THOUGHTS FOR THIS WEEK
We are having a “cold front” right now (the temp today was 78 degrees at the start and the end!) but it’s going to soon get HOT, HOT, HOT. So herewith is my annual summer gift to you: my gazpacho soup recipe. Serve it chilled, ya’ll! It’s YUMMY.
DELICIOUS-N-HEALTHY GAZPACHO SOUP
6 ripe tomatoes – boil for 30 seconds, place in ice water, peel the skin off, chop up
1 purple onion -- chopped
1 cucumber – peeled, seeded, chopped
1 sweet red bell pepper (or green) – seeded and chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
1-2 T. chopped fresh parsley or chopped fresh cilantro
2 T. chopped fresh chives
2 cloves garlic, minced
¼ c. red wine vinegar
¼ c. olive oil
2 T. freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 t. sugar
1 T. sea salt (or regular)
½ t. fresh ground pepper
6 or more drops of hot sauce to taste
1 t. Worcestershire sauce
4 c. tomato juice
Combine all ingredients. Blend slightly to desired consistency. Place in non-metal, non-reactive storage container, cover tightly and refrigerate overnight, allowing flavors to blend. Yields 8.
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I hope you enjoy this week’s VIDEO PICK. It made me so very proud of all that Houston is and hearing celebrities like Brian Ching, Chloe Dao, George Foreman, Lyle Lovett, Jim Parsons, Chandra Wilson, and ZZ Top (Frank Bear, Billy Gibbons, and Dusty Hill) wax poetic about our city made me a little teary-eyed.
Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 16 so I hope all you dads out there get treated like Kings because it’s your day to shine! Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!