31 July 2008

July's Winner - No Croutons Required

A big congratualtions to Jackie over at Jackie Vetter's Kitchen.

Jackie has won our July challenge, showcasing a herb in a soup or salad.

There were some really delicious entires, so it was a hard choice to make, but Jackie's soup was way out in the lead with 23 votes.

Jackie introduced us to a new herb, well, new to me anyway, Savoury (an aromatic plant related to thyme and rosemary). Jackie added savoury to her Peasant Soup. Lucky Peasants!

I have to give a mention to the salad that came in second place. A gorgeous Caprese salad by Psychgrad from Equal Opportunity Kitchen. Lovely fresh mozzarella, tomato and basil. A simple but gorgeous meal. It was a close run thing for a while there and this is defintely one of my favourites. Thank you Psychgrad :)

Skip over to Lisa's blog tomorrow for the August challenge. Thank you to all of you who took part and everyone else for giving us such good support. It means a lot to Lisa and myself :)


  1. I never crave soup in the summer, but that has changed over the past few weeks. This looks fantastic! Congrats to the winner.

  2. Congrats to the winner, the soup looks fantastic! We usually only use savoury here to make fresh bean soup. Delish! :)

  3. It does sound good, dosen't it Kirsten? It is nice to discover new ingredients.

    Hi Jeanine, that sounds like a good soup too!

  4. Congrats to the winner, and a big thank you for hosting this event. Great round up!

  5. Hi Ohio Mom! Thank you for your grilled corn salad, it will always be a winner in my book :)

  6. Thank you so much, Holler. I do have to say thank you to all the people who read my blog and came over and voted for me. Plus, they got some great ideas for other soups and salads too!

    I love this contest. Thank you so much for doing it.

    We do love this soup. I've made it 3 more times since I posted this one! :)

  7. Awesome event Holler! Very proud to get an honourable mention. I'll work on a win for the future :).

  8. I think I must give this event a go this month...it looks like fun!

  9. Congratulations Jackie for winning the event, plus Holler ands Lisa for another excellent turnout:D

  10. wowza--jackie was the winner by a landslide! must be a good soup. :)

  11. Congratulations to Jackie - and well done yet again to the NCR team!!

  12. Oh, I'm a soup girl and this looks so good! Congrats to Jackie! And that salad looks terrific, too!

  13. Oh, must look up savory. Like you, it is a new herb to me.Shame I missed this event.

  14. Congrats to the winner! And savoury? Well that's new to me too and what an obvoius name for a must have if you're a savoury addict ;)

  15. Hi Jackie, congratulations on your win! That's definitely the test of a recipe, if you make it over and over then you know it is a keeper.

    I look forward to seeing your next entry Psychgrad!

    You are welcome to have a go Nina, the more the merrier!

    Thanks Val :)

    Hey Grace, the votes tell the story.

    Thanks Kittie :)

    Hey Paula, I am with you there!

    Hi Valentina, there is always this month's challenge :)

    Hey Lore, I will be watching out for Savory too!

  16. Congrats to Jackie! I always love tuning in to your blog for delicious recipes. I thank you and my family--especially--thanks you, too! The Wild One turned 18 today, and I'm making her a special dinner from recipes I've picked up in the Blogosphere.

  17. Send on birthday wishes from me Veggie Mom!


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