Friday, September 28, 2007


"I trust in Nature for the stable laws of beauty and utility.
Spring shall plant and Autumn garner to the ends of time."
~ Robert Browning

~ Outdoor anthurium



(with or without crab)

~ Serve chilled for lunch or supper on the remains of warm autumn days


minced clove of garlic

6 plump peeled and seeded ripe tomatoes

2 peeled and seeded cucumbers

1 chopped red onion

1 chopped sweet onion

1 coarsely chopped red pepper

1 coarsely chopped yellow or orange pepper

2 cups tomato juice

1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil

juice of 1 fresh lemon

coarse salt & freshly ground black pepper to taste

dashes of Tabasco to taste

1/2 cup chopped fresh dill

sliced black olives to taste

1/2 lb. good lump crab

chopped fresh parsley for garnish

  • Into a large glass bowl rubbed with cut garlic, place chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, onions and peppers.
  • Combine tomato juice, olive oil, lemon juice and Tabasco. Pour over chopped garden vegetables.
  • Add dill, olives, and crab. Season to taste with salt & pepper. Chill thoroughly.
  • Ladle into chilled bowls. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley and warm crusty bread. (6-8 servings)

Note: Take proper time to hand-chop vegetables. The results will not be the same using a blender or food processor. Since tomatoes are at their peak, as long as you're chopping, double the recipe.


GMG said...

I'm not sure how i got here, but I'm delighted to have discovered your blog! Great pictures (flowers, moon, sunset...), interesting text, and even a gazpacho recipe to enjoy in warm summer (autumn) days! Great job!
Gil Blogtrotter

joey said...

I see you love to travel, Gil! Thanks for the kind words and for stopping by on this beautiful autumn day.

Mark said...

Hi Joey,
Thought i would pop over and say hello here.You have got some lovely images of your garden and flowers, I particually like the butterflies and the way you have called them 'mobile flowers'I think that is a great description.
Looks like you enjoy your food too some interesting ideas.

One thing , what is a Ho-hum housewife?

If you dont mind I am going to add your link to mine as i like your photos and views on nature.

Cheers Mark

joey said...

Thanks Mark,

I enjoy your eye for the world also and would like to return the favor and include your link in my photography haunts. Oh, to visit England ... my dream!

Answering your 'Ho-Hum housewife' question, "Diary of a Ho-Hum Housewife" is the name of my novel that I'm now editing, hoping soon to 'kick out the door'!

A mutual eye from across the sea ...


Ki said...

Well your photos sure aren't ho-hum! The Anthuriums look great. Takes me back to being a kid when my dad grew them. We recently went to an upscale restaurant that served gazpacho but when it arrived it looked like tomato soup. The gazpacho I've always had was the chunky kind and this blended version was anathema to the taste buds as well as to the eye. You recipe looks good but I would probably add a bit of Jalapeno peppers. Gotta try it while there's still some good tomatoes to be had.

joey said...

I too detest pulverized gazpacho! What's the point? Jalapeno peppers sound like a perfect addition ...
'a little less ho-hum'!