End-of- summer soup

End of Summer Soup

Now that nights are cooler, it feels good to switch on the stove. Here’s a late-summer soup, this week’s Waste Not crisper-cleaner recipe. While you cut up the vegetables, simmer their trimmings to make a broth. While the soup cooks, make a quick pistou, a French kissing cousin of pesto. (If basil is in short supply, use a mixture of flat-leaf parsley and basil leaves.) […]

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No-recipe corn-cob stock

Corn from Falmouth Farmers Market

Corn. We’ll happily eat it all summer – boiled, grilled, sometimes raw, occasionally microwaved, on the cob and off. Off the cob, corn has endless uses. Shear the cooked or raw kernels off the cob with a sharp knife. Toss kernels into salads, relishes and salsas. Tuck them into tacos. Make fritters, pancakes, corn-studded cornbread, creamy corn chowder or risotto. What to do with the […]

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Lettuce soup

Falmouth Farmers Market July 2016 lettuce soup

Waste not! Make this soup when you have lettuce going limp. Or maybe you want to use up those floppy outer leaves of hefty lettucenheads, while keeping their hearts for salad. Either way, this summernsoup is a quick way to consume lots of lettuce. Serve well chilled. It’sblettuce – so have fun with the “dressings.” Lettuce soup Handful of pea pods or […]

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No-Waste Fish Stock

Falmouth Farmers' Market Fish Stock

Last Thursday’s “Catch of the Day” from the Machaca was local scup, known as porgie further South or sea bream in high-end restaurants. Plenty of scup right now– you’ll see them again. Jack Wilson, who works with Capt. Willy Hatch, will fillet the fish as you wish, skin off/skin on, while you watch at the dock. To make the most of your fish, ask for […]

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Spinach soup with herbs and cloumage

Spinach Soup

2 Tbs. olive oil half an onion, chopped 2 Tbs. minced green garlic (or 1-2 cloves of mature garlic) 2-inch strip of lemon zest, pared from the outer yellow peel 1 – 2 tsp minced fresh jalapeno peppers 1 medium Yukon gold or white potato, peeled and diced 3 cups light vegetable or chicken stock 6 ounces fresh tender spinach, […]

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Tomato soup with cheese croutons

One final tomato recipe before summer tomatoes peter out – a creamy tomato soup, using just a few spoonfuls of cream. Potatoes give this soup its smooth, soothing texture. Add some crisp cheesy croutons and you have yourself a warm bowl of comfort food. Serves 4. Tomato soup with cheese croutons 1 large white onion, finely chopped ¼ (quarter) cup […]

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Cooling Summer Soup

The recent tropical heat and humidity (global climate change in action?) has made us crave cooling soups. Here’s a yogurt-based soup, loosely inspired by the summer soups of Poland and Russia. You may find it surprisingly hearty, substantial enough for a meal, especially if you serve it with a side of steamed new potatoes. It’s made with beets, the deep […]

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Gazpacho Soup

Sue Bourque returns this week for another Buy Fresh Buy Local food demo. Sue is a registered dietician and nutrition educator with the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension, Those of you who’ve seen Sue in action before, will also know she’s an accomplished cook. This time, she’ll be giving a tomato tutorial, and Gazpacho soup is on the menu—an American-style Gazpacho, […]

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White Gazpacho

Here’s another no-cook recipe, for a white gazpacho. We tend to associate gazpacho with tomatoes, but white gazpacho-like soups are beloved in parts of Spain. The usual garnish is grapes, and when local grapes arrive at the market late summer, that’s a wonderful classic to try. Here’s another idea: make a light meal of white gazpacho accompanied by little dishes […]

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Butternut-Apple Soup

Winter squashes, the tough-skinned ones, usually keep well, but are harder to peel. If you’ve a tried and true way of peeling squash, stick with it. But if the job seems daunting, try tackling it in small bits. Take butternut, for example. First truncate the squash where the neck meets the body. Next slice the body longitudinally in half, then […]

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