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Cold Berry Soup

Cold Berry Soup

One of the simplest and most refreshing soups of summer, this tangy, creamy mix is very low in calories and is packed with healthful ingredients. It is coolness itself. Take a berry-picking picnic, and use berries you pick yourself for unbeatable freshness.

Berry-Picking Picnic
There are those who enjoy picking a berry or two on a nice day and there are those who become compulsive about it. Being of the latter sort, I feel obliged to find ways to make the outing enjoyable for others. This isn’t difficult when we pick a sunny Sunday at the height of summer and pack a picnic, beach chairs, and the Sunday paper.

Most berry patches that I know require at least a short hike. This picnic offers a variety of activities and appeals to all ages and dispositions, provided the hike is not too strenuous for the very young or the nonathletic. When you arrive at the chosen spot with a bit of shade and lots of sun, the pickers head for the berry patch and the others stretch out leisurely to read the paper or snooze.

Wine Suggestions
Try an organic Chardonnay, such as from our sponsor, Frey Vineyards..

What Else to Take
For the Food
o Containers for berries
o Water and a strainer for washing berries
o Knives and cutting boards for bread and cheese
Extras
o Bouquet of wildflowers
o Insulated bag
o Beach chairs

Cold Berry Soup
One of the simplest and most refreshing soups of summer, this tangy, creamy mix is very low in calories and is packed with healthful ingredients. It is coolness itself. Use the berries you picked for unbeatable freshness.

3 cups buttermilk
3 cups orange juice
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon lemon juice
dash ground cinnamon
dash ground nutmeg
1 cup washed fresh berries (blueberries, strawberries, raspberries,blackberries, or any combination)

1. Whisk together the buttermilk, orange juice, honey, lemon juice, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a large bowl and chill the soup thoroughly.

2. Pour into a large thermos bottle and put into your pack. Place the berries in a resealable plastic bag and put into the pack. Serve the soup in cups and divide the berries among the cups.
Serves 8

Tip: Don’t count on a clean, babbling brook near the berry patch. Even if there is one, I advise against drinking the water. Bring along a strainer and plenty of water for washing the berries. They may be just fine, but they also might be dusty from rainstorms.

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Adapted from Picnic: 125 Recipes with 29 Seasonal Menus, by DeeDee Stovel. Copyright (c) 2001 by DeeDee Stovel. Reprinted by permission of Storey Books.
Adapted from Picnic: 125 Recipes with 29 Seasonal Menus, by DeeDee Stovel.

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PICNIC: 125 Recipes with 29 Seasonal Menus

Picnics are fun, casual, and somehow the food just tastes better in a beautiful outdoor setting. In PICNIC, DeeDee Stovel offers 28 picnic event ideas with more than 125 recipes - packable repasts from an informal Berry Picking Picnic to an elegant Music Festival Picnic. Although PICNIC includes all of the traditional fare, the recipes for the soups, entrées, salads, and desserts are all a cut above the ordinary.buy now

11 comments

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9:36PM PDT on Aug 2, 2013

What a fun and simple recipe.

9:17PM PST on Feb 10, 2013

Thanks

6:21PM PST on Nov 23, 2012

wow like a smoothie

3:35PM PDT on Aug 10, 2012

yum

4:40PM PDT on Aug 1, 2012

Thanks.

8:40PM PDT on Jun 29, 2012

Gonna try

8:36PM PDT on Jun 29, 2012

Gonna try

8:23PM PDT on Jun 28, 2012

Thanks Annie. A very "cool" idea and recipe.

11:31PM PDT on Aug 1, 2011

Yummy! Thanks.

5:17PM PDT on Jun 19, 2011

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