I have a new shiny thing!  I am sending out a weekly Murder, She Cooked missive via Substack.

Each week there is a little write-up about an episode of Murder, She Wrote with screengrabs from the show

and an appropriate recipe from one of the stars who appeared in it.  For the pilot episode, it was Anne Francis’ Gazpacho Soup.

This is a recipe I’ve never featured on the blog before but it is utterly delicious. I have heard a rumour that the summer we haven’t had yet in the UK might actually be coming in September. It’s been pretty hot here today, and I’m told more hot days are coming so let’s celebrate with gazpacho!

I did a cookalong for my chums at the London Writers’ Salon and made my first ever Instagram reel to promote it.  Check out my crazy blender!


Ain’t it cute?!  I bought this years ago for making cocktails.  It now has a new use…

If you fancy hearing the news from Cabot Cove with a movie star dish each week just click on this link and subscribe.  There will be recipes appearing there that don’t feature here on the Silver Screen Suppers blog. Coming up in September are the following…

For now though, here’s Anne’s!

Anne Francis’ Gazpacho Soup

½ clove garlic

½ small onion, sliced

½ green pepper, seeded and sliced

3 ripe tomatoes, peeled and quartered

1 small cucumber, peeled and sliced

1 teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon pepper

3 tablespoons red wine vinegar

½ cup ice water

Place all ingredients into a blender and cover. Blend on medium speed for about six seconds or until all ingredients are thoroughly chopped and blended. Chill for about 10 minutes and serve cold.

Note: Too high a speed on the blender will cause the gazpacho to foam; it’s better to use a slower speed and stir occasionally.

Anne says this serves 4-8 but I’d say serves 2-4 if you are greedy like me and guzzle gazpacho by the glassful.

If I’m feeling fancy I like to drizzle over a little olive oil and sprinkle some cucumber cubes over the soup – meow!

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