Even though I didn't get to do much in the garden this weekend because of the rain, I did get to harvest some Rouge D'Hiver lettuce and basil from my garden today to make lettuce soup. I got the recipe from a blog called "The Nourishing Gourmet". Click here to get the recipe. The soup is delicious and easy to make. Other than the lettuce and potatoes, the recipe also calls for 1/4 cup of basil and a tablespoon of balsamic vinegar, which gives the soup a nice zing. I only had a teaspoon of balsamic vinegar left (who runs out of balsamic vinegar?) so I had to substitute the rest with sherry vinegar. Like the spinach zucchini soup, this soup is a good way to get your greens without having to munch on salad all the time.
I'm also including a recipe for peach cobbler in this post, partly because mine came out so awesome looking (and tasting), and partly because cobbler is a great summer recipe. I got this cobbler from Heather Van Vourous' website. Click here for the recipe. It's super sweet and dairy free for those of you who are lactose intolerant.