Art Holliday and Jennifer Blome
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Jennifer’s Cucumber Avocado Chilled Soup Recipe

This cold soup recipe is a healthy, dairy free, flavorful delight!

This recipe requires use of a Food Processor – OR – Blender


  • 2 large, RIPE avocados- peeled and cubed
  • 1 large English cucumber- cut into 2” pieces (leave cucumber unpeeled)
  • 2-3 cups chicken broth  (depending on desired consistency)
  • ¼ cup finely sliced green onions
  • 3 Tblsp fresh lemon juice
  • ½ jar of Frontera Grill Tomatillo Salsa OR your favorite salsa
  • salt and pepper —  to taste


Combine cubed avocado and cucumber pieces in food processor or blender, and blend. Add remaining ingredients, and blend to desired consistency. Divide soup into individual soup bowls, cover with plastic wrap and chill for two (2) hours. Enjoy!

Optional: before serving, can garnish with plain yogurt, thinly sliced cucumber, lemon zest, and/or cilantro sprigs.

* can substitute chicken broth with vegetable broth

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Jennifer Blome spent 34 years at KSDK-TV as an anchor/reporter. She anchored St. Louis’s first morning newscast, Today in St. Louis alongside Tom O’Neal, Art Holliday, and Pat McGonigle over the years. During her time at KSDK, Jennifer did a lot of reporting on mental health.

For the past three years, Jennifer Blome has been Director of Humane Education at the APA of Missouri. She ran the PetReach program, where volunteers and their dogs visit senior communities. She started a Prison Art Program where offenders at three Missouri prisons create pet portraits for the APA to raise money for homeless animals. She teaches children pre-kindergarten to seventh grade, the responsibilities of being kind, compassionate, and a good pet owner. An anti-violence “No More Bullying” program will launch soon for third, fourth, and fifth graders.

Jennifer Blome earned her Bachelor’s degree in Radio-TV-Film from Bowling Green State University and her Master’s in Social Work from Washington University. Jennifer had a private therapy practice for about five years.

She currently lives in Richmond Heights with Dave Keiser and three dogs, Roy, Clyde, and Pollyanna.

Art Holliday‘s broadcasting career spans four decades in news and sports, including 38 years at KSDK.  And now radio with KTRS every weekday from 10am to Noon as he is reunited with Jennifer Blome.

He came to 5 On Your Side in 1979 and worked as a sportscaster until 1989 when he began a 22-year stint co-anchoring with Jennifer Blome on Today in St. Louis. Besides anchoring, Art served as managing editor and twice was executive producer of the morning newscast. Before joining 5 On Your Side, Art worked in the sports department of KOCO-TV in Oklahoma City for two-plus years.

Art’s broadcasting work has been recognized with numerous awards, including three sportscasting Emmys in 1985, 1988, and 1989. In 2001, Art was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Greater St. Louis Association of Black Journalists. In 2003 the University of Missouri-Columbia selected him for its prestigious Faculty-Alumni Award. In 2009, Art was inducted into the St. Louis Media Foundation Television Hall of Fame.

He has a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and his interests include tennis, photography, and documentary filmmaking. He’s currently working on “Johnnie Be Good,” a music documentary about Rock and Roll Hall of Fame pianist Johnnie Johnson.

Art is married and has an adult daughter.