Why is it that I’ll think of a million different things to talk about throughout the day, but when I sit down to write I DRAW A BLANK?! Can we just agree on how annoying this is? I used to carry my notebook around and write little notes to myself for later, but that changed after having my daughter. She also likes writing in my notebook you see…and tearing out pages…and hiding the notebook. So now my planner sits on the table, safely out of her reach (for now at least).
One of the things I was wondering about this morning is what cookbooks do you think I should get? I have quite a collection, but I’m always looking to get more. I cannot tell you how many hours I’ve spent looking through cookbooks. It’s one of my favorite past times.
So what are some authors I should look for? Any favorites? Let me know in the comments!
Melon Gazpacho from Paleo Compfort Food
Rating overall: 4
This dish was reminiscent of something you’d find in a spa.
The melon gazpacho had watermelon, honeydew, cucumbers, basil, mint, shallots, and parsley in it. It was an incredibly cooling dish that screamed summer. You can serve this in little cups or bowls, or you can even drink this as a smoothie. I think it would be lovely to add some blended ice. I prefer this so much more than the tomato based gazpacho and think the color is beautiful.
I think this recipe would be perfect for a summer solstice party, a summer baby shower, or bridal shower. I can just imagine it now…a cute garden party in someone’s backyard. The sun sparkling off the rim of the tiny cups holding the gazpacho. Pastel colors. A string quartet. Maybe I’m romanticizing it a little too much?
Nah, it could totally happen.
The hardest part of this recipe was cutting the melons into pieces, but you don’t have to be precise since you’ll be blending them up. Easy peasy. I would definitely recommend this recipe!
Do you like gazpacho or other chilled soups? How do you serve them?