Friday, October 10, 2014

~ Cherie Bender's Glitter Book Of Magical Cooking ~ Chilled Blueberry Soup

Magical Gnome Drawing by: Cherie Bender
My maternal grandpa was a fabulous cook. One day, he made for me cold blueberry soup from the old country. This was my first taste of a delicious soup that could be served cold on a hot Indian Summer afternoon. Blueberries are rich in vitamin C and bilberry, great for your eyes. My Magical Garden Gnome introduces this  healing, refreshing recipe for eye and brain support.
As always, try to use only organic ingredients!
This recipe serves four:
5 cups fresh blueberries
4 cups filtered water
1/2 cups turbinado sugar
2 tbsp. fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/4 tsp. nutmeg, ground
1 cinnamon stick 3"
1/8 tsp. kosher or sea salt
2 cups yogurt, plain or blueberry
4 thinly sliced lemon
In a large saucepan, combine  blueberries, water, sugar, lemon juice, nutmeg, cinnamon stick and salt. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Discard the cinnamon stick and pour mixture into the blender or food processor, blending until smooth.
Pour into a large  decorative bowl, cover, and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled.
To serve:
Stir yogurt into soup in a swirl pattern. Garnish with lemon slices and fresh mint or dill.
Enjoy my grandpa's special blueberry soup when a refreshing light meal is desired. Meanwhile, know you are healing your body and eyes with a delicious refreshment.