Lazy gazpacho (or Oh! a Bee!)

Hi folks – (all six of you who know about this blog!) Like all fun projects, I get super-excited out of the gate and then get distracted with something else (ooh! look at that bee!).

I started this blog last year and then veered off into…well, something else. But I’ve thought about it a lot over the past year and have become a loyal follower of OTHER blogs, and now that September is here (the TRUE beginning of a year, in MHO) I am back at it.

First thing I did to get myself moving was submit a post about my front hall re-do to a great blog called Better After (betterafter.net) and the lovely Lindsay said that she would include my project in a future post! Yay! What better way to get motivated to move ahead. So I’ve re-organized my studio, moved back in with all of my fun stuff and….immediately went into the kitchen.

Huh!? (oooh – remember the bee? distractable. very)

But it is harvest season and my garden is bursting. So I did a little creative project while making gazpacho that I’ll share here:

I am a sloppy gazpacho maker.  I don’t follow recipes, just go with whatever I have on hand.  So on this day, I took yellow cherry tomatoes, cukes, red beefsteaks and shallots, layered them into a blender, doused it with  some red wine vinegar and salt and pepper and it looked like this:

Wow – that is sort of a stinky picture.  NTS: get a new camera to blog like a grown-up.

After I made my pretty arrangement, I hit BLAST and then SUPER THROTTLE on my blender and here we have lunch:

I was so proud.

But then my family looked at it, squinted and craned their necks for a closer look before walking away without comment.

And most moms know that means “I am not eating that. Period.”

So I brought it into work because my cheerful, delightful friend there said she wanted some!  But it still sits in the fridge.  I know it looks sort of ugly, but trust me it is GOOD!

Another friend at work saw it in the fridge (in a pretty little mason jar, mind you) and asked “Who brought in the salad dressing?” – to which I said “OH that is my homemade gazpacho for Mary!!”  and SHE SAID “Oh – I thought it looked like puke”.  But she is pregnant and doesn’t think clearly about food right now so I’m letting that one roll by.

But I guess I should work on my presentation skills – with food, this blog – just about everything.  So enjoy this little before and after gazpacho post, and check out Lindsay’s great Better After blog at http://www.betterafter.net  and I’ll be back soon with the results of my first Annie Sloan Chalk Paint project!

Thanks for checking in – you six wonderful people!!


 

Comments

  1. My gazpacho always looks like puke too.

  2. Here is #4 checking in!

  3. May I be #7?
    Denise

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