Chilled Cucumber Bruschetta Soup

Chilled Cucumber Bruschetta Soup

Recently, we celebrated Bert’s birthday and my uncle in-law gifted me with a whole bag of cucumbers, onions, and tomatoes from his garden. Given that I have a notorious black thumb, any time that someone wants to pawn off their garden surplus on me, I am so very happy to oblige. I’ve been thinking about a chilled cucumber soup lately, and then Uncle Joe showed up with a whole bag of cucumbers!  Clearly the universe decided that chilled cucumber soup needed to make an appearance here at Always Daydreaming, so here we are.

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Tomato Bacon Jam with Caramelized Onions & Thyme

Tomato Bacon Jam

Tomato.  Bacon.  Jam.  Tomato Bacon Jam.  TomatoBaconJam!  I have a hard time not getting pretty excited about any food that involves bacon.  That being said, I get that tomato bacon jam sounds a little weird.  Tomato jam alone sounds strange, but bacon jam?  With onions?  Weird, perhaps.  Delicious, absolutely.  If you are up to your eyeballs in tomatoes, then consider taking a break from canning them, and mix up some of this jam.  Don’t be put off by the amount of bacon called for.  The recipe makes approximately two cups, which comes out to 16 2 tablespoon servings.  When you break it down, each serving has less than the equivalent of one piece of bacon.  While I try to eat healthy on a daily basis, I most definitely believe that even a healthy diet has room for a smidge of bacon!  

Tomato Bacon Jam

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