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Monday, 28 January 2019

A tale of two cities, two seasons and two soups !

I'm sure you've heard / know about the book 'A tale of two cities' which is an Historical novel written by Charles Dickens in 1859 … well with apologies to Dickens …  I'm telling a story about 'A tale of two seasons and two soups' - one for winter, the other for summer. Why am I doing this I hear you ask? Well, this blog is read in many countries world-wide, and some are experiencing cold weather and may enjoy a nice steaming hot bowl of soup, while for others a bowl of hot soup would be the last thing on their mind (Australia for instance are having a heat-wave) but perhaps a soup for summer days may be welcomed … read on and see what you think!

Tomato Soup with onions, carrot and celery - Winter warmth


It is a fresh and simple tomato soup recipe with the welcome addition of onions, carrot and celery. 
see recipe, more details here

Gazpacho Soup - A taste of Andalucia - Cooling on Summer Days



Gazpacho is a soup made of raw vegetables and served cold, usually with a tomato base, originating in the southern Spanish region of Andalucia, which some spell with a c, while others use an s ! This soup can be great for a hot day when making a lunch that takes just a few minutes is exactly what you want.
see recipe, more details here

I hope you may enjoy these recipe suggestions, please note, you will find a variety of recipe ideas within this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter. 

All the best Jan

34 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Soups are my daily standby in winter! Valerie

mxtodis123 said...

Yummy soups.

CJ Kennedy said...

Soup is perfect for this week as temps. will get frigid by the end of the week.

handmade by amalia said...

I'll take a bowl of winter soup, thanks Jan.
Amalia
xo

Christine said...

What a great idea to cater to worldwide climate! Both soups look delicious, warm soup for me in Toronto!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

mmmm

Teresa said...

Muy buenas las sopas, la de tomate me encanta y el gazpacho también. Feliz semana.

mamasmercantile said...

Soup is our Winter go to. I have just made a tomato soup with onion and red pepper, delicious.

Miss Val's Creations said...

Oh I love soup for lunch on a cold winter day! Gazpacho is definitely refreshing in the summer.

Tom said...

...I've never been a fan of cold soup.

NanaDiana said...

Oh- I have soup on the mind for today, too! I always see great recipes here!!!

Out on the prairie said...

I like the gazpacho any time, I order when ever it is on the menu

Elephant's Child said...

Thank you.
Gazpacho does indeed sound as if it will hit the mark today.

bill burke said...

I love soups especially during the winter. Summer is salad time for me.

sandy said...

The tomato soup looks good and I've never had the other kind. Some day if I'm in a restaurant that has it I might sample some. Have a good week!!

Lowcarb team member said...

Teresa said...
Muy buenas las sopas, la de tomate me encanta y el gazpacho también. Feliz semana


Google translate
Very good soups, tomato I love and gazpacho too. Happy week.

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Soup is so heart warming for us during the winter chills. Thank you for including such lovely recipes. ♥

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

YUM! Soup is one of my very favorite things to eat in the winter. Not that we don't enjoy it in the summer, too, but then, it's mostly crab soup made with blue crabs and all the fresh veggies I can find. I've never tried cold soups, though. Maybe I should... :)

Have a super week!

sheila 77 said...

This tomato soup is another must-make, especially in this cold weather, and also when we have lots of home-grown tomatoes. Thanks again for a great recipe and reminder of a good soup. .

The Happy Whisk said...

Yum. I made soup today. Just can't beat it. Good eats.

happyone said...

Tomato soup, one of my favorites.

Iris Flavia said...

Clever - if the facilities were better here I could now go for the cold one (will have a fab burger instead) and a hot one once we sadly will be back!

Margaret-whiteangel said...

Very nice - like the idea of cold soups.

Martha said...

Both yummy soups!

Lady Fi said...

I love both soups.

Bob Bushell said...

They are both so tasteful beauty, excellent.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, both soups sound delicious! Thanks for sharing.
Have a happy day and week ahead,
Eileen

Mike@Bit About Britain said...

Like the look of that tomato soup, especially as it's snowing heavily at the moment (though I note you originally posted the recipe in the summer!).

carol l mckenna said...

Great idea ~ wonderful hot soup for us in Winter and another for those in Summer ~ enjoying ^_^

Happy Tuesday,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Lee said...

I'm still melting from the heat and humidity here...so I've not been doing any cooking. My stove has forgotten its real purpose, I think.

William Kendall said...

Admittedly I've never been that fond of soups.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

I love soups--but not cold soups, especially in winter... The Tomato one looks yummy!!!!!!

It's very cold here since we are in the midst of an arctic front bringing VERY LOW temps to our area... Brrrrr... Perfect weather for some soup..

Hugs,
Betsy

Lorrie said...

Soup, the hot kind, is on the menu here tonight. Both of the ones you shared sound delicious. Cold gazpacho is a delight in summer.

Magic Love Crow said...

Wow Jan, thank you!!!! I love how you put this post together too! Very cute! LOL!