It’s thanks to the ‘nesting stage’ of this pregnancy that I even found this delicious recipe. I have been cleaning out closets and rearranging like a champ lately. And in one of the far back corners of a dark shelf, I found a beautiful wooden recipe box I received at my wedding shower many years ago! And inside – a golden treasure: Hand-written recipes from members of my church! I lived in Boston at that time, so several of them were New England classics like Boston Baked Beans (really!) and Corn Chowder; from some dear Italian friends, Zucchini Squares and Italian Meatballs; and also a recipe for the best apple cake I’ve tasted from an old (now deceased) neighbor!
The box also contained a recipe with a list of unique gazpacho ingredients with only one line of instruction: Chop, combine, enjoy! I was tempted not to change this line…but I did add a few more instructions below on how I made this delicious way to slurp up end-of-summer veggies. The vegetables are obviously easy to swap in and out with what’s in your garden – below is the version I made with what’s currently in my garden.