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  1. Lovely soup, Amanda! It is not as hot today as it was the past few weeks, but I still find this cold soup very appealing! I have made almond soup before, but I love your version using almond milk! I will try to convince P. to agree to try it some day!

  2. You have inspired me to make this soup. This is written so well and I know how it is when a kitchen task shifts from being a chore into a relaxing, contemplative moment. Just hearing the how gazpacho originated made me want to experiment outside of using tomatoes. I’m not a big fan of cold soups either…but I do have a beet (borscht) I am post tomorrow… and I think I becoming a fan of cold soups. I will make your almond soup! 🙂

    • Aw thanks. It sometimes happens to me when I’m doing dishes too. Ohhh beet borscht! Yum. Can’t wait to read it. Thank you for your thoughtful comment.

      • I just made it and it is out of this world! It is everything I imagined. Creamy, a bit garlicky, slightly crunchy from the almond bits and I followed your recipe exact, grapes, pear and all. It is wonderful! Thank you for sharing. The almond blanching was not much work at all. 🙂

        • That’s so cool. I love that you did that and so glad you loved it. The blanching want as scary as it sounds. Ha! It really is a delicious soup. Thanks for writing back.

  3. I am completely intrigued and inspired by this soup – almond and grapes and vinegar? What a great recipe. (I nodded smiling in recognition re growing impatient then philosophically contemplative when removing almond skins. I roasted mine then peeled off the crinkly skin off.)

    There’s a really nice Japanese word for doing ordinary things and errands and chores with serenity and beauty. It is on the tip of my tongue but I can’t recall it exactly. I thought it was “wabi sabi” but that’s not it. Anyhow, it is very much how you nicely put it about swapping nuisance for joy.

    Great post!

    • Thanks so much. It’s nice to know that this is a phenomenon that happens to other as well. You might like this soup. The fruit is key for me to counter the nuttiness. Thanks again for your thoughtful comment. You’re posts are also always beautifully well written.

  4. Stunning verison of this recipe (I ask 20 people here how they make it and I get 20 slightly different replies!) It’s one of Big Man’s favourites 🙂 Loved all the photos and it was great to see shots of your hometown too, thank you!

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