Archive for July 20th, 2013

We have been stuck in a little bit of a heat wave up here in NH over the past several days.  I am not complaining – winter is long and coming fast.  The heat and haze has had one very nice effect – providing a somewhat different hue than usual to the stunning scene that is Mount and Lake Chocorua as seen from Tamworth, NH:

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CBBSFor some reason this is the summer of soups for me. I have been experimenting with soups – chilled and otherwise – and have been enjoying it.

One of the best recipes I have found for a summer soup is the Chilled Butter Bean Soup with Basil-Corn Relish recipe I found in Cooking Light Magazine.

About the recipe for Chilled Butter Bean Soup with Basil-Corn Relish from Cooking Light Magazine: “You’ll need about 1 1/2 pounds of butter bean pods to get 2 cups shelled beans. You can substitute fresh lima beans.”

I used the lima bean option and made very few other alterations to the recipe and it came out great.

I am now a huge fan of summer soups and recipes like this that allow you to use the bevy of beans that can be found at the local farmer’s market.

Find the recipe for Chilled Butter Bean Soup with Basil-Corn Relish here.

See more from Cooking Light Magazine here.