October 12, 2010 1 Comment
I use carrots a lot… It is one of the few vegetables that Daddy will eat happily. Our home grown carrots were a bit of a disappointment this year there was loads of greenery but not much carrot, I think I shall choose my seeds with great care next year. I cleared the vegetable beds out at the weekend, here is the last of this seasons harvest…
Although the little man is having a vegetable standoff at the moment there are ways to get him to eat some occasionally, he will quite often have a good go at a soup.
As the winter days are drawing in, soup is a great way to get some warm nourishment into the smalls, they are especially keen if it appeals to their sweet tooth…
Carrot and Honey soup.
2 tbsp Butter
2 small leeks
2 tsp clear honey
1 bay leaf
2.5 l vegetable stock
small pinch of dried chilli flakes or a good grind of black pepper (optional)
sour cream or yogurt to serve
- Melt the butter in a large saucepan over a medium heat. Add the leeks to the pan, then cook for 3 mins until starting to soften. Add the carrots, honey, chilli (if using) and bay leaf, then cook for 2 mins.
- Pour in the stock, bring to the boil, then simmer for 30 mins. Blend the soup in batches, return to a clean pan, then season to taste. When ready to serve, bring back to a simmer, then ladle into mugs. Add a swirl of soured cream or yogurt and serve.
Please stop by Chelle’s Place to see some other great carrot ideas.