Sunday, October 11, 2009

Rainbow Week Day One: Red

A couple of weeks ago, my friend Ed showed up with about two pounds of fresh raspberries from his garden. I tasted some, and couldn't believe it. I never knew they could taste so good. I immediately froze some of them for this week, but had no idea what to make until today.

Raspberry Tomato Basil Gazpacho (and raspberry sangria)
serves 2

2 ripe tomatoes, quartered
1 cup fresh raspberries
2 tbsp chopped red onion
1 slice bread (I used 1/2 a pita)
2 tbsp chopped cucumber
1 tbsp of fresh chopped basil
2 tsp olive oil
1/3 cup red wine
1 cup water
salt and white pepper to taste
Cucumber and basil to garnish

Put everything in the blender (my VitaMix made quick work of this, but you may have to add ingredients one by one to a normal blender) and turn it on high until liquified. Add water as needed to reach a desirable consistency. Add salt and white pepper and taste. It should be fresh, but not bland. Garnish with cucumber slices and a sprig of basil. Eat. Make sweet love on red satin sheets.

That picture was hard as hell to take without completely wrecking my bed. Bowie has a thing for those sheets, and likes to roll around in them.


Amey said...

wooooo! Bowie is such a super duper cutie pie! I can tell he loves those sheets!

I love the idea of rainbow week! Maybe I"ll steal it sometime. Many years ago I had an iranian boyfriend, and when he got his green card I made an all-green dinner to celebrate. And last year, when we got our house painted yellow, we had an all-yellow party: all yellow food and all yellow clothes. It was so much fun.


ZigKvetch said...

WOW, that sounds delicious. I might try to make that this week! And hello Bowie! *tummy skritch*

Jen Treehugger said...

What a fab use of raspberries - both uses! Fresh raspberries are just amazing aren't they. Those sheets are beautiful, no wonder Bowie loves them so much.