June 9, 2011

cucumber soup

It’s summer!  we are free!


And it’s HOT.  So what better than a cold cucumber soup inspired by your garden.  I say inspired because I only had one cucumber ready to use but it definitely inspired me!  This recipe comes from Susan Mason’s cookbook.  Here are your ingredients (plus all purpose flour not shown)


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 5 cucumbers seeded, peeled, chopped
  • 1 leek sliced, white part only
  • 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • juice of 1/2 a lemon

peel, remove seeds and chop:

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melt butter (2T)


add leeks (sliced, white part only), bay leaf and chopped cucumbers


saute for 20 minutes while you change diapers, wipe tears, break up fights, sit for a performance of a circus, wash your hands, go back to your stove…

remove bay leaf and add 1 Tablespoon all purpose flour and stir to form paste


Add 1 teaspoon salt, 3 cups chicken stock


simmer for 30 minutes

go take pictures of container garden018

   cucumbers                                  jalapenos                            okra

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tomatoes                                                     basil & rosemary

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come back to your simmering cucumbers (assuming it has been 30 minutes..)

puree in food processor

put it in the fridge to cool and wait


When chilled, add 1 cup heavy cream, plus juice from 1/2 lemon, salt , pepper.  Mine was a bit lemony so maybe add lemon juice a little a time until it’s just right!

serve with fresh dill


1 comment:

  1. YUM! i am so making this. thanks for the recipe!! xo


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