Tomato Gazpacho

Serves 4-6     Preparation time: 10 minutes 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 Tbs fresh lime juice, plus more to taste 3 medium tomatoes, diced, plus more to garnish 1 English cucumber, skin on, and diced, plus more to garnish 1 large red bell pepper, diced, plus more to garnish 1/4 medium red onion, diced… Read more

7 Cooling Foods for Hot Summer Days

 I remember that in my growing up years, even living in a mild climate, summer meals were often salads, cold cuts, and lots of fresh fruit.  It’s as if we’ve instinctively known that our dietary needs change somewhat with the seasons, and we eat things that tend to keep our body temperatures within reason, even… Read more

Watermelon Soup

(Watermelon is a natural diuretic, and is also helpful in alleviating depression.  It also contains more lycopene than tomatoes which have been shown helpful in protecting against some cancers.  Not only that, this soup is delicious – a sure crowd pleaser at summer suppers and picnics.) 5 cups watermelon, seeded and cubed 2 cups mango,… Read more