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September 2016

September 1, 2016

September is a perfect time to serve our fabulous Gazpacho Jars! Ideal for outdoor parties, this fresh cold soup is the perfect way to show off beautiful heirloom tomatoes and cucumber, whether they’re homegrown or picked up at your local farmers market that morning.

Scroll down for the detailed recipe from our soon-to-be-released cookbook, Chowgirls Killer Party Food: Righteous Bites & Cocktails For Every Occasion (Arsenal Pulp Press)!

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Minnesota Business Magazine gave our cookbook a wonderful shout out, and Twin Cities Business Magazine bestowed us with the honor of top Catering Company in their Best In Business section!

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As Hospitality Sponsor of the Northeast Minneapolis Farmers Market, we’re hosting a cool fundraiser for the organization at Solar Arts by Chowgirls. In addition to a live auction and silent auction, the 5th Annual Harvest Gala pairs vendors with local chefs to create amazing appetizers using ingredients sourced from the Northeast Minneapolis Farmers Market, Beez Kneez, Grlk, Bonicelli Kitchen, The Mill NE, and Chowgirls (natch!). At the bar you can sample drinks mixed with St. Paul Switchel and Gray Duck Chai while you groove to the vinyl that The Ring Toss Twins are spinning.

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Gazpacho Jars

2 cups (500 mL) roughly chopped tomatoes
1 cup (250 mL) roughly chopped yellow bell pepper
1 cup (250 mL) roughly chopped cucumber
1/2 cup (125 mL) roughly chopped white onion
4 garlic cloves, chopped
6 cups (1.5 L) tomato juice
1/3 cup (80 mL) olive oil
1/4 cup (60 mL) red wine vinegar
3 tbsp lemon juice
3 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp fresh ground black pepper
1 tbsp fresh chopped dill

In the bowl of a food processor, pulse the chopped tomatoes about 10 times until coarsely chopped. Transfer to a large bowl. Add the yellow pepper and cucumber to the food processor and repeat the process, pulsing until vegetables are coarsely chopped but not pureed. Transfer to bowl with tomatoes. Finally, add the onion and garlic to the food processor and pulse about 10 times. Add to bowl, stir in tomato juice, olive oil, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, salt, pepper and dill and combine well.

Transfer soup to 4 oz (114 mL) canning jars, seal and refrigerate 2 hours or up to 3 days.

Serve cold. And don’t forget a spoon.

Makes 12-16 jars