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Jul182017

Mill City Cooks: Cold Cucumber Soup and Chilled Spiced Carrot Soup

For the July 15 Mill City Cooks demo, guest Chef Nick Schneider prepared Cold Cucumber Soup with Fresh Herbs and Chilled Spiced Carrot Soup - so welcoming on these hot summer days!

July 15, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

Nick has demonstrated at Mill City Cooks events for years, and is the owner of Thrive Chef Works, offering personal chef services, cooking classes and catering.

July 15, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

July 15, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

July 15, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

For the Cold Cucumber Soup, Nick peeled, seeded and chopped the cucumbers. He then used an emulsion blender to puree the cukes with fresh grated ginger, honey and salt. Next, he whisked in yogurt, lemon juice, finely ground cumin and garnished with finely julienned radishes and other herbs.

July 15, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

July 15, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

July 15, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

July 15, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

July 15, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

July 15, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

July 15, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

The Chilled Spiced Carrot Soup took a little more work. First, Nick dry toasted the spices individually (this recipe calls for cardamom, coriander and whole fennel seeds).

July 15, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

July 15, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

Next, chopped onions, carrots and fennel bulb are sweated (not browned) and then water and the toasted spices are added.

July 15, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

July 15, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

July 15, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

July 15, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

July 15, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

Finally, the carrot mixture gets blended with bottled carrot juice and cashew butter, and is garnished with chopped cilantro and fresh squeezed lime juice.

July 15, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

July 15, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

July 15, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

July 15, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

July 15, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

July 15, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

Recipes prepared at Mill City Cooks demos can be found online

Thank you to Lakewinds Food Co-op for sponsoring the 2017 Mill City Cooks series, and providing fun activities for the little ones!

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