28 July 2009

corner view "best kept secrets"


I thought to show you where you can get the best tortilla de patatas pincho, or a secret swimming hole we stumbled onto a few weeks ago, or even the "old" nautical club, which has the best lake views and the coldest beer (and is usually empty). But summer schedules always have me a little disoriented, and I´ve spent the last two days thinking it was Friday... (Please tell me the same thing happens to you...) So instead, I give you my secret melon soup recipe. It´s like gazpacho, except it´s made with melon... I call it... Melonacho...

3/4 of a ripe melon
1 ripe tomato (peeled)
1 green pepper
1 new onion
1/2 garlic clove
salt
pepper
oil
vinegre

Purée all the ingredients together, then pass through a sieve. Serve cold and garnish with serrano ham. Easy peasy...

For other best kept secrets visit these lovely blogs!


This will be the last CV of the summer. See you all in September! Sending you a big THANK YOU and hug! You guys are the best!!


65 comments:

liza said...

Oh, SO GREAT! I need easy peasy and the photo makes me want to make it right now. Thank you, Jane (and happy Friday to you!)

vanessa/NessieNoodle said...

how is it that I keep forgetting about corner view.
I totally love this project.

and yes, happy fri, er I mean tuesday. :)

Lisa notes... said...

Even the picture looks healthy! Thanks for hosting the Corner View. It's been great fun. Enjoy your month of August!

Cris Siqueira said...

hi jane!!!
wow, this recipe looks good
thanks for sharing!!
i still don't know how my corner view will be, this is hard, best kept secrets, wow, too hard for me!!

i'm gonna miss corner view... hope september come soon!!

have a great time!!

beijos

Kathy said...

Ooooooh! I love cold soups! Did I tell you that when we were in Barcelona I ate gazpacho in every restaurant we frequented??? Muchos yummo. Besos, girl!
IT ISN'T FRIDAY???

Bonnie said...

oh yum yum yum !! i totally forgot about CV this week ... actually, i've been remembering all week but forgot that today was wednesday. (feel better ??) ha ha. lucky i read your post to jog my memory !!

A Captured Reflection said...

Oh that looks yum. Unfortunately you can't eat my Corner View this week...oh I don't know though :-)

Looking forward to the return of CV in September.

Have a great August.

Dana said...

hi jane. . .see you in september. enjoy your vacation.

Franny said...

Yummmm! I'm going to try it this weekend cuz it sounds healthy and oh so heavenly!

Ritva said...

easy peasy on friday, sure, i´m on, suits me well! thanks!
and you gorgeous, enjoy your summer month- you have us all waiting for you!!!

caitlin said...

yum! and easy enough it looks like i may just have to try it!

Joyce said...

This looks so good! Hey Jane does it matter what kind of melon we use?
I'm right in the same boat as you. I can't remember what day is Tuesday or Friday to the next.

Many xoxox....

Erin said...

I love any recipe involving melon.. sounds cool and refreshing! See you soon! :)

kim said...

that looks so delicious - i want the first copy of "spain daily cooking" cookbook - autographed!

kim said...

oh i have an idea!!! ding, ding, ding! a corner view cookbook! surely we could all pull something together and send it to lulu.com? always thinking!

kim said...

and donate the proceeds to hungry children?

Likes Chocolate said...

Looks yummy!

nicola said...

yum!
have a lovely august, jane, and thank you for drawing me into corner view. it has been such a fun way to take the world round vacation i so desperately want and need!
nicola
http://whichname.blogspot.com

MisterE said...

I woke up today in fact thinking it was the wrong day, I too wish it was Friday. Thanks for putting on CV, it's been a blast and I hope you have a great vacation!

Ida Nielsen said...

Melonacho; what a fab name for a dish!!

Lisa said...

HA! I've always been a little afraid of gazpacho. I can't imagine melon mixed with tomato, onion and garlic. I must broaden my horizons and try, I'm thinking Araina would love this! Have a great August!

Lisa :)

Joanna Jenkins said...

You mean it's NOT Friday? Dang!
Thanks for he recipe :-)

Robin said...

Have fun! You'll be missed!

And yes, I do think it is the wrong day at least once a week!

Francesca said...

Have a nice vacation with your family, treat them well: hopefully they'll let you get to your computer soon again:)!

april said...

dear jane, a very special recipe. i'll try it when i'm coming back home. wish you wonderful adventurous and magic holidays! and about the "funky" place where i work, it' s in a collective in a cultural centre, some kind of concert, party, theater place. enjoy your holidays. kisses***

Cabrizette said...

oh, oh !! I will try !! Have a great holidays ! Thanks a lot for this corner.. We love you !!! Bises

state of bliss said...

I love melons! We've been having them for braekfast recently because it's been so hot here. Your melonacho sounds like a perfect solution for refreshing lunch on a hot day. Must try!

Thank you for sharing Jane!
I wish you a very happy holiday! Lots of hugs,
Kasia

kristina * said...

i keep thinking it's friday all the time (and then the disappointment when it's not) ...

great recipe!

oh, and have a wonderful, wonderful holiday with your family!

ibb said...

Tiene una pinta increible.

And the best pintxos in the city for me....the best patata tortilla in "Amboto" in Cuchillería street. And for the rest..."Usokari".

trinsch said...

that must be like sent from heaven: the heat here is killing me! actually not so much the heat, more the humidity. it's awful! but melonacho sounds like the right way to fight back :)

have a great august and enjoy the real world ;) i'll be going on vacation too, so suits me just fine with a break from corner view.

pien said...

have a great holiday!
and thanxx again for inventing CV!

[and i am allways mixing up the days of the week..:/]

Sammi said...

I'm all confused this week, I had my weekend on Friday & Saturday so every day has been one ahead so far.

isabelle said...

Thanks for sharing this delicious secret ... Have great holiday !!!

jgy said...

Yum sounds great. I'd make it tonight but I have a sore throat today and need something hot! Maybe I will make it this summer for my family.
Yes, I will be visiting the US. Thanks for asking and thanks for your nice compliments, so sweet.
Any chance you'll be in New York?
Happy Summer! Thanks for all the inspiration and fun.

sunnymama said...

Looks good! Hope you have a wonderful summer and thanks for hosting corner view! I look forward to more corner views in september :)

Purple Flowers said...

I love cold soups, and this recipe sounds perfect for me! Thanks.

travelingmama said...

Oh, I am SO totally trying this!! I hope you have a wonderful vacation! See you when you get back!

24 rue L said...

For the last Corner View of season here is my participation. Thank you for the recipe, good vacation and see you soon in September.

kyndale said...

seriously Jane! I am going to try this. Can you send me some serrano ham? :)

McGillicutty said...

Thank YOU Miss Jane for the lovely idea... can't wait to back in the swing in Sept!!! I have a couple of suggestions so I'll email them to you. Muchos Besos!!!!!

n a t s u m i said...

This is a great shot! Very fresh! The recipe is perfect for the Summer.

ps. Unfortuntaely, I wasn't in... I am going to dress up when I go to the green market next time. haha..

Thank you, Jane! Have a great holiday! oxox

Renee said...

I'm no martha stewart so easy peasy is always good for me. I don't like it when receipes intimidate me.
Thanks for Corner View. Have a great time with your family.
Take care.

Cam said...

Now I am hungry, Jane! :)

I didn't get to participate in last week's CV because I was at work during those hours and days, and it would be a breach of patient confidentiality if I showed what I was doing then. So, boo for me.

But, this week, I'm back :) and my CV shares the secret of why somethings are sooo yummy in our house.

See you in September, Jane!
Be well, friend!

Kari said...

Hi jane, in case you are wondering who Renee is that is my daughter. Didn't log out and change google accounts - sorry!
All the same though have a great vacation.

latisha said...

um yum. and recipe stolen!

janis said...

Thank you for the recipe Jane!

Taking a break is good, it will give us all energy when we begin again - I'll miss this of course, but in the meanwhile, happy vacation - enjoy!!!

Bacci y besos ... j.

Jeannette said...

I will try it right away this weekend....it looks delicious!
And please tell us about the secret swimming hole....
Have a great holiday and I will join Corner View with new gusto in September
Big hug, Jeannette

Dorte said...

Sounds delicous - I will try to make it one of these hooot days :-)
Have a great August!

lovepics said...

oh jane! thank you SO MUCH for this melonacho recipe!! tomorrow is market day in my town, i'll buy the ingredients to try it!! besos

adrienne said...

enjoy your holiday and thanks for hosting cornerview.

can't wait to try this recipe!

gardenmama said...

happy to have found your blog!
your recipe sounds wonderful thanks for 'spilling the beans' ; ) I have enjoyed seeing cv around blogland!
Enjoy your summer!

Cate said...

yummmmmmmmmmm. and now you will never have to write down your recipe again. you can just send everyone to your blog when they ask about your secret recipe.

sweet jane, thank you for bringing us all together like this. i feel so fortunate to have been included in these corner views and so enjoyed getting to read and look at all the different perspectives from around the world. see you in september... have a wonderful vacation time.

Anna said...

oh.....yum yum yum yum.

malo said...

The kids ask me in the mornings what day it is today and I have to get the newspaper to check. That soup sounds delicious.
Have a great vacation!!

la ninja said...

bit late on my first corner view (good first impression, hey) but it's up there, yay!

would love to try this soup too (big fan of quick, no-fuss recipes!)
do you reckon I can make it with another sort of melon? we tend to get cantaloupes and the orange-pulped ones round here!
sounds dead rico and dead fresco!

oh yeah, happy hols!

cheers,
la ninja

Dorit said...

Sorry, I'm a bit late.
Love this week's theme and there are so many interesting interpreatations!
Looking forward to next challenge and wishing you all a happy corner-view break :)

epe said...

mmmmmmmmmmm, suena delicioso!

Jodi said...

oh double yum

B said...

Sounds yummy and easy! I can't believe you've been keeping it a secret! :)

C.T. said...

Jaaaaaaaane!!!! My dear friend....I have to come back another time to read about these recepies, cuz right now I'm in my bed being sick and I can't even think about food...Even those C-cookies didn't convince me to copy the recepie, but under normal circumstances I'm absolutely sure I would be droooooooling like an insane. I don't even know what date it is today....pfff...so it aint just you honey!! Leave you for now, have a great day, XXX, Carmie

Demara said...

Mine's up!

So far all others I've read have been about food. Oh dear I hope I didn't get wrong.

Melon soup hey? Never had that before!! Interesting.

Sorry I don't cook. Maybe THAT is why I interpreted this differently:)

Oh well I always find the CVs to be fascinating! And i'm SO happy I joined.

SEE YOU in Sept!!!

Amy Bradstreet said...

Gorgeous photo and the recipe looks delicious, I must try it!
On thinking it's another day, oh yes, I do that a lot. I also posted my CV on Thrusday instead of Wed, because I was stumped. Enjoy your August!

sealaura said...

love tortilla de patata but I am afraid when you have to flip it. I am worried it will be a big splat!

Le blÖg d'Ötli said...

More than a secet, a great present !! Thanks Jane ! Besos

Daan said...

i reveiled a little secret, a few days late because in our little church in England they never heared about internet ;-)

I'll be reading a lot of best kept secrets today :-)

-x-

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