I've been thinking today about cool soups. Avocado, to be exact. There are many variations on this soup, and I think this one sounds good--not too much dairy in it, and no mint! I am not a mint fan. This would be great with a baguette for a simple supper. I will make it this week and eat it when Bud's not around. He doesn't take to green goo in a bowl very well, even if it is awesome!
|Little nuggets of bliss|
What else to eat to stay a bit cool? I've been devouring cantaloupe. Have no idea why. I didn't eat much of it for most of my life, but for some reason I got on a kick during my "cleanse" a few months ago and now I find myself eating cantaloupe every week. I will be in cantaloupe despair come Fall when I can't have any for months. And--strawberries and blueberries are another favorite combo. Today I ate both the cantaloupe and the berry combo for lunch. I am sure it counterbalanced the piece of taco pizza I ate along with it and completely took those calories to zero.
So really, my summer has been all about eating fruit with my lunch and watering my slowly withering flowers. I whacked a bunch of them down the other day--thanks again japanese beetles for eating them down to nubs. Between the sun and the bugs, the poor ol' bees are flying around a bit confused, looking for pretty flowers. None to be had in Iowa, my little bee friends. I may be forced to mow this week, not because the yard is a mess, but because the grass is crunchy brown and the weeds are sticking up. Looks a tad trashy. So fingers crossed next week will be cooler! I would like to bike ride and sit on the porch with a book in my hand. For right now, I'll stay inside and drink copious amounts of iced tea. I'll have a review of the avocado soup sometime this week.