Marjorie Drucker created this recipe. Marjorie and her husband Paul own the New England Soup Factory restaurants in Boston. When I read about her series of chilled soups, I just had to blend them into our fruit course offerings at the Palmer House Inn. They are smooth, refreshing and so nutritious on a warm Autumn morning.
Serves 8 to 10
3 pints of fresh blueberries
4 cups cranberry-blueberry juice blend or plain cranberry juice
¾ cups of white wine
1 cup of orange juice
1 tablespoon of orange zest
½ teaspoon of cinnamon
½ cup of packed brown sugar
2 cups of sour cream
¼ teaspoon of salt
Wild Blueberry Soup Recipe Directions:
In a 6-quart soup pot, place the blueberries, cranberry-blueberry juice, wine, orange juice, zest, cinnamon and brown sugar. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from heat and puree the soup in the pot with a hand-held blender until the ingredients are mixed. With the blender running add the sour cream, one cup at a time. Puree the mixture until it is smooth and season with the salt. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving.
I enjoy serving the soup in parfait dishes with an edible flower floating on top.
While all of our guest rooms have their own charm suitable for relaxation after the most wonderful day exploring the cuisine Cape Cod has to offer, we recommend the Harriet Beecher Stowe room, the Theodore Roosevelt room or the Emily Dickinson room. These rooms feature comfortable king beds, fireplaces, jacuzzi-style tubs and a relaxing stay before and after your day.
Enjoy the dining experience at this Cape Cod Bed and Breakfast.
At The Palmer House Inn our two to four course Cape Cod Gourmet breakfasts are always an event. Sit in the sun dappled breakfast room, as the aroma of fresh brewed coffee fills the room and enjoy a delightful meal. We use the finest ingredients and local Cape Cod grown and produced foods. Meals usually consist of a fruit starter, followed by a sweet or savory main dish.
The Inn’s organic herb garden, called The Humble Innkeeper’s Garden, is one of the secluded nooks where you can spend time relaxing. Many of the garnishes for the breakfasts are picked each day from this garden to ensure top quality ingredients are used.
Palmer House favorites include:
Baked pears in brown sugar and spice followed by gingerbread pancakes with lemon sauce and crispy bacon, or Palmer House cranberry sorbet followed by Atlantic salmon quiche with cream cheese and a bagel.
Recipe Book: Favorite Recipes of The Palmer House Inn
Sumptuous Sweet & Savory Breakfasts and Tasty Treats for Your Afternoon Tea
You can find this recipe and many more in the Inn’s recipe book, Favorite Recipes of The Palmer House Inn. Order a copy for yourself (at blurb.com, http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/1373050 ). This 120 page (7×7 inches or 18×18 cm, printed four-color) book is a collection of traditional New England recipes and modern variations is beautifully illustrated with color photographs by L. V. O’Connell. With over 50 recipes and images of the Inn, this makes for a lovely memento of your visit to the Palmer House and the Cape.