Whew, it is hot, hot, hot here in the Holy City!
And, for some delicious relief from the heat, we thought we would share with our clients and friends a recipe which has been a summer mainstay in Saida’s family for four generations. With thanks to grandmother Miss Ferdie who lived and entertained “South of Broad” her entire life, here it is:

Charleston’s Coolest Cucumber Soup

1 pound cucumbers peeled and cut up
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 carton of sour cream
1/4 onion chopped
Salt and worcestire sauce to taste

Mix in blender and Chill. Add a sprig of dill or parsley if desired.
Serves 4. Ahhh!

Of course in Miss Ferdie’s day, they didn’t have lowfat soup or sour cream, so this was a pretty rich dish. If anyone tries it with the lower fat ingredients, please let us know how it is.
If you like this recipe and want to see more, let us know that too.

Happy Summer and stay cool!!!

June 19th, 2010