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Posted by on Jan 2, 2014 in Carrots, Celery, Cooking recipe, Soup | 0 comments

Marvelous Mushroom Soup

Marvelous Mushroom Soup

    As the weather gets cooler, my obsession with soup grows to ridiculous proportions. I found this Marvelous Mushroom Soup at tastykitchen.com and it was a hit for our household right away. I think I have made this soup 4 times in the last 2 months! That is impressive when you know that each time, the soup lasted our tiny household (two people) 3 whole days!  I love how this soup is tangy and creamy and loaded with veggies. It always leaves me with a happy and healthy feeling. The original recipe was tweaked enough that I decided to post it. I found the original did not have enough veggies in it (ONE carrot and ONE celery stalk?!) and I did not like the original ratio of cream to broth (I like more broth in my soups). I also added paprika (according to my personal rule that paprika goes in ALL cheesy soups!), and I used tomato sauce instead of tomato juice. Feel free to add your own creative additions...

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Posted by on Feb 21, 2012 in Carrots, Companion Planting, Vegetables | 4 comments

How to Grow Carrots

How to Grow Carrots

Name: Carrots **Carrots are a popular vegetable in most households. Not only are they loved by most people, they are loaded with nutrients and vitamins, including high levels of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, iron, and others. **Not only are carrots a popular food to EAT, they are also a popular food to GROW.  **Carrots do not grow well in very hot weather. Coolness keeps them from turning woody and brings out their best flavor. Thus, in warm areas, you should grow them during fall, winter, and spring seasons. In cooler climates, you can plant them in early spring, then more every few weeks until early August, so that there are carrots in the ground even in the winter. **A few hard frosts makes the roots sweeter and tastier. Carrots are one of the few vegetables that you can actually leave growing straight through hard freezes of winter to dig up in early spring.   Position: **The best site for carrots is sunny and well drained, though carrots will grow in...

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Posted by on Aug 29, 2011 in Carrots, Chervil, Cooking recipe | 0 comments

Carrot and Chervil Soup

I love soup! Let me know if you like this one… 🙂 Carrot and Chervil Soup Ingredients: *2 oz. butter *2.5 cups carrots, chopped *1/3 cup all-purpose flour *4 cups chicken stock/broth *salt and pepper/seasonings to taste *1/2 cup chopped fresh chervil *garnish: cream or sour cream, fresh sprigs of chervil Directions: 1) Melt the butter in a saucepan and gently saute’ the carrots for 5 minutes. Stir in the flour, then the stock and the seasonings. Bring the soup to a boil, cover and simmer gently for 30 minutes. 2) Allow to cool slightly, then puree’ the soup in a blender. Return to the pot with the chopped chervil and slowly bring back to a boil. Serve hot or chilled with a swirl of cream and sprigs of chervil. Enjoy! This recipe was found in: Lesley Bremness, The Complete Book of Herbs, pg. 166...

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Posted by on Aug 29, 2011 in Calendula, Carrots, Cooking recipe, Onion | 0 comments

Fettuccine with Marigold Sauce

I have not tried this recipe yet, but it sounds interesting: Fettuccine with Marigold Sauce Ingredients: *1.5 cups milk *1 large onion, quartered *4 tbsp. marigold (calendula) petals, fresh or dried *2 large carrots, sliced lengthwise *1 bay leaf *4 oz. butter *3/4 cup all-purpose flour *1.5 cups parmesan cheese, grated *salt and pepper to taste *8 ounces fettuccine Directions: 1) Place the milk, onion, marigold/calendula petals, carrots, and bay leaf in a saucepan. Cover and simmer gently for about 10 minutes, until the carrots are soft. 2) Pour through a sieve into a bowl and reserve the carrot and onion pieces. 3) Melt the butter in a pan, add the flour and cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring until smooth. Gradually add the flavored milk and simmer for 2 minutes, stirring to make a smooth sauce. 4)  Finely chop the onion and carrot and add to the sauce. Fold in the cheese and seasonings to taste. 5) Cook the fettuccine according to directions on the box and cook al...

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