Cucumber Basil Gazpacho
This creamy-tasting chilled soup is a natural for serving as an appetizer in small glasses or as a light lunch or supper on hot summer days. The recipe comes from the Birchwood Cafe Cookbook (University of Minnesota Press, $29.95).
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Slice kernels from 2 or 3 fresh ears corn (reserve corn kernels for another use). In a large saucepan, bring the cobs and 6 cups chicken or vegetable stock to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes. Let cool, then discard cobs. Chill, covered, 5 days or freeze up to 3 months.