Tuesday, August 28, 2012


Cold Peach Soup

DSC_6014I tried to think of ways to use Utah peaches, a gift from a friend, before they get sooo yesterday. My husband was satisfied with peach slices as a topping on the homemade cereal he made or something simple like that.. No more ‘taro magic’ he said.  I tried not to listen. DSC_6006

I rarely make cold soup. Cold soup is like not-warm-soup minus the ‘comfort’ adjective. Why is it that warm potato soup is potato soup but cold potato soup is suddenly called Vichyssoise? I can’t even spell that without spellcheck. However, cold soup brings some flair of sophistication, do you agree? I should name this soup peachyssoise or something…nah!

Ingredients for Cold Peach Soup for 4 peopleDSC_5984

  • 3 medium peaches, peeled, pitted and sliced in thin wedges.
  • 1 small onion sliced thinly
  • Unsalted butter 2 Tablespoon
  • 1 cube chicken bullion or 1 teaspoon bullion paste dissolved in 1 cup warm water.DSC_5992
  • White wine 4 Tablespoons
  • Milk 100cc
  • Heavy cream 4 Tablespoons
  • Salt , pepper and sugar to taste.


  1. In a medium sauce pan or skillet, melt butter then sauté onion until soft and transparent.DSC_5990 
  2. Add soup stock and wine to the pan and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 2-3 minutes. Cool for 5-10 minutes.DSC_5997
  3. Put cooled onion mixture, peach slices, milk and cream into blender.DSC_6009
  4. Blend in high speed for about 1 minute or until smooth. If you like to have more velvety texture, strain with strainer.DSC_6010
  5. Salt, pepper and sugar* to taste. *Sugar is optional.
  6. Chill the soup. Serve with herbs, sour cream, cream or croutons.


Here are other peach dishes I made.DSC_5957Peachy sauce over pressure cooked chicken.

DSC_5968Peaches, broiled crisp pancetta and feta cheese sandwich. The salty pancetta and sweet peaches go well together.

DSC_5976DSC_5977Peach yogurt cake has light cheese cake flavor.

We visited Seaside Oregon last Friday. The town was bustling as they got ready for the finish line of the Hood to Coast relay on the 25th. DSCN0532DSCN0521DSCN0580DSCN0520DSCN0524Lewis and Clark statue..and my sweetheart.

DSCN0538DSCN0539We rented this two person tricycle. My husband did most of the pedaling.DSCN0536Right! Virtual coffee flavor.

DSCN0579DSCN0585We really had to try this. We chose deep fired snicker bar with million calories-it was not bad at all.

DSCN0540DSCN0558DSCN0542Many outsides of vacation rental homes are blooming with flowers.

DSCN0546Saltworks where Lewis and Clark obtained salt. DSCN0547DSCN0550DSCN0549DSCN0561DSCN0563We stayed in the Gilbert Inn many years ago. It was a charming place but pricy.

DSCN0569DSCN0570DSCN0572Honey, strap! Camera strap!

DSCN0575DSCN0577Merry-go-round-go-round-go-round…for $2 per person.

DSCN0586On the way home, we stopped by a fruit stand near a lavender field.


  1. All of your peach dishes look so good . . . especialy the peachyssoise! And what a nice outing you two had . . . love the camera strap photo.

  2. Savory Peach Soup? That sounds... Interesting. I was thinking dessert soup and then I saw the bouillon. I love fruit in sandwiches. Maybe if I can buy some more $2 peaches from Whole Foods I'll make that. I'm jealous you had a whole box to play with.
    Seaside looks fun. I want to go back there, even if we do get the beach here already. We don't have any deep fried snickers! And what the heck is deep fried kool aid?

    1. Thank you Mariko for your comment. I don't know what deep fried kook aid either? I really wanted to try it but we already had a ton of calories from a deep fried snicker bar.

  3. this looks great and love your other peach recipes, your a talented cook

    1. Thanks Rebecca. I appreciate you dropped by my blog.

  4. Wow this really is a peachy affair!! I can't wait for stone fruits to be in season here...I've been waiting for far too long already! Love all your peach recipes, they look so delicious. :D

    1. Thank you Jenny. I sometimes forget that you're in different season. We're having cooler weather up here already.

  5. 明美さんこんにちは!美味しくて楽しいポスト、楽しませてもらいました。ご主人と二人の写真、とても可愛くて(って失礼かしら?)いいですねー。私も子供が大きくなったら、主人と一緒にこうやって出かけられるかしら~(笑)。美味しそうなピーチのオンパレード。サンドイッチもデザートも美味しそうだ。まりこさんも言ってたけど、ブイヨンが入ったスープは私もびっくりしたかも。どんな味なんだろう?!美味しそうに作られてて、食べてみたい!ではまた!

    1. なみちゃん、忙しい中、コメントありがとう。このスープはかぼちゃのスープを少し甘くした感じかなあ? アメリカって、あまり長い連休ないよね。労働記念日はなにをして過ごしますか?