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Green Garlic, Spinach and Tortilla Soup

A milestone birthday came my way last month, and to celebrate we threw a party–with house made margaritas. I can easily say no thanks to a margarita made with bottled mix, but if the recipe is pure tequila, triple sec and fresh lime juice, that’s another story. And not just any lime juice, it must be key lime juice, or jugo de limones, from the smaller, sweeter limes of Florida and Mexico.

Limones and Serrano chiles

Our Latino market here in Park City sold me a case of fragrant limones. And the day of the party, my girlfriend Laurie came over and hand-squeezed them all. She’s a great storyteller–she kept squeezing those limes and telling funny detailed stories. In the end it was probably worth her sore wrist, because this month her husband celebrates the same milestone birthday and she has ample fresh-squeezed proper lime juice now stored in her freezer, ready for many more batches of house made margaritas. Ole! Ole!

What I am illustrating here is that you really must use the same limes for this soup, loosely based on Yucatan Lime Soup, famous where these limones fall off trees in abundance.

Our Ranui Gardens CSA box this week contains sorrel, spinach, and green garlic. Plus,  I have a temporary crown on one side of my mouth, so soup is in order.

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