As the seasons change from winter to spring, a transition recipe, such as Carrot Soup, is good to have up your sleeve. This subtly sweet and velvety soup is wonderful served hot or cold, depending on whether you want to warm up or cool down, according to the erratic temperatures of the season.
Variations on the theme of this simple soup take advantage of the ubiquitous carrot and your craving for a particular flavor profile.
Seasonings may easily be adjusted to appease a variety of nationalities; add lemongrass and substitute coconut milk for plain milk and call it “Thai”. Or substitute cumin for the ginger, chopped cilantro and peppers for the nuts, and “Hello, Sante Fe”. Dill for ginger and sour cream for milk–why not? It’s all good.
The other night I enjoyed fried beets at Vellum on Main Street as part of their Happy Hour menu (such a deal at 3 bucks)! Even after inhaling two portions, I’m still craving beets. I thought a cold beet soup would scratch the itch and be perfect for a summer’s eve. When googling cold beet soup, many Polish … Full recipe post »
I purchased a tiny tomato cookbook at a library sale last summer — I still prefer illustrated cookbooks to recipes I find online. I much prefer working from pulp than electronics; the recipes seem better tested. The author made a commitment to publishing, thus acknowledging the inability to make corrections at a later date. This book is … Full recipe post »
Hi there! I'm Peggy Lampman -
Food writer by trade, curious cook by design.
The past 30 years have witnessed a raucous race from my professional to
home kitchen - persnickety customers, petulant children and piles of dirty dishes
lie in my wake. And the dinnerFeeds - well - they
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Taste buds prickle; wanderlust triggered. An Argentine barbecue (asado)
enticed me to Patagonia. A friend gave me a vial of ground sumac berries--4 months later I was
waking at dawn to the "Call To Prayer" in Turkey. Porcini to Tuscany, and so on. Read more about my chronicles of
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