Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Carrot Soup....

Yeessssssssssssss, this is a photo of chopped carrots!!! Just thought they looked so bright and cheery sitting there on my chopping board, couldn't resist taking a pic.......... Yesterday in Christchurch it was freezing...brrrrrrrrr... it was the kind of cold that takes your breath away! So to warm us all up I made a pot of carrot and ginger soup (hence the carrot photo), obviously the kids turned their cute little noses up at this, but Julian and I enjoyed this tasty zingy soup with yummy hot buttered bagels. Thought that I would post the recipe, just in case anyone else is feeling the chill of winter and needs a bit of warming up....

900 grams carrots, chopped
1 1/2 pints of vegetable stock
4 Tablespoons of butter
1 onion, chopped
1 clove of garlic, crushed (I used 3)
25 gm root ginger, peeled and finely chopped
salt & pepper to season

Place carrots and stock in large pan. Bring to boil, cover & simmer for about 15 mins.
In another pan melt butter and saute onion, garlic and ginger until soft and browning.
Cool carrot mix slightly then blend in food processor with onion mix until smooth, season to taste.

This turned out a bit thicker than we like, so I added some more stock. Very good with a dollop of Greek yogurt on top.

No baking with Boo this week as she was really tired and fell asleep on the couch. I however made a very tasty cranberry and pistachio iced slice. The recipe can be found in this fabulous new magazine world sweet world which arrived in my mailbox today..

As there have been no pics of the kids for a couple of days, here is one for my ma & pa, T just about to head off to her friends birthday party. She is proudly holding her latest most treasured possession, her fairy wand that we made on Saturday afternoon while Kalem was off playing with his cuzzie Joe........ glitter, glitter everywhere!!!!!

3 comments:

Nikki (Mother of the Devil Child) said...

Yummy looking soup and cute cute dress!

Claire said...

That magazine looks really good - have not heard of it before.... do you fancy doing a magazine swap? Or are you loathe to part from it? :) Trying to think what I could offer that might be as good....I have the recent copy of The Green Parent if you want it :) http://www.thegreenparent.co.uk

kate5kiwis said...

oh *boggle*
cos i was just waiting for your Sunshine Soup page to open and then *you* left me a comment at *my* sunshine soup post.
*twirls head blondely and laughs*
yes, would LOVE your rice/lentil loaf recipe.
i am kate DOT kiwi AT hotmail DOT com
mwah X

Your fairy is called Tangle Saturnwand
She is a trouble maker.
She lives at the bottom of tangled gardens and in hedgerows.
She is only seen when the seer holds a four-leafed clover.
She wears tangled dresses of multicoloured petals. She has delicate pale pink wings like a cicada.