As I sit on my couch typing this, I can’t help but stare out the window. It appears as if a giant cloud has crashed into the mountains and now lays beached in the foothills, lingering yards above our roof. It is an unusual sight. Needless to say, it is a cool damp day, which is good since we have been experiencing such a dry winter. But, it has been a slow day as I continue to stare out the window and nurse a lingering cold with lemon ginger tea.
On these damp, cold days I find myself constantly looking for ways to warm up. Tea and toast work for a short while, but by the end of the day I always turn to soup. There are so many varieties to choose from; it can be hard to pick. The most recent edition of Cook’s Illustrated put out an entire issue filled with soups and stews, giving me much to choose from. I have chosen to test out the Carrot Soup. It is filled with puréed vegetables, ginger, and curry. All of which I find extremely appetizing when I am battling a cold.
While I don’t feel it is my place to share this recipe, I will share that the latest issue is worth picking up and playing around with. Here’s to warmer weather and more productive days!