Gazpacho, my love

Right now I have many loves… travel, food, bourbon, did I mention travel or food? Or bourbon? Well, maybe I only have three loves (not counting family). Right now one of my food obsessions is gazpacho. You know, that cold soup made up of pureed peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, and onions. It’s the perfect summer soup, and it’s such a forgiving recipe that can easily be tweaked to suit your taste.

Just waiting for the onions to join the party.

Just waiting for the onions to join the party.

My food processor is over 20 years old, and I think the blades are pretty dull. It does the job, but leaves my gazpacho with tiny bits of pepper skin throughout the soup, it’s not nearly as creamy as what I can get at my favorite place to dine: Seviche, A Latin Restaurant. Plus, Seviche adds fresh crab to the soup, and a hearty dose of jalapeno spice.

Seviche's wonderful gazpacho.

Seviche’s wonderful gazpacho.

Today’s post is inspired by summer, when fresh fruits and veggies are abundant at your local farmer’s market. Cheers!

Homemade gazpacho.

Why dirty a spoon when you can drink homemade gazpacho from a wine glass? Cheers!