Friday, August 3, 2007

Wine & Amanda's Squash Soup

After looking at the bucket loads of all types of squash that I purchased at the Farmers Market last Saturday, I decided that soup was going to be the order of the day. I was over visiting Amanda at Figs, Olives, Wine the other day and she had posted a lovely looking soup that she called "Pattypan, Basil & Chevre Soup". Since I seemed to have all of the ingredients in the frig, I decided I would give this one a try as hers looked so great. Even though the temps outside were pushing the high 90's, this soup was a perfect summer evening dish! The flavors just jumped out of the bowl. So rich and creamy even though there was not a spot of cream in the soup. The chevre was the little gem of an ingredient that made this soup so luscious. I am not going to give you the recipe as I would like you to visit Amanda at her site!

I served this soup with a nice 2005 Louis Pierre & Fils Chardonnay. It paired so well bringing out the citrus in the wine from the lemon in the soup. I am not going to give you any more details on the wine right now as it is one that I will be reviewing for our next WBW. We are focusing on Unoaked Chardonnays this month so tune in for some great selections!

Well it is Friday again and time to get those notebooks out with all the recipes you have been wanting to try with fresh veggies from the Farmers Market. See you after my bountiful purchases on Saturday!



Figs Olives Wine said...

Wow thanks! It looks beautiful, and I'm really so happy you enjoyed it! Have a great time at the market and a fabulous weekend!

Holler said...

Great Photos!
Soup sounds good, although I had to convert the vegetables in my mind as I went!

Valli said...

Great work ladies!!! Love, love, love the flavour combinations!!

winedeb said...

Amanda, the soup was so good I just had to share!

Holler, you will like this easy soup, not sure if Graham will. Mike just returned home from traveling so he gets to try some now. ???

Valli, a must try for summer! You will like it!

Sonadora said...

Sounds delicious. Yum, I love a good squash soup...butternut squash soup is one of my favorites in the fall/winter.

winedeb said...

Sonadora - you are so right! Squash anytime of year can be a comforting dish! And I love getting all the different shapes and varieties to play with!