Okay Carrot Soup.

As winter continues on…and on and on (I’m beginning to  think it will never end!) I’m always on the lookout for creative ways to eat winter veggies.  Oh how I miss ripe Jersey tomatoes!  Sure, the grocery store carries a wide variety of vegetables all year round but everyone knows that they are usually pretty flavorless when they aren’t in season locally.
So I went on a hunt for a good carrot soup.
You will need:
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 2 apples, peeled, cored, and diced
  • 4 carrots, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 1 quart chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1.) Melt butter in a saucepan.  Add onion and garlic and saute until softened.
2.) Add apple and carrots and saute for about 2 minutes.
3.) Add wine, stock and cumin.
Ok, so fortunately I had some white wine around.  The night before  I made this soup I went out to dinner to a BYOB and had  left some wine in the bottle.  It just so happened that there was exactly one cup of wine left!
Coincidence?  I think not.
4.) Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer until all components are cooked and soft.  Remove from heat and blend until smooth.
5.) Serve and enjoy!
So what did I think of this soup? Ok, so I’m going to be honest.  I didn’t really like it 😕  I’m pretty sure this  is the first time in awhile that I cooked something and didn’t like it.  I usually like pretty much anything so this was surprising.  I think if I could change something I’d omit the cumin because it was too strong.
I was debating on whether or not to share this recipe if I didn’t really like it but I figured that maybe someone else would so why not!
The search for fun ways to eat winter veggies continues!…

14 thoughts on “Okay Carrot Soup.

  1. I never thought I’d love carrot soup. I’m sorry this one disappointed you. Try roasting the carrots first– it takes them to a whole new level! Who knew? I ended up making carrot-ginger soup. It rocked, Allie! It’s on my blog. xoxo

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