Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Leftover Carrots

{Making Carrot- Sweet Potato Soup from Farmer John's Cookbook}
 When we're camping, how can we come home with so much food? I'll blame all the guests who show up at the dock bearing grocery bags! We had four pounds of extra carrots after our camping trip and I had to turn to my favorite carrot soup recipe when we got home.

The recipe calls for roasted cashews. So good! Just toast unsalted cashews for a few quick minutes in a pan. It's a pureed soup, so I like to make it ahead of time, put the pot in the fridge, and puree it when the mixture is cold. It's too hard to wrestle with hot mixtures and a food processor - especially with a double batch!
{No rows here - just a big clump. Broccoli above it!}
Pictures of finished soup and a recipe coming in part II! Here's the little carrot patch in our garden.



  1. Wow, you really can grow carrots! I am impressed! We will have to get some tips from you as nothing is growing that well in our garden this year. Our tomatoes were mammoth in previous years.

  2. After reading your post, I'm making some soup! Thanks for the idea!

  3. Cashews and carrots - what an unexpected but very cool combo! Can't wait to hear about the finished soup!


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