Posts tagged “cucumber soup

Signs of Summer

Posted on May 31, 2012

cucumberbudOne of the really exciting things about having a vegetable garden is that sense of change and renewal you get as one plant runs its seasonal course, only to give way to something new. Although it is hot as the face of the sun here in South Louisiana right now, the backyard box suggests we are merely on the cusp of summer. Creole tomatoes hang from the vines, plump, but not quite ripe for the picking. Early green beans hang like little needles. Serrano chiles? Oh how I wish they’d hurry up and grow so I can make fresh salsa. And, as pictured above, cucumbers are starting to emerge from cascades of yellow blooms. Within a week, I may have more of them than I can rightly handle, but it’s a good problem to have. Cukes are such a refreshing summer staple, and can be used in anything from salads to cold soups like this one from

What are your favorite signs of summer and why?

Cucumber soup

Posted on August 3, 2011


If I can get some more cucumbers out of my remaining cucumber plant, I will be making cucumber soup again. It is cold and refreshing, which is a good thing because it is hot as blazes in South Louisiana right now. As you can see, I dressed mine up with a pretty parsley leaf because I was in the mood to be frilly. Even without the parsley leaf, the soup is a pretty shade of pale green.

Here is the recipe I used from Try it and let me know what you think.