All content copyright Katrina Hall 2008 through 2014





Friday, May 30, 2014

fresh carrot soup with turmeric and ginger







The chilly weather has continued all of this month of May - the last several days have been chilly AND rainy - that joyful May weather we usually get has been non-existant this year.  Still, it's kept the onslaught of black flies to a minimum, for which we are all grateful - and it's extended soup season for a little while.

This is a new version of my carrot and ginger soup, with the addition of turmeric and a shorter cooking time to keep the taste fresh, and the color vibrant.



Carrot soup with ginger and turmeric

1 cup water
1 cup vegetable or chicken stock
2 cups peeled and sliced fresh carrots (do not use baby carrots - they are too dry)
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1 medium peeled and sliced onion
1 heaping tablespoon fresh grated ginger root
1/2 teaspoon turmeric spice

Place the stock, water, onion, thyme, ginger root , turmeric, and carrots in a saucepan and cook on medium heat until the carrots are just barely tender when poked with a fork (about 15 or 20 minutes).

Remove from heat and let cool briefly, then place in a food processor or blender (I use a blender) and puree until smooth.  If it's too thick, add just a little more water.

Taste and correct the seasonings, then sprinkle with sliced scallions just before serving.




Only one more day til JUNE!






8 comments:

La Table De Nana said...

The lilacs are so lovely..
I agree a chill in the air for certain..Soups are de rigueur..love the turmeric and ginger Katrina..Have started taking golden milk here every day:)
Thinking of you..x

katrina said...

Now, Nana - what is golden milk? I've not heard of that before!

Sue/the view from great island said...

This looks beautiful AND healthy!

katrina said...

Thanks, Sue! Turmeric is new to me, but, WOW - what a powerhouse spice!

La Table De Nana said...

It's almond milk..with coconut oil..honey if you wish..and warm it up...add a paste you have made of turmeric pepper..water that you have cooked..ginger too if you wish..

diary of a tomato said...

Wonderful combination, and if our farmers have figured out how to grow local ginger, maybe turmeric is next!

katrina said...

Nana - I have forgotten what we were talking about, but assume it is a healthy, good-for-you drink, and many thanks for your recipe! Much better than plain turmeric in boiling water..

katrina said...

Dear Diary -I'm going to have to look that up! I think mine came from a bagful of spices from Whole Foods my sister brought me last year, so trustworthy.