author of Plum Deadly
in the Pie in the Sky Mysteries
I enjoy soup most of the year - even in the summer. On really hot days, I like to eat cold or chilled soup. There are many different varieties - cucumber, tomato, mint soup.
I found this yummy, chilled, cantaloupe soup - which I think could also be made with any melon. It hits the spot for a cool lunch with friends or a light dinner.
You will need one medium cantaloupe, as ripe as possible, cut into chunks. Put the melon into a blender or food processor. Add to this one cup plain yogurt, one tbsp. grated fresh ginger, ½ cup lemon juice.
Blend well and refrigerate until well chilled, preferably overnight. Be sure to keep a lid on this as it will pick up every other food taste from your refrigerator. The soup has a very delicate flavor and would be easily ruined.
Use mint leaves for garnish and serve.
Enjoy pie and mystery? Know the Duke University area in Durham, North Carolina?
Then you'll love PLUM DEADLY, the first book in my new Pie in the Sky Mysteries.
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