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Celebration Chilled Raspberry Soup Shot


Today I celebrate the marriage of a childhood friend, and to this day my brother’s best friend, David and his beautiful fiancé, Marija!  I am so happy for these two fabulous people, who are amazing individuals and even better together! So, with tears of happiness, I toast this wonderful couple with my Chilled Raspberry Soup Shot that is not only pretty to the eye, but the taste of sweet raspberries, tangy crème fraiche topped with a sprinkling of fresh mint is an amazing combination! Just like David and Marija – a perfect pairing!

Raspberry Soup Shot

I am overjoyed for this couple, and had been looking forward to attending their wedding all summer! However, after struggling with some sudden and excruciating back pain, I visited my doctor yesterday, had some x-rays and was informed that I had an inflamed disc. Oh no! My doctor firmly sated, “I would not advise that you drive to the Bay Area, as being in a car for that long could exacerbate the problem.” Right then my eyes swelled with tears knowing that there really was no way I could go, especially since I could barely walk! So being the true romantic, I quickly, ok, not really that quick, changed my post so that I could celebrate this special couple. I am not even supposed to be on my computer, but I wanted to do this for David and Marija. Why? Well, simply because I love these two people and I wanted them to know how very much they mean to me! Thoughts of them fill my heart as I think of them today! I celebrate their love, and the beginning of their new life together as husband and wife!

Celebration Chilled Raspberry Soup Shot
(adapted from Taste of Home)

1/4 cup cranberry juice
1 Tablespoon sugar
2 cups plus fresh raspberries, plus 4 additional for garnish
1/2 cup crème fraiche (our sour cream), plus more for garnish
2 fresh mint leaves, finely chopped

In a blender, combine the cranberry juice, sugar and 2 cups raspberries; cover and process until blended. Strain into small bowl and discard seeds. Add 1/2 cup crème fraiche and whisk until smooth. Pour into a small pitcher or container with a spout. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

To serve, pour about 1/4 cup of soup into 4-6 cordial glasses. Top each with 1/2 teaspoon crème fraiche, a sprinkling of mint and one raspberry. This makes about 4-6 servings depending on the size of your glasses. Can easily be doubled.

Cheers to David and Marija may you have a long and loving life together!

Marriage is like a golden ring in a chain, whose beginning is a glance and whose ending is eternity. — Kahlil Gibran




4 thoughts on “Celebration Chilled Raspberry Soup Shot

  1. wonderful tribute to David and Marija and loved the chilled raspberry soup shot! Love you, Mom xxx

  2. Love the color, and the combination of flavors! Beautiful!

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