Wednesday, 7 January 2009


If this current heatwave is anything to go by, we're going to hell in a handbasket and it's happening after this short break.

If you're a soup fan but you're not a fan of losing 2kg - sauna style - whilst eating it, then gazpacho just might be your new best friend. It's quick, it's easy and best of all, it's cool as a cucumber.


1 tin of diced roma tomatoes
1 cucumber, peeled and chopped
1/2 tsp Tobasco sauce
1/2 a Vita Wheat (yes, you read right - you can also use a slice of day old sourdough)
1 slosh of Worcestershire sauce
3 large sage leaves
1/4 cup of chilled water
salt, pepper, sugar, olive oil to taste
pinch each of smoked paprika and cinnamon


Blend all of the above until smooth. Add water until you've reach the consistency that you're happy with.
Chill in the fridge for at least 20 minutes
Serve garnished with a few drops of good olive oil and sage leaves