Friday, July 18

Dining Al Fresco

I love eating outdoors in the summer, yes even in Texas. Perhaps because it has been so chilly in Scotland for the past few months, I have relished every opportunity to soak in the warmth of the sun. During the late afternoon hours I have taken to eating dinner on my parent's patio. Yesterday I picked up a beautiful bottle of Pouilly Fumé (I love it's dryness and mineral flavour) and I made a delicious chilled cucumber soup. It was too yummy not to share with all of you...enjoy!

4 cucumbers peeled, seeded, and chopped
2 cups plain yogurt
3/4 cup sour cream
1/2 cup chopped green onions (white and pale green parts only)
1/4 cup chopped fresh dill
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
Salt and pepper

In a blender or food processor, in batches if necessary, puree cucumbers, yogurt, sour cream, green onions, dill, olive oil, lemon juice, and mustard until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste. Transfer to a bowl, cover, and chill until cold, at least 2 hours and up to 6 hours.

It would have been really good topped with crab, maybe next time.

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Courtney said...

Yum! This sounds delish and with crab, I'd be smitten.

Certainly missed your company last night, but we will definitely do it again soon.

ALL THE BEST said...

Yes, we must! I'll be in touch Courtney!!

thelovelist said...

Rhonda this sounds wonderful, you've inspired me! A cold gazpacho bloody mary might be just the ticket for Sunday brunch

katiedid said...

YUM! I am going to make this this weekend. Thanks!

ALL THE BEST said...

Enjoy Jessica and Katie!

Fifi Flowers said...

That sounds delicious... and it would be lovely to sit in that courtyard... I am a red wine drinker, but I would be willing to sip that white wine... just let me know when it's ready!

ALL THE BEST said...

I'll let you know fifi flowers :-)

The Devine Life said...

Sounds great can't wait to try for an easy summer starter on a hot night.

Easy and Elegant Life said...

Mrs. E. and I spent a good quarter of an hour of our morning walk discussing the need to dine al fresco in the near future.... despite the heat. This sounds like the perfect antidote!

ALL THE BEST said...

I'm so pleased Mr E&E...enjoy!!!

cotedetexas said...

I"m right with you - I live on my courtyard 24/7 practically. When I go inside it's soooo cold even though it's set on 78!!!! But today, it got really hot. And right now they are spraying for mosquitos, yuccck.