Thursday, April 19, 2007

Carrot Ginger Soup

Well! It's April 19 and it's snowing. That really sucks.

But you know what doesn't suck? Carrot Soup! Ever since I did C is for Carrot and Peabody left me a comment saying she wished I had made a soup I've been meaning to. But never did.

And then I found myself with 5 pounds of the most delicious carrots from Lund's Organic Farm. How could I not?

Carrot Ginger Soup

2 tb oil
1 leek, washed well, white and light green parts chopped
2 tb ginger
24 oz peeled carrots, cut into rounds
4 cups vegetable broth
1 cup low or non fat milk

Heat the oil over medium heat in a large pot and cook the leeks until starting to soften, about 5 minutes. Add the ginger and cook another 3 or 4 minutes. Add the carrots, stir well and cook 5 minutes more. Pour in the broth. Simmer the soup, covered for 20-25 minutes or until the carrots are tender. Remove the soup from heat and puree. Stir in the milk and season with salt and pepper.


Lis said...

Oohhh I love velvetty carrot soup.. looks delish!

Still snowing?? Ugh. I'm going to start a sun dance for you.. maybe get some warmer temps up there!


tigerfish said...

Oh, it's snowing? Goodness! Your carrot ginger soup sure will spice and warm you up.

Hey Sara, I just featured you in a food meme over at my blog. It's about sharing with readers 5 fav. places to eat at your location. Readers, including myself (who wish to visit Canada someday) would be keen to know some of your favorite locations to eat at Alberta. It'll be good recommendations for readers who may visit your area someday and in search for food...;p
Care to join the fun?

Anonymous said...

Snow you say! Well we had 10 cm on Monday and it is a roaring 18°C here today Ottawa), tomorrow, and the weekend! Sending sun your way...Kathryn

Sara said...

Lis - get going on that dance! Although it is not snowing right now, we have a snowfall warning out for tonight. Can I come live with you?

Tigerfish - the soup SHOULD cheer me up, with the pretty color and the ginger, but it doesn't. Thanks, I would love to take part in the meme! I'll check it out asap.

Kathryn - the weather folk say we should be sunny and warm(er) again by Monday. But they have been known to lie.

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Snowing!! Gad, we're having a day to define spring.
The carrot ginger soup looks pretty heavenly rain or shine or spring!
Summer will hit us soon enough!

Peabody said...

Yay, you made the soup! It is still cold enough here for me to make it too!

peasantwench said...

Man. The grass is going green and the snow keeps falling. How very, very typical of this city. We cleared the garden last weekend because it was so nice, and now more snow. Sigh.