so refreshing. Ahhh, cucumber slices placed on the eyes to rest, another simple thing to do with cucumbers.