Thursday

gazpacho









well, here we go…after a bit of downtime on the blog (ok, a looooong break), we are newly inspired with some great recipes and images to share. we did a bit of a redesign and made room for some larger photos.  pictures and pancakes will most likely be a fun work in progress, but we really hope to get more images, recipes and those that inspire us up on the blog a lot more often in the second half of 2013!  let us know what you think and maybe what you might like to see. 

this recipe is a simple summer soup that’s refreshing, quick and takes advantage of tomatoes at their peak ripeness. tomatoes that are a bit soft or almost overripe are perfect for this soup! your average red or your favorite heirloom varietal can work just as well as yellow tomatoes and feel free to garnish with whatever veggies you have on hand.

we love eating anything out of these gorgeous bowls from the fabulous Nikole Herriott of www.herriottgrace.com .  made in england by sue paraskeva, we'd love a set of 12.  and if only we could have one of everything from the shop our kitchen would be complete…

we are heading to Birmingham, AL soon for work – any restaurants or shops we shouldn’t miss?



Yellow Tomato Gazpacho
makes 4 cups

2 pounds ripe yellow tomatoes, cored & chopped
1 small cucumber, peeled & chopped
½ to 1 small jalapeño, seeded & diced
1 clove garlic, smashed
2 tbs olive oil
2 tbs red wine vinegar
½ tsp salt
2 whole cloves garlic
1 rustic loaf, sliced and grilled
garnish with thinly sliced candy stripe beets and lemon cucumber, finely diced red onion, thai basil leaves and freshly ground black pepper

in a food processor or blender, combine tomatoes, cucumber, jalapeño, garlic, olive oil, vinegar and salt and puree for about 5 minutes or until your desired texture. chill for at least 1 hour.

slice a bit of the root end off garlic cloves and place in a square of foil. drizzle with a teaspoon of olive oil each, close the foil pouch and roast at 400 F for about 1 hour or until tender and soft. let cool slightly and then squeeze out garlic paste to separate from the clove.

divide soup between bowls and garnish with beets, cucumber, onion, basil and pepper. serve with grilled rustic bread spread with roasted garlic.

all images ©andrew purcell 2013


5 comments:

tara said...

SO great to have you guys back! the site looks lovely and fresh. looking forward to what you've got in store.

as soon as I saw those bowls, I knew they had to be Nikole's. they're utterly beautiful.

Beryl said...

Gorgeous! Love the redesign too. Can't wait to read more!

sara forte said...

oh hooray! Always love seeing your photos and ideas. Welcome back :)

wii said...

Very nice, but I actually miss the old style... it felt more unique and personal! The pictures now are almost too big (if such a thing) - on my screen I can´t see the entire picture at once (I have to scroll down) so you loose the overview and the composition. But hurray for more frequent posts!

notesfromatuscanolivegrove said...

Beautiful photos and a lovely autumnal recipe!