Once upon a time, I grew up believing that gazpacho could only be made one way, with TLC and carefully chopped vegetables done by hand. They needed to be small and the time put into making it was what made it so special and so good.
My husband and I met 30 years ago and are coming up on 25 years of marriage. For most of this time, I have been hand chopping the vegetables for gazpacho for him and this soup has always been a summer staple. Even when my arthritis was terrible, I would forgo other activities to be able to save my hands to carefully chop these vegetables.
Well, the day came last year when he called and said he was on his way home and craving gazpacho. So, not having time to hand chop, I was forced to do it the easy way, which I hadn’t done in years. At dinner that night, he actually told me he preferred the soup made this way. Why now! Why didn’t he tell me this 26 years ago? I could have spent those hours doing something else.
It’s a little disappointing to me as this activity always calmed me and it was rewarding to see the vegetables so perfectly cut. But, not any more. Now, I always do it the easy way!
Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g
Enjoy the soup and your free time!
I am a home cook that does things my way. In my kitchen, I make breakfast, pack lunches, prepare snacks, and cook dinner. During the week, we eat real food that is homemade, organic, and local. On the weekends we do explore more of our local restaurants. I bake my own bread, juice fresh oranges every other day, and make my own kombucha and other weekly favorites.