Cool Celery Soup
2 medium bunches of celery, trimmed, cut into 1/2 inch pieces; keep the leaves
2 cups buttermilk
a bunch of scallions cut into 1 inch pieces
kosher salt and black pepper to taste
1 cup ice water
Puree half of the celery pieces and leaves into the blender (use a “strong” blender. I am thinking vita mix) and 1 cup of buttermilk. Add almost half the scallions, salt and pepper, and puree. Scrape the mixture into a large bowl. Repeat with remaining veggies, buttermilk and seasoning. Stir ice water in and refrigerate for 2 hours up to 4 days. Top each serving with pepper and celery salt. A great addition to top soup with is cold chopped shrimp or shredded cold chicken!