It's hot, seriously, above 90°F hot. Today I was tending to a fire in the wood burning oven and cleaning the pool at the same time. By the time the fire was ready, I was on target to jump in the pool. Good thing it's only a stone's throw away. On the bright side this kind of weather brings along its own inspirations. The shave ice machine sees a variety of new and interesting ices and as you can see from the picture above, we take chilled soup to a whole different level. The picture? Green gazpacho from our upcoming book, Maximum Flavor, out in October. The technique, making cold soup into a chilly granita. It literally melts in your mouth. Try it this summer with your favorite cold soup and you'll be inspired too.