Wednesday, October 1, 2008

You had me with wand blender

Goodness! These carrots just don't stop! Check out these lovely leggy showgirls. Kick it ladies!

Donna George Storey sent this elegant, simple, healthy and gorgeous carrot soup recipe. Hurry to the farmer's market this month and whip some up (one of the recommended tools is a wand blender. God, just seeing "puree with wand blender" in print makes me sweat). This recipe serves 8, but it looks like it would double or even triple nicely. I'm sure any leftovers would freeze quite well for those winter evenings when something quick and colorful is called for.

Thanks so much Donna!

Donna's Carrot Dill Soup

8 servings

2T butter or extra virgin olive oil
2 onions, sliced
2 lbs carrots, peeled and sliced, preferably sweet, fresh ones from the farmer’s market
6 1/2 cups or more chicken broth
2 T Arborio or medium grain rice
2 T chopped fresh dill

Melt butter in stock pot over medium high heat.

Add onions and sauté until translucent, 5-10 minutes.

Stir in carrots, add stock and rice. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered until vegetables are tender, about 35 minutes. Puree soup with wand blender, stir in dill. Season with salt and pepper.


Smut Girl said...

Oh those are gorgeous carrots. Why don't my carrots look all fetching and flirty like that?
And I'll be trying that soup. We're on a soup kick this year. Low cost but a good full belly. And I definitely need a wand blender. I don't have one. Might have to add that to my list for Santa. ;)

Neve Black said...

These carrots are really something, Kirsten.

You'll have carrots lining up at your door begging to be in your first batch of soup once you mention Donna's wand blender to them. :-)

Donna said...

My pleasure, KM. Wow, those carrots are really quite fetching, especially the center set of gams. Add in the wand blender and things are getting pretty steamy in this kitchen...

The good thing about this soup is you can make it year round and it tastes pretty good. Low calorie, kids like it and you get to use a wand blender. What's not to like?

Kirsten Monroe said...

Sommer said: "Why don't my carrots look all fetching and flirty like that?"

Well, from what I know about these wild & crazy root veggies, the naughty ones need a lot of togetherness. In other words, they like to rub together, uh, don't thin them. Let them mingle in the soil.

And there are a zillion varities. Some better at penetrating heavy soils. Some long. Some stumpy. I just went to the World Carrot Museum -- it's a fascinating place.