Monthly Archives: January 2013

Summer, seaside holidays and Gazpacho: a recipe

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It’s glorious summer here. Heavenly hot lazy days at the beach with family and friends.  Here is the beautiful seaside town of Willunga  (about one hour south of Adelaide, my home city)  where long walks on the beach, body surfing in the rolling waves and fresh healthy meals are enjoyed.

On a hot day what better dish to have, alkaline and full nutrient dense than a delicious cold bowl of Gazpacho.

The most IMPORTANT thing about this Summer soup is fresh ripe ingredients.
So if possible the fresher the more alkaline and the sweeter. So to the garden to pick cucumbers and tomatoes!

With my grand daughter Mila picking and tasting cucumbers!

With my grand daughter Mila picking and tasting cucumbers!

GAZPACHO Summer Soup: A recipe

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Ingredients:

2 cups chopped sweet tomatoes
2 cups chopped cucumbers
1 scallion (or 1/2 sweet red onion)
1/2 large red capsicum chopped
celtic sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
1 generous tablespoon organic cold pressed olive oil

Place all the vegetable ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth.  Then pass the blended vegetables through a sieve or strainer so that it becomes smooth a velvety.  Salt and pepper to taste. I use about half to 3/4 teaspoon of best quality salt.  Either Celtic sea salt or  Himalayan rock salt are my favourites. Drizzle the olive oil on the top and presto it is ready to enjoy.

I have been enjoying many bowls of this  as my son’s garden is plentiful with crunchy cucumbers and sweet tomatoes just as is or sometimes I will (in a pan with a little gee) crisp a slice or two of Mountain Bread Wrap and break it into the soup. Quite wonderful!

Alkaline Cooking classes are set to begin in February  you will find the information on this page under Upcoming Workshops. Here is a short video of  a past class participant (she completed the 6 class series in December 2012) and what she had to say . Follow this link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMAaOfBi_dA

A SPECIAL POEM: on the eve of Australia Day

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An exert from  A Poem by Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968)

“MY COUNTRY”

 

“I love a sunburnt country,
a land of sweeping plains,
of ragged mountain ranges,
of droughts and flooding rains.
I love her far horizons,
I love her jewel-sea,
her beauty and her terror-
the wide brown land for me!”

Happy Australia day to all!